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Statement - War in Ukraine: Putting Children First

War is never compatible with childhood. Eurochild’s vision is that every child grows up happy, healthy, confident, and respected as an individual in their own right. Europe is experiencing a…

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Helping our members to defend children’s rights in Europe

- Annual Report 2021 - Despite the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) being universally ratified by all countries in Europe, there is still widespread resistance…

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All children have the right to be protected

Eurochild letter to the Heads of EU InstitutionsThe war in Ukraine is having devastating consequences on children including grave violations of children’s rights. To date over 3.5 million people have…

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About us

Eurochild is a network of organisations and individuals working with and for children in Europe.

We are striving for a society where all children and young people grow up happy, healthy, confident and respected as individuals in their own right. We influence policies, build civil society capacity, facilitate mutual learning and exchange practice and research. Our work is underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
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Our Strategic Goals


Highlights

Annual Report 2021

Discover the highlights and achievements of the network in 2021!

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Solidarity with the Children Ukraine hub

In response to the war in Ukraine, Eurochild is collecting information for children and organisations working for children.

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Our Videos


Our Reach

Albania

  • The Children's Human Rights Centre Albania - CRCA

Austria

  • CONCORDIA Social Projects
  • Vorarlberger Kinderdorf GmbH
  • SOS Children's Villages International
  • Sharon Schneider
  • National Coalition for the Implementation of the UN CRC - Austria

Belgium

  • Active Citizen Europe
  • Alliance for Childhood European Network Group
  • Child Rights Coalition Flanders
  • Children's Rights Knowledge Centre - Keki
  • VBJK - Ressource and Research Centre for Early Childhood Care and Education
  • The Open Door (La Porte Ouverte)
  • Francesca Stuer
  • DECET
  • Don Bosco International
  • European Alliance of Initiatives for Applied Antroposophy - ELIANT
  • European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education
  • Julien Van Geertsom
  • Kind en Gezin
  • Learning for Well-being Foundation (former Universal Education Foundation)
  • Margareta Kovacova
  • Maud  Stiernet
  • Office of Birth and Childhood - ONE

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Association Novi Put (New Road)

Bulgaria

  • Cedar Foundation
  • Social Activities and Practices Institute
  • For our Children Foundation
  • Know-how Centre for Alternative Care for Children - New Bulgarian University
  • National Network for Children - Bulgaria

Croatia

  • Coordination of Associations for Children
  • Union of Societies "Our Children" Croatia
  • Society "Our Children" Opatija
  • Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences - University of Zagreb
  • FICE Croatia
  • Ivana Boric
  • Ombudsman for Children - Croatia
  • Croatia for Children Foundation – ZHZD

Cyprus

  • Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children

Czechia

  • Alliance for the Rights of the Child - Czechia
  • Vterina poté (Second After)
  • Velky vuz Sever
  • In the Interest of the Child - the Civic Association

Denmark

  • Fairstart Foundation
  • Geert Jorgensen
  • Joint Council for Child Issues (Bornesagens Faellesrad)

Estonia

  • Estonian Union for Child Welfare

Finland

  • Central Union for Child Welfare Finland
  • Pesäpuu Ry - Centre of Expertise in Child Welfare
  • Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters
  • Mannerheim League for Child Welfare

France

  • National Federation of Association for Child Protection
  • Association Samuel Vincent
  • Anne Williams
  • Children of Prisoners Europe
  • Secours Populaire Français
  • Fondation des Apprentis d'Auteuil
  • Group SOS Youth
  • Initiatives of Change France
  • Nexem

Germany

  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Kinder- und Jugendhilfe
  • Bavarian Youth Council
  • German Association for Youth Protection
  • German Children's Fund
  • Kindermitte association for social enterpreneurship and quality in early education
  • National Coalition Germany - Network for the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • International Federation of Social Workers Europe

Greece

  • Union of Women of Heraklion
  • The Smile of the Child
  • Society for the Development and Creative Occupation of Children
  • Roots Research Center NGO
  • Prolepsis Institute
  • ERGO-LEARNING4LIFE
  • EYSEKT - ESF Actions Coordination and Monitoring Authority
  • Iliachtida - Hospitality Centre for Sick Children and Family
  • Network for Children's Rights - Greece
  • ALMA - Panhellenic Association of Adapted Activities

Hungary

  • Terre des Hommes - Fondation Lausanne in Hungary
  • Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation
  • Family, Child, Youth Association
  • European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation Youth
  • Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights - Hungary
  • Nestingplay

Ireland

  • Children's Rights Alliance Ireland
  • Helen Lynch
  • Hugh Frazer
  • Maria Corbett
  • Robbie Gilligan

Italy

  • Cesvi
  • CIFA
  • Department of Human Sciences for Education - University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Serena Virdis
  • Patrizio Paoletti Foundation for the development and communication
  • Fondazione L'Albero della Vita ONLUS
  • Intermedia Social Innovation
  • Istituto Degli Innocenti
  • Mission Bambini Foundation
  • SOS Il Telefono Azzurro Onlus
  • EFYS - Equipe Formation Youthstart Sardinia

Kosovo

  • Childproof NGO
  • Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection-KOMF

