“Social Welfare for All? A Local and European Perspective on Adequacy and Accessibility”

The European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland will be hosting the European Minimum Income Network Bus Tour from May 18th-May 21st. Delegates and volunteers from the European Minimum Income Network Europe are travelling across European by bus, raising awareness and highlighting the importance of social welfare supports, which benefit and are accessed by the poorest in society.

Guaranteed Minimum Income Schemes: Nobody deserves less, everybody benefits!
At the occasion of the Bus Tour a petition is run by the European EMIN. Support ENIM to call for European concrete actions to achieve the progressive realisation of adequate, accessible and enabling Minimum Income Schemes as part of comprehensive social protection systems supported by an EU Framework Directive.

Support the petition here!

As part of this tour, EAPN Ireland will be hosting free seminars in Limerick, Longford and Dublin. The title of the seminars is as follows: “Social Welfare for All?: A Local and European Perspective on Adequacy and Accessibility”

The seminars will include short presentations, representing national and European view points on social welfare supports and input from those who have had personal experience of the social welfare system. There will also be a panel response as well as discussion and debate from the floor, to ensure the Irish perspective, both national and local area, will be adequately represented and reflected as the bus tours around Europe.

The venues and times are as follows:

  • May 18th Limerick– Limerick Library, the Granary, Michael St, Limerick city – 11.30am-13.15pm
  • May 19th Longford– Longford Library, Tesco Carpark, Longford town – 11am-12.30pm
  • May 21st Dublin- The Oak room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2- 2pm-4pm

(Please note: registration for Dublin event essential due to number restrictions, please register at enquiries@eapn.ie )