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20 May 2022

How can we support children fleeing Ukraine?

Eurochild has published two new pieces of analysis to support efforts by the EU and the Ukrainian government to ensure the care of children arriving from Ukraine unaccompanied, separated from…
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22 February 2022

Eurochild position on the European Care Strategy

Eurochild welcomes the announcement by the European Commission to develop a European Care Strategy, and the commitment by the Council of the European Union to ‘promote active and healthy ageing,…
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9 February 2022

Countering Anti-Child Rights Movements in Europe: The Need for a European Mechanism

Anti-rights groups are non-state groups that position themselves as part of civil society but attack fundamental and universal human rights. They typically campaign against the rights of excluded groups –…
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27 January 2022

Ensuring the European Child Guarantee helps end child poverty: Eurochild Taskforce Recommendations

EUROCHILD CHILD GUARANTEE TASKFORCE COUNTRY REPORTS The European Child Guarantee is an initiative that guarantees children in need access to key services to prevent and combat poverty and social exclusion.…
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24 December 2021

DataCare - Country Overviews

The DataCare Project was launched by Eurochild with support from UNICEF in March 2020. In addition to providing an overview of the situation of children in alternative care in Europe,…
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24 November 2021

Feedback on the Council Recommendation on addressing the social and labour aspects of the just transition towards climate neutrality

Eurochild lobbying for more child-inclusive climate policies The European Commission invited Civil Society Organisations to participate in a Strategic Dialogue online meeting on Tuesday, 26 October 2021. The topic of…
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4 November 2021

Better Data for Better Child Protection Systems in Europe

Eurochild & UNICEF release the final findings from their landmark study on European data collection for children in alternative care Over the past two years, Eurochild has worked with our…
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20 October 2021

Conference on the Future of Europe: a child-friendly introduction

A conversation between the EU and its citizens about the future of EuropeDespite its name, the ‘Conference on the Future of Europe’ is actually not a single event but a…
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13 September 2021

EEG’s main findings on the submitted Recovery & Resilience National Plans

Since the beginning of the year, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care has been following closely the work around the Recovery and Resilience Facility.…
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6 September 2021

Equal chances for every child: Education must be accessible and inclusive for every child

Eurochild, together with its partners in the ICAM Project, have recently submitted our response to the European Commission’s public consultation on the Pathways to School Success Initiative. Together with our…
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29 July 2021

Snapshot of early childhood development data and policies in nine countries - A cross country analysis

The cross-country analysis has been developed within the First Years First Priority Campaign co-led by Eurochild and the International Step by Step Association (ISSA), in partnership with the European Public…
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28 July 2021

Eurochild’s contribution to the UN Day of General Discussion on Children in Alternative Care

Eurochild recently submitted their contribution to the UN Day of General Discussion, focusing on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care that will take place on 16 – 17 September. Read our…
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7 July 2021

EU Funds Checklist to promote independent living and deinstitutionalisation

The purpose of this checklist by the EEG - The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care is to ensure EU funds in the 2021-2027 programming…
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23 June 2021

Eurochild Child Participation Strategy - Children’s Priorities are our Priorities

Updated 2021 This Child Participation Strategy builds on the previous version from 2017. It is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and is supported by…
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22 June 2021

Eurochild Code of Ethics

Adopted by the General Assembly on 17 June 2021 Every day, we at Eurochild strive to promote the rights and well-being of children and young people across Europe. To realise…
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23 April 2021

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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1 April 2021

An Ambitious EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child

Eurochild is celebrating the new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child, published on 24 March 2021. We specifically welcome that the Strategy was developed with the participation of…
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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 To celebrate…
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7 July 2017

Investing in children in the era of social rights

2017 Eurochild Report on the European Semester The ‘European Semester’ is a Calendar of the European Semester process that was put in place in 2010 to provide some coordination to…
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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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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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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 elections: Vote for Children campaign launched

MEP candidates sign pledge to protect and uphold children’s rights if elected Child rights organisations across Europe today have joined forces to recruit a new generation of Members of Parliament…

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Child immigration detention in the EU

