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2 December 2020

Protecting children’s rights to build a Social Europe

Eurochild’s contribution on the Action Plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights Since its launch in 2017, Eurochild has welcomed the Pillar of Social Rights (Social Pillar) by…
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23 November 2020

The Europe Kids Want

Autumn 2019 Survey Children and young people have a key stake in Europe’s future. Not only because it is their future that is affected by today’s decisions, but also because…
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25 February 2020

Redefining Power: Strengthening the Rights of the Child

This report, made by children and for children, showcases the highlights of the conference on the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child T o…
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17 February 2020

Why the Child Guarantee Council Recommendation is best launched in 2020

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children has released a statement calling on the EU to eradicate child poverty with the help of the Child Guarantee. Today, 23 million children grow…
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27 January 2020

We Are Here: A Child Participation Toolbox

Eurochild strives to put children’s voices at the heart of decision making and wants to help give others the tools to do the same. Our latest publication, co-produced in collaboration…
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16 January 2020

Report on the Transition From Institutional Care to Community-Based Services

This is a report by the European Expert Group on Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, focusing on 27 EU Member States. Since 2009 numerous stakeholders at European and national…
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15 January 2020

EU Alliance publishes Advocacy Toolkit

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children has prepared an Advocacy Toolkit which will support the advocacy work of networks and organisations on tackling and preventing child poverty and promoting child well-being…
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14 January 2020

Opening Doors: Lessons Learned and Recommendations to Strengthen Families

Opening Doors: lessons learned and recommendations to strengthen families and end institutionalisation for children in Europe. The transition from institutional to family- and community-based care has received growing support from…
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25 November 2019

So This is Sexual Abuse: A Child Friendly Booklet

Eurochild members Hintalovon have produced a child-friendly booklet on identifying and acting on sexual abuse. On behalf of the Council of Europe, a booklet on sexual abuse and exploitation has…
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7 November 2019

New opportunities for investing in children

2019 Eurochild report on the European Semester ur latest assessment of the European Semester is being launched next week in the European Parliament at our event Towards No child poverty in…
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6 November 2019

Promoting and Protecting the rights of children in migration through the MFF 2021-2027

Eurochild has co-produced an advocacy paper with Save the Children Europe and Terres des Hommes International Federation on the rights of children in migration in the new seven-year EU multiannual…
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23 April 2019

Eurochild Conference 2018 Report

This report presents the highlights and learning from the three-day programme to provide inspiration and learning on how children can become active agents in influencing and improving public decision-making. Eurochild’s…
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12 February 2019

Child Guarantee: An EU that helps fight child poverty

Eurochild produced a 2 pager to explain the European Child Guarantee and what it will help achieve. Child Guarantee: what is it for? Child poverty is unacceptably high in Europe, one…
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1 October 2018

Making social rights work for children

2018 Eurochild Report on the European Semester Eurochild launched its assessment of the first European Semester since the Proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (November 2017). With the…
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13 June 2018

Advocacy Toolkit: Better care services for unaccompanied and separated migrant children in Europe

The Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of CEurochild has drafted an advocacy toolkit as part of the EU project FORUM FOR Unaccompanied Minors: transfer of knowledge for…
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25 April 2018

Children's rights organisations jointly demand Post 2020 EU Budget to work for children

In one week, the EU Commission will release its communication on the post 2020 EU budget. How can the future EU budget help to realise the rights of children? Children’s…
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27 February 2018

Training tool on engaging children in advocacy work on their right to participate in decision-making processes

Eurochild produced a training toolkit on request for the Council of Europe to engage children in advocacy work. The toolkit is aimed to engage children in decision-making processes with governments and civil…
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15 February 2018

Investing in children through the post-2020 European Multiannual Financial Framework

Eurochild releases recommendations on post 2020 EU Budget The Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) is the budgetary plan of the European Union which sets the maximum amount of spending for different…
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15 December 2017

Make economic policies work for children

Eurochild releases 2017 Report on the European Semester with a reminder to tackle child poverty Despite improved focus on social concerns this year, the EU’s economic policies offered fewer recommendations…
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26 July 2017

Eurochild’s Policy Position on the European Pillar of Social Rights

Announced in 2015 and published on 26 April 2017, the European Pillar of Social Rights is the European Commission’s initiative that sets outprinciples and rights for fair and well-functioning labour…
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12 April 2017

Let Children be Children: Lessons from the Field on the Protection and Integration of Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe

