Youth and social inclusion take centre stage at Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth

The focus of this year’s Annual Convention was on a topic very close to the work of Eurochild: youth and social inclusion.

On 24 April, Eurochild participated in the 2017 Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth, organised by the European Commission and opened by Ms. Marianne Thyssen, the Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs Skills and Labour Mobility. The one-day event brought together policy makers and civil society representatives to reflect on how to strengthen the social dimension of the European Union by tackling poverty and improving employment, social cohesion and inclusion for all.

In particular, the focus of this year’s Annual Convention was on a topic very close to the work of Eurochild: youth and social inclusion. Preceding the publication of the European Pillar of Social Rights with two days, the discussions were not able to flesh out the proposals, but it was an opportunity to reiterate the life cycle approach for inclusion policies.

Eurochild’s members, Pien Klieverik (Dutch Children’s Rights Coalition - DCI Netherlands), Linda Zaiane (National Children’s Rights Coalition - Germany) and Zuzana Konradova (Coalition for Children – Slovakia), attended the Convention and participated in a workshop on investing in children. Despite the main focus of the workshop being on balancing parental roles and work responsibilities, through childcare and support to single mothers, broader issues such as tackling child poverty and promoting children’s well-being were raised.

 

  • For more on our work on tackling child poverty, click here.
  • For further information, please contact Réka Tunyogi, Head of Advocacy at Eurochild.