On 10-12 June, EAPN held its 21st General Assembly in Limassol, Cyprus. At this General Assembly, the Network welcomed EAPN Estonia into its membership. This General Assembly took place at the mid point of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion and a week before the crucial European Council to decide on the poverty reduction target in the Europe 2020 Strategy. The General Assembly was also the occasion to mark the 20th anniversary of EAPN.
At this General Assembly, EAPN held a conference on the situation of poverty and exclusion amongst migrants in the European Union. Cyprus, as one of the frontline EU Member States receiving migrants who take huge personal risks to try to seek out a better life, was considered as a very suitable place to inspire EAPN’s discussions on this theme.