The new report, produced by Eurochild and SOS Children’s Villages, offers 16 inspiring practices that showcases how the child protection services are responding to the needs of refugee and migrant…
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7 April 2017

Child Participation Strategy endorsed

For the first time, children and young people facilitated discussions at the Eurochild Members’ Day to gather views on the Child Participation Strategy, which was formally endorsed the following day…
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6 December 2016

Eurochild’s key messages on the European Pillar of Social Rights

In early 2016, the European Commission released a preliminary outline of a European Pillar of Social Rights to identify and promote common principles in the euro area in the field of employment and…
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25 November 2016

2016 European Semester: Is Europe Doing Enough to Invest in Children?

Eurochild releases 2016 Report on the European Semester with a reminder to tackle child poverty. The EU’s economic policy framework continues to miss the opportunity to tackle child poverty, which…
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3 August 2016

Sofia Young People’s Report

Read the experiences of the young delegates at the launch of the Council of Europe's Strategy for the Rights of the Child 2016-2020. Sofia Young People’s Report 2016 In December…
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14 July 2016

Child friendly Recommendation on Investing in Children

A resource developed, with children, for children! This child friendly resource explains the Recommendation on Investing in Children, which was produced originally by the European Commission. Available in multiple languages!…
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13 July 2016

Working paper on a Child Guarantee

On 24 November 2015, a cross-party majority of MEPs approved a resolution to combat child poverty through the introduction of a Child Guarantee. On 24 November 2015, a cross-party majority…
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15 December 2015

Is Europe doing enough to invest in children? 2015 Eurochild Report on the European Semester

2015 Eurochild Report on the European Semester Eurochild carried out the assessment of the 2015 European Semester with the help of its member organisations. The work draws on the experience…
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5 October 2015

A child-centred investment strategy: Why the Investment Plan for Europe needs to prioritise children

Eurochild releases its model for a child-centred investment strategy to advance the potential of the new European Fund for Strategic Investment. This working document details how investment must take a rights-based approach…
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2 October 2015

A child-friendly report: What do children think about the ways governments spend their money?

A child-friendly report that asked children about how they thought governments should spend money for children’s rights The consultation, involving 2693 children from 71 different countries, demonstrates that children have clear…
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2 June 2015

Evaluation of legislation, policy and practice of child participation in the European Union

The aim of this study by the European Commission was to identify and map the existing situation in terms of child participation in the EU The key focus of the…
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1 April 2015

Implementation of the Investing in Children EC Recommendation

The “Implementation Handbook – Putting the Investing in Children Recommendation into Practice” was launched in the European Parliament on 1 April 2015 during an exchange of views with stakeholders, in the context…
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6 February 2015

Youth Engagement Country Handbook 2014 - 2015

A brief guide to facilitate youth outreach and engagement in financial education and financial inclusion at the country level The Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) Secretariat has written this handbook as…
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15 January 2015

Evidence and Evaluation Methodologies for Family and Parenting Support Policies and Practice

This Policy Position calls on the new leadership at the European Commission and European Parliament for a pluralist approach to evidence of effectiveness While there is broad political consensus on…
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23 April 2014

Grandparents as Carers - Trends & Support Services in Europe

As part of the NGOs Coalition for the 2012 European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity Between Generations Eurochild decided to commission a small study to examine the situation of…
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12 February 2014

Mainstreaming Children's Rights in EU Legislation, Policy and Budget - Lessons from Practice (Discussion Paper)

This study has been supported by Eurochild’s ‘Expert group on the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on Children’s Rights’ This study provides guidance on how effective child rights mainstreaming can be undertaken…
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12 February 2014

Realising the Rights of Every Child Everywhere - Moving forward with the EU (joint publication with UNICEF)

Eurochild and UNICEF publication aims to enhance a European debate on children’s rights by gathering a wide range of European voices The publication "Realising the rights of every child – moving…
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21 December 2013

Child Rights Manifesto

The Child Rights Manifesto calls on Members of the European Parliament to prioritise children more explicitly in EU policies. The Child Rights Manifesto, launched on 20 November 2013 and co-authored by…
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10 April 2013

Toward's Children's Well-being in Europe - Explainer on child poverty in the EU

25 million children in the European Union (EU) are at risk of poverty or social exclusion – that is one child in every four. Most of these children grow up…
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21 March 2013

Overall assessment of the European Commission Recommendation "Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage" & suggestions for implementation at national level

