INTRODUCTION – Extract
The paper discusses:
• The causes and symptoms of the “crisis” and the impact of governments’ economic policy responses and the role of the EU.
• It focuses specifically on the social impact of the crisis, in particular on the poor and vulnerable, highlighting the key messages from EAPN Crisis reports in 2009 and 10, and the adequacy of Europe 2020 for improving their lives.
• Finally it propose solutions that draw on current EAPN work with members on how solutions to poverty and social exclusion can be set in a broader social and sustainable development strategy.
SOURCE: Katherine Duffy, Re-Engaging Hope and Expectations: Getting out of the crisis together, European Anti-Poverty Network