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The EU is further off-track to deliver an inclusive, sustainable, social and equal Europe

[Brussels, 19 May 2015] The European Union is failing to deliver an inclusive recovery strategy, which is urgently needed to bring the Europe 2020 Strategy back on track - in particular to combat poverty, create quality jobs, invest in early child development, equality for all, including gender equality and ensure environmental sustainability. This is the critical assessment of the Semester Alliance, a broad European coalition bringing together environmental, social and equality NGOs and trade unions, responding to the European Commission’s Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs) published on 13 May 2015.

Find the full statement here.

The Semester Alliance
The EU Alliance for a democratic, social and sustainable European Semester or (Semester Alliance) is a broad coalition bringing together 14 major European civil-society organisations and trade unions, representing thousands of member organisations on the ground at European, national and local levels in the European Union.
The Semester Alliance aims to support progress towards a more democratic, social and sustainable Europe 2020 Strategy, through strengthening civil dialogue engagement in the European Semester at national and EU levels.
The Semester Alliance members
The EU Alliance members include:

• Age Platform Europe
• Caritas Europa
• Housing Europe
• Eurochild
• Eurodiaconia
• European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)
• European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD)
• European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI)
• European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
• European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA)
• European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless (FEANTSA)
• European Public Service Union (EPSU)
• European Women’s Lobby (EWL)
• Green Budget Europe
• Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)

Supported by:
• European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
• Social Platform

The National Pilots:
• Bulgaria
• Denmark
• Ireland

The Alliance – A voice to be heard and followed

Enabling civil-society to participate in the shaping of EU policies and to contribute to progress on the Targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy concerns us all!

Contact: Mary Collins, European Women’s Lobby, collins@womenlobby.org , tel: +32 2210 04 20, on behalf of the Semester Alliance

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