Unwrapping the principles, translating into policies & practices, and highlighting opportunities The long-awaited European Commission Recommendation on child poverty, entitled "Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage", was adopted on…
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20 February 2013

European Commission: Recommendation - Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage

Unwrapping the principles, translating into policies & practices, and highlighting opportunities The long-awaited European Commission Recommendation on child poverty, entitled "Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage", was adopted on…
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5 October 2012

Compendium of Inspiring Practices on Early Intervention and Prevention in Family and Parenting Support

This Compendium brings together diverse examples of case studies that detail different European countries' family / parenting support systems. The 12 case studies in this Compendium offer a small sample…
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19 September 2012

Speak Up Project: Triptych version (with summary recommendations & children's views)

In the Speak Up! project children met in small groups, so-called focus groups, to learn about, and to discuss, children’s rights. Once familiar with their rights, the children selected four…
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26 July 2012

Valuing children's potential : How children’s participation contributes fighting poverty and social exclusion

This book demonstrates how children and young people can participate and get involved in decisions affecting their lives. Moreover, it also explores how they can contribute to the fight against…
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11 October 2011

Policy Position: Child poverty and family poverty - are they one and the same? - A rights-based approach to fighting child poverty

Adopting a child rights approach to child poverty does not undermine parents’ rights I n this position paper, Eurochild re-states that the best way to tackle child poverty and social exclusion…
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27 January 2010

National Surveys on Children in Alternative Care - 2nd edition

In 2009 Eurochild carried out a survey of the situation of children in alternative care in Europe through its member organisations.  The survey requested information on the numbers of children in alternative…
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Eurochild recommits itself to catalysing EU influence to improve lives of children

The Strategic Plan of Eurochild for 2019-2021 commits to help bring a children’s rights perspective into policies and legislation in EU member states, accession countries and neighbourhood region, by leveraging…

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5 things you need to know about the annual gathering of Eurochild members

Discover all the action from the annual gathering of Eurochild members on 18-19 April 2018. 1. 171 Members in 34 countries Eurochild General Assembly voted to invite 18 new members…

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Spotlight on the Eurochild Children’s Council: April Update

Sharon, 13 years from Malta shares updates from this month’s work of the Eurochild Children’s Council – a voluntary group of young people under 18 working to promote children’s rights…

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A call to action to leave no child behind

Eurochild signs a joint open letter in support of a 2019 Rights of the Child resolution on children without parental care. To join the statement, follow the instructions in the…

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Investing EU Money in a Transformative Way

On 6 June 2018, Eurochild and the Learning for Well-Being Foundation hosted an event in Brussels which brought together representatives from the European Commission and civil society to discuss the…

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Eurochild to support children’s consultations for Council of Europe review

Eurochild is delighted to be invited to consult children on the mid-term review of the work of the Council of Europe. In 2018-2019 the Council of Europe will carry out…

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European Parliament: Towards No Child Poverty in Europe 2030

Eurochild is organising in collaboration with Bertelsmann Stiftung a high-level political round table on preventing and tackling child poverty in Europe The event will be held in the European Parliament…

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New Organisational Structure for Eurochild

Eurochild’s secretariat gets ready for a more child-friendly Europe! Dear Members, At its October meeting, the Eurochild management board agreed a new organisational structure for the Eurochild Secretariat. The decision…

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Towards No Child Poverty in Europe 2030

Growing inequality affects children’s access to healthcare and education; poverty continues to remain persistently high among children (24%), compared to the adult population (22%). Despite this, the European Semester –…

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Council of Europe: Redefining Power and Strengthening the Rights of the Child

The week before the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Council of Europe held a high-level conference in Strasbourg on 13-14 November 2019…

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New European Parliament takes its First Steps to Protect Children's Rights

Eurochild welcomes the resolution adopted today by the European Parliament (EP) by 495 votes to 58 with 87 abstentions, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention…

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How the EU can learn from New Zealand's progressive social wellbeing budget

New Zealand is currently pioneering new philosophy and approaches to government, and is actively trying to challenge the ‘growth’ paradigm of current economic budgetary thinking across Western and English speaking…

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Opening Doors Celebrates Its Achievements Upon Closure

A safe and loving family environment is the best place for a child to thrive. For this reason, 120 organisations from 16 countries worked together in the Opening Doors for…

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Eurochild and UNICEF to develop a study on children in alternative care across the EU

Eurochild is partnering with UNICEF Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia to coordinate a 12-month study aimed at mapping data collection systems on child protection across 27 EU Member…

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Europe's new captains: Will they bring children closer to Europe?

