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Will it deliver for children?

Eurochild analysis of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action PlanOn 4 March 2021, the European Commission presented the long-awaited Action Plan on the European Pillar of Social Rights. The…

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Children are asking: #CanWeBelieveInYou?

At least 18 million children in Europe are facing poverty and social exclusion. The Recommendation on Investing in Children adopted by the European Commission in 2013 captured well what needed…

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COVID19: Our child participation a success

The pandemic has changed the way Eurochild and its members work directly with children, but it has also emphasized why meaningful child participation has never been more essential. In the…

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ESF+ will now prioritise investing in children

A Victory for the Rights of the Child in the EU The Council of the European Union and the European Parliament finally reached an agreement on the European Social Fund…

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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

Growing up in lockdown

Europe’s children in the age of COVID-19. This report compiles information gathered from 25 countries across Europe, and provides recommendations for improving public policies in the short and long-term to support better outcomes for children.

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European Child Guarantee

Read our response on what we welcome and what we aspire towards

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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
  • Janine Renier
  • 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

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

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
  • Comité National de Solidarité Laïque
  • Secours Populaire Français
  • Philippe Roux
  • 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

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

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

Ireland

  • Children's Rights Alliance Ireland
  • EPIC Empowering People In Care
  • Helen Lynch
  • Hugh Frazer
  • Maria Corbett

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
  • Fabio Cruccu
  • Giovanni Giulio Valtolina
  • Intermedia Social Innovation
  • Istituto Degli Innocenti
  • Mission Bambini Foundation

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

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

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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

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

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 NGO Network ZIPOM
  • Slovenian Association of Friends of Youth
  • Legal-Informational Centre for NGOs - Slovenia

Spain

  • Research Team : Intervention - Faculty of Psychology and Education - Universidad de Deusto
  • Plataforma de Organizaciones de Infancia
  • iCmedia
  • 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
  • Stichting Families Foundation
  • 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

Events

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9 June 2021

Creating lasting change for children in alternative care

Lessons from Croatia, Poland and Greece 9 June 15:00 – 16:30 via Zoom In 2020 Eurochild has started a fruitful cooperation with Martin James Foundation to support 3 civil society…

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27 May 2021

Education inequality: Equal chances for every child

Registrations now open for our upcoming webinar ‘Equal chances for every child: tackling inequalities and ensuring access to education for Europe’s children in need during and after the pandemic’ on…

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19 May 2021

Global & European Trends of Deinstitutionalisation for Children

Save the Date: 19 May, 17:30 – 19:00Eurochild and Martin James Foundation will run the ‘Global & European Trends of Deinstitutionalisation for Children’ session at DJHT, the biggest child &…

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4 May 2021

Workshop on reducing inequalities and early childhood development

On 4 May (14:00 – 16:00) Eurochild and European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) will hold a workshop at Social Platform's Flagship Conference as First Year First Priority Campaign partners. Social…

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15 December 2020

First Years First Priority campaign launch

15 December 2020 (13:30 – 14:30, CET), via ZOOM Eurochild and the International Step by Step Association (ISSA) are launching a Europe-wide campaign on Early Childhood Development (ECD), in partnership…

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18 November 2020

Putting children at the heart of Europe’s recovery

Eurochild’s breakfast webinars to mark World Children’s Day 202018- 20 November 2020; 8h30 – 10h00 hrs CET#PuttingChildrenFirst: watch the webinar recordings and video addresses in the playlist below! Eurochild, in…




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