Informative description of the developments regarding child immigration detention at the global level Immigration detention of children, both of children who are alone or with their  families, is a widespread…

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Work in progress: State of negotiations on the next EU Budget

2021-2027 funding regulations for the ESF+ have recognized both child poverty and the transition from institutional to family- and community-based care as a cross-cutting issue 19 April 2019 marks the…

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Eurochild network expands

Following the Eurochild General Assembly on 17 April 2019, we expanded our network to 176 members in 34 countries across Europe! More than 150 participants attended the Eurochild General Assembly…

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How will you end child poverty in the EU? Ska Keller responds

In an interview with Euronews, European Greens’ candidate, Ska Keller spoke about child poverty and children’s participation Poverty affects 1 in 4 children in the European Union. Eurochild’s Reka Tunyogi…

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First ever EU Children’s Summit paves way for future of Europe debate

The first ever Children’s Summit involving over 60 children from across Europe has kicked off in Bucharest under the leadership of the Romanian EU Presidency (6 May, Bucharest, Romania). Eurochild recognises…

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More than 300 EU election candidates pledged to become Child Rights Champions

Together with 15 other NGOs, Eurochild is advocating to create a new Children's Rights Intergroup in the European Parliament The #VoteforChildren coalition campaign asked European citizens to vote for the…

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Early years – how EU funding can help young children & their families thrive

A conference organised in Brussels last week aimed to exchange experience on how EU money is being used to “include and empower people throughout life”. The European Social Fund (ESF)…

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Bulgaria’s National Strategy for the Child 2019-2030 withdrawn following disinformation campaigns

Eurochild member National Network for Children in Bulgaria (umbrella for 152 civil society organisations) has been the forefront of tackling backlash against children’s rights. The child rights organisation raises growing…

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Dentons and Eurochild launch strategic partnership to support the rights of children in Europe

Global law firm Dentons and children’s advocacy network Eurochild have announced a strategic partnership to support the rights of children in Europe.  Through this partnership, Dentons has committed to provide…

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Children rights are too serious to be left only to the goodwill of adults

This is the view shared by Konstantinos, former member of the Eurochild Children’s Council, who was invited as keynote speaker at University of Geneva Summer School Konstantinos, former member of…

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H.E Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca takes office as Eurochild President

H.E Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President Emeritus, Malta and newly elected Eurochild President took office and chaired her first Eurochild Management Board meeting in Brussels On 17-18 June H.E Marie-Louise Coleiro…

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Former Eurochild Children's Council members nominated for the Children's Peace Prize

Konstantinos and Angelina have been nominated for the 2019 Children's Peace Prize for their courageous and committed work towards children's rights. “Believe in something and do everything to achieve it.…

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Meet the new European Commissioners

Ursula von der Leyen revealed her new European Commission on 10th September 2019. The New European Commission On 10th September 2019, the President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented the structure…

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Children's rights organisations share their expectations of the proposed European Commission

This is a public statement of 21 national children's rights coalitions in membership of Eurochild who met last week in Brussels. Last week President-Elect Ursula Von der Leyen announced her…

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Early Years Education - a Forceful Tool for Greater Social Inclusion

On 27 September 2019, Brussels hosted the second European Education Summit, bringing together 160 teachers, 19 national education ministers and hundreds of experts to discuss how education can impact active…

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Eurochild Children's Council Meets in Brussels

The Eurochild Children's Council met this week at the Eurochild office in Brussels to ensure that Eurochild embeds meaningful child participation into all of its work. This week (7th-8th October),…

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Assessing EU Commissioner – designates on their commitment to children's rights

With a consistent number of Commissioner-Designates openly committing to protecting children's rights if approved by the European Parliament, here are the positive takeaways about the hearings of the most relevant…

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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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A Call to Action for an Investing in Children Council Recommendation

A Call for Action to European Union Member States for an Investing in Children Council Recommendation Child poverty in the European Union today In 2019, 1 in 4 children  in…

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Eurochild joins discussion on Education and Migration in the European Parliament

Education is the key to inclusion. No child should be left behind, if we want to foster a prosperous future of Europe. According to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, states…

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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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Will the Next Generation EU live up to its name?

Opinion piece authored by H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and featured on Euractiv. We often refer to children of today as the next generation, and we pin many expectations on them.…

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The European Parliament voted a motion that includes Eurochild’s amendments

The motion includes key recommendation on the future of the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and includes many of Eurochild’s proposed amendments. On 11 March, the European Parliament…

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Is that really all we can do for children?

The eagerly awaited Action Plan on the Pillar of Social Rights disappoints in its lack of ambition on tackling child poverty. The European Commission recently presented its Action Plan on…

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Eurochild's First Response - Launch of the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and Child Guarantee

24 March marks an important milestone in Eurochild’s efforts to put children at the heart of Europe. Since its establishment in 2004, Eurochild has fought for child poverty and children’s…

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Can Europe eradicate child poverty?

Child Poverty in Europe in the 21st Century Almost 18 million children were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU according to official statistics in 2019. Poverty…

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Tackling poverty starts in early childhood

Investing in early years must be a priority Children’s early years are fundamental for their healthy development and well-being and have a long-term impact.  Enabling families and caregivers to provide…

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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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Behind the Scenes of #CanWeBelieveInYou

Child participation is the cornerstone of everything we do at Eurochild. This campaign is no different. The boy and the girl you see in the video are not child models.…

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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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Child participation for inclusive public decision making

Eurochild, in collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire and the Open Society Foundation (OSF), is working to enable marginalized children impact public decisions in Europe (decisions made by governments and decisions about services like health, education…

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EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child informed by children’s views

The EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child has been developed with the participation of 10,000 children aged 11-17 across Europe and beyond to inform the content of the…

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National Eurochild Forums: From Local to European

Eurochild is dedicated to ensuring children’s right to participate. Apart from our work directly with children through the Eurochild Children’s Council, we have also established five National Eurochild Forums (NEFs)…

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Eurochild Children's Council: April Updates

We are happy to share the latest updates coming from some of the members of our Children's Council. More coming soon!Sioda, Children's Right Alliance Ireland (Foroige), Ireland The Comhairle National…

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Why we launched the Can We Believe In You campaign

Even before the pandemic hit, almost 18 million children in the EU were already at risk of poverty. In 2020, millions of children were left without access to their basic…

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Creating lasting change for children in alternative care

Lessons from Croatia, Greece and Poland In 2020, Eurochild started a fruitful cooperation with Martin James Foundation to push for national child protection reforms. In the framework of this partnership…

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Recovery and Resilience Facility must support community inclusion, not segregation

Expert group on deinstitutionalisation provides recommendations on National Recovery and Resilience Plans An unprecedented amount of €750 billion has been allocated for Next Generation EU that includes the Recovery and…

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How will the new EU budget support children in care?

Since May 2018, when the European Commission published its proposals for the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021 – 2027, Eurochild has engaged in intensive advocacy efforts to ensure that children’s…

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Children’s wellbeing ignored in vast majority of National Recovery and Resilience Plans

Eurochild regrets that children remain invisible despite the detrimental impact of the pandemic on their wellbeing. Eurochild regrets that children are invisible in several National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs),…

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CanWeBelieveinYou campaign gathers steam across Europe

With the rollout of Eurochild’s Can We Believe in You campaign we have seen encouraging discussions on children’s rights at local and national levels. National governments and civil society actors…

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Acknowledgements

The Eurochild network has shown great resilience in 2020, despite the challenges of the pandemic. We are proud of our collective achievements which would not have been possible without the…

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Accountability

Learn about our accounts and funding.Take a look at the tables or download the PDF

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Agility

Fit for purpose and fit for the future. 2020 turned out quite differently to what we had planned. For many of the children, young people and families that we speak…

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How 2020 consolidated our model of work

In 2020, we changed and that made us a stronger network. From the start of the first lockdown, we were concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children…

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DataCare: how the EU can better monitor deinstitutionalisation progress

Interim findings for Eurochild & UNICEF’s landmark study on European data collection for children in alternative care releasedOver the past year, Eurochild has worked with its members, UNICEF, and over…

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Child Poverty & Putting Children First - Eurochild’s achievements in 2020