Latvia

  • Latvian Child Welfare Network
  • Latvian Protect the Children

Lithuania

  • Dainius Puras
  • Auto moto group
  • Lithuanian Informal Coalition of Non-governmental Organisations for Child Rights
  • ENGSO Youth

Luxembourg

  • Ombuds - Committee for the Rights of the Child

Malta

  • Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society
  • Office of the Commissioner for Children - Malta
  • Foundation for Social Welfare Services
  • Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca
  • Early Childhood Development Association of Malta

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North Macedonia

  • First Children's Embassy in the World - Megjashi

Poland

  • Child and Family Foundation
  • Department of Applied Sociology and Social Work - University of Lodz
  • Polish Foster Care Coalition
  • One World Association
  • Happy Kids Foundation

Portugal

  • Sergio Araújo
  • Marta Santos Pais
  • Instituto de Apoio à  Criança
  • Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso Foundation
  • Odete Severino
  • Plataforma P.A.J.E

Romania

  • Ador Copiii Association - The Community of Adoptive Families
  • Council of Institutionalised Youth
  • The Including Children Affected by Migration Network - ICAM
  • FARA Foundation
  • Federation of NGOs for Children - Romania
  • Heart of a Child Foundation
  • Hope and Homes for Children Romania
  • Friends of Romanian Children
  • Justice for Minors

Serbia

  • Child Rights Centre
  • Children and Youth Support Organisation - Pomoc Deci
  • Network of Organisations for Children of Serbia - MODS

Slovakia

  • Coalition for Children - Slovakia

Slovenia

  • Slovenian Children's Rights Network
  • Legal-Informational Centre for NGOs - Slovenia
  • Slovenian Association of Friends of Youth

Spain

  • Research Team : Intervention - Faculty of Psychology and Education - Universidad de Deusto
  • Plataforma de Organizaciones de Infancia
  • Federació d'Entitats d'Atenció i d'Educació a la Infáncia i l'Adolescéncia (FEDAIA)
  • FICE Spain
  • Fundación Montessori sin Fronteras

Sweden

  • Örebro Regional Development Council
  • World Organisation for Early Childhood Education
  • Thomas Hammarberg
  • The Association for Promotion of Family Centers
  • Social Services of Halmstad

Switzerland

  • Ariel Foundation
  • Children's Rights European Academic Network (previously ENMCR)
  • International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education

The Netherlands

  • Children International Press Centre Foundation
  • Veronica Smits
  • Utrecht University - Dynamics of Youth Strategic Programme
  • Netherlands Youth Institute
  • Dutch NGO Coalition for Children’s Rights
  • International Child Development Initiatives
  • EACH European Association for Children in Hospital

Turkey

  • Hayat Sende Youth Academy Association

Ukraine

  • Charity Fund EDUKIDS
  • Antonina Slipchenko
  • International Non-Governmental Organisation International Leadership and Development Center
  • International Charity Partnership for Every Child
  • Hope and Homes for Children Ukraine

United Kingdom

  • Hope and Homes for Children
  • Jeffrey Coleman
  • Home-Start Worldwide
  • International Foster Care Organisation (IFCO)
  • Catriona Williams OBE
  • Child to Child
  • Children in Northern Ireland
  • Children in Scotland
  • Children in Wales
  • Children's Parliament
  • Children's Rights Alliance for England
  • Department of Applied Social Research - University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Central Lancashire - The Centre for Children and Young People's Participation - School of Social Work
  • Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights)
  • The Early Years Organisation
  • Refugee Rights
  • Professor Sir Albert Aynsley-Green
  • Florence Koenderink
  • European Children's Rights Unit - University of Liverpool
  • Gareth Williams-James
  • John Fitzgerald
  • Lifestart Foundation
  • Malgorzata Kmita
  • Marion Macleod
  • Middlesex University
  • Voices From Care Cymru
  • 5Rights Foundation
  • Vânia S. Pinto

Events

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1 June 2022

A way forward towards family-based care

Do you want to learn more how civil society organisations can deliver a change for the most vulnerable children? Eurochild is organising a workshop highlighting the experiences of our Greek…

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10 - 11 May 2022

General Assembly 2022

Eurochild General Assembly will happen online on 10-11 May. Registrations are open until 6 May! If you are a member of Eurochild, go to the Members' Room to access the…

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17 February 2022

Information session on the Eurochild Children's Council

The deadline to apply and join the next Eurochild Children's Council is approaching! For this reason, we are inviting all interested young people invited to join an informal information session…

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8 February 2022

High-level meeting on Anti-Rights Movements in Europe and its Impact on Children’s Rights

On 8 February Eurochild is hosting a high-level meeting at the European Commission with: Dubravka Šuica European Commission Vice-President; Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner;Eurochild President Marie-Louise Coleiro-Preca.…

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26 January 2022

Deinstitutionalisation of children and young people in Europe – the state of the art 2022

26 January; 2 PM; online The webinar is part of ICCA, the 6th International Conference on Childhood and Adolescence in Portugal. Ciaran O'Donnel (Eurochild) and Anja Teltschik (UNICEF) will present…

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18 November 2021

Education - A gateway to well-being for all children

RECORDING & RESOURCES NOW AVAILABLE. On 18 November we celebrated World Children’s Day and the 32nd anniversary of the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) adoption…