Child poverty infographic receives EU award

Eurochild received an award for its ‘Child Poverty Cycle’ infographic from the EU Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s science and knowledge service.

3 videos and 1 poster (infographic) were awarded for the use of facts in a clear and coherent manner. On the occasion of the JRC’s 60th anniversary, a conference on ‘Evidence for policy in a post-fact world’ was hosted in Brussels, Belgium where the award ceremony took place.

The infographic, produced in 2015 using data from Eurostat, highlights how child poverty can impact children’s ability to enjoy all their rights and the increased risks of other disadvantages on the rest of one’s life including youth unemployment, homelessness and more. Eurochild advocates to address poverty in childhood to break this cycle of disadvantage and protect the rights of children.