A new European Commission is up and running. The UK’s departure from the EU now is cast in stone. As 2019 draws to a close, we reflect on where the…

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Quality in Alternative Care for 40,000 Children and Youth

Child psychologist Niels Peter Rygaard started a foundation to educate care givers and shares his reflections on questions of quality and lessons learnt. The challenge of implementing the alternative care…

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Assessment of the 2020 European Semester’s Autumn Package

Just before the holiday season, the European Commission launched the 2020 European Semester with the release of its 'Autumn Package' – a suite of documents that guide the development of…

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Joint Statement: 10 Years Towards Inclusion

European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care issues statement taking stock of past achievements and setting a common vision for the future. The “Towards Inclusion” conference…

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Child Rights Networks Launch Talks with Re-Established European Parliament Intergroup

On 22 January the European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights met for the first time with the leaders of networks in the Child Rights Action Group in Brussels. The meeting…

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Bringing children’s rights perspective to the digital environment

A gathering in Brussels focused on children's rights to privacy in the face of rapidly expanding technology. There is much debate on the impact of technology and in particular, social…

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Child Rights Networks Launch Talks with Re-Established European Parliament Intergroup

On 22 January the European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights met for the first time with the leaders of networks in the Child Rights Action Group in Brussels. The meeting…

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Eurochild echoes call for greater participation of adolescent girls

On the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, Eurochild signs a joint letter urging leaders to respond to inequalities faced by young girls and adolescents. Eurochild…

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Civil Society Reflects on Deinstitutionalisation Progress Over the Past 10 Years

The Opening Doors Pan-European De-institutionalisation campaign came to an end after seven years of dedicated and passionate work.  International partners and national coordinators reflect on the achievements of the Opening…

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A Strong Social Europe Must Target Child Poverty

Eurochild calls on the EU to set targets that will half child poverty by 2030.  As the EU looks towards the future with its European Green Deal, Eurochild calls for a…

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Why the Child Guarantee Council Recommendation is best launched in 2020

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children has released a statement calling on the EU to eradicate child poverty with the help of the Child Guarantee. Today, 23 million children grow…

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Meet Fanni!

Meet Fanni, our new Membership and Network Development Officer Fanni started as the new Membership and Network Development Officer at Eurochild on Monday. She will be responsible for communicating, networking…

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'Friends of Cohesion'

15 EU Member States call for a sufficient level of financing to Cohesion Policy in the next MFF On 2nd February 2020, a group of 15 EU member states called ‘Friends…

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Success at the Closing Conference on Child Guarantee

The Closing Conference on the first phase of the feasibility study for a Child Guarantee revealed a number of successes, in a positive sign of commitment to children's rights on…

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Prioritise Deinstitutionalisation 2021-27: Briefing for Members

This memo aims to provide members with more and targeted information on how to influence the programming of post-2020 programming period The Operational Programmes are the main tools how the…

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COVID-19 Resources

The Corona virus outbreak is shedding light on the fragility of our social security, health & welfare systems and the level of solidarity in our societies. Our mission to put…

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Meet Cruccu and Valtolina, two candidate members from Italy

Fabio Cruccu - IndividualFabio Cruccu is a Sardinia based, experienced Child Protection and Children’s Rights Expert with legal background. Besides having extensive experience in raising awareness on children’s rights, Fabio is the founder…

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Eurochild continues to drive reforms to protect children in alternative care

Eurochild continues its work to protect children in alternative care The European Union is seen as a champion in promoting deinstitutionalisation through its introduction of policies and the allocation of…

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Protecting children now and in the future - Eurochild public statement on COVID-19

Children infected by COVID-19 are likely to only have mild symptoms. Nonetheless this crisis is having, and will continue to have, an enormous impact on their lives. The challenges of…

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In Memoriam: Norah Gibbons

Norah Gibbons, children’s rights defender and former President of Eurochild passes away We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Norah Gibbons, a committed children’s rights defender and…

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Vulnerable Groups should be protected during the COVID19 Pandemic

Eurochild signs joint statement to protect vulnerable children The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the human and financial costs of poor investment in health prevention services among vulnerable groups in Europe.…

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Joint statement on protecting children and their families during and after the COVID19 crisis

As partner of the EU Alliance in Investing in Children, Eurochild joins as signatory on statement calling for EU Member States and European Commission to support children and families at…

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Meet Eurochild’s new Director of Programmes

Valeria Santostefano joins the Eurochild secretariat Valeria Santostefano started as the new Director of Programmes at Eurochild this week. She will be responsible for overseeing our programmatic work, including activities linked to…

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Eurochild calls for attention to Roma children during COVID-19 pandemic

n this joint statement we call for urgent response to the vulnerable position of Roma communities in light of COVID-19 Eurochild has joined as signatory on the Roma Education Fund…

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Childrens participation in shaping responses to COVID19

Results from the survey "COVID-19: Children’s Participation in shaping responses" have been published As the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has recently stated, underlining various longstanding national…

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COVID19 crisis. People living in institutions must not be written off

Children who are segregated in short or long term residential care are now more vulnerable than ever to human rights violations Whilst governments have focused on addressing the health and…

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Children’s rights community gathers online for annual Eurochild General Assembly

Highlights from the 2020 Eurochild General Assembly and Member's Day Eurochild hosted its annual General Assembly online this year on 15-16 June 2020 owing to the COVID-19 related lockdown. Almost…

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Eurochild and Martin James Foundation partnership to tackle slow deinstitutionalisation reforms in Croatia

Eurochild will provide technical assistance to FICE Croatia as part of a 14 month-long technical assistance programme offered through the MJF partnership to Poland, Croatia and Greece. Following its flagship…

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Child protection reform in Greece gets new impetus thanks to Eurochild and Martin James Foundation support

Despite Greece enacting a breakthrough law on foster care in 2018, most children in out of home care remain in institutions. Following its flagship campaign to reform child protection and…

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Eurochild and Martin James Foundation partnership to push for child protection reforms in Poland

Eurochild will provide technical assistance to Polish Foster Care Coalition to enable civil society to advocate for a strong deinstitutionalisation strategy launched earlier this year by the Polish government. Following…

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Gearing up for a busy Autumn of child rights advocacy

Eurochild gathered members in online discussions on the European Semester, the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and the European Child Guarantee Initiative. Almost paradoxically, the disruption caused…

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Eurochild shines the light on aftercare for care leavers across Europe

On 13 October 2020, as part of the CarePath project, Eurochild convened an international online conference, Aftercare for Care Leavers- Learning lessons across Europe to raise aftercare for children and…

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Call for child protection experts with an interest in cross-country comparable data

Eurochild advocates for ending institutional care and strengthening families across Europe. One of the important barriers we see to effective advocacy is the lack of reliable and comparable data on…

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Foster families: a strong pillar of alternative care system for all children

Polish member organised a series of webinars to promote family based foster care in Poland On October 29, the Polish Foster Care Coalition hosted their first webinar on the development…

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OSF consults Roma children on the EU Strategy on children’s rights and the Child Guarantee

The Open Society Foundation has organised consultations with Roma children through different NGOs on the EU Strategy on children’s rights and the Child Guarantee. Throughout November, the Open Society Foundation…

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In the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum, children are more than a footnote

Eurochild co-signs the joint messages on the impact of the Pact on Migration and Asylum on children Children have been consistently one of the largest groups of persons seeking for…

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What does the pandemic mean for children?

On 9 December former Eurochild Children’s Council Member, Konstantinos, unveiled the results of the #CovidUnder19 global survey in the presence of our partners, stakeholders and decision makers. The Covid-19 pandemic…

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A new campaign pushes for a fair start for every child in Europe

PRESS RELEASE The first months and years of life lay the foundations for children’s physical, social and emotional development. Eurochild and the International Step by Step Association, in partnership with…

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Eurochild calls on the EP to keep children safe online by adopting a Temporary Derogation to the ePrivacy Directive

Reports of child sexual abuse cases dropped by 46% after the European Electronic Communication Code entered into force on 21 December 2020Eurochild and Missing Children Europe are calling on 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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UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty presents first findings from his EU visit

Eurochild has worked actively together with its members to inform the visit and give insight from the ground on the issue of child poverty. Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special…

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How can we protect vulnerable families?

Eurochild organised a webinar to share good practices on strengthening families and preventing separation Children’s rights are best met in the family environment, therefore family strenghtening is an essential aspect…

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How can we improve child participation in EU policymaking?

A joint study on child participation in EU political and democratic life by Rand Europe and Eurochild, contracted by the European Commission, highlights ways to better involve children in policymaking.…

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Children speak up about the future and rights they want

Over 10,000 children and young people participated in a consultation to shape the EU’s upcoming Child Guarantee and Strategy on the Rights of the Child Child participation may soon be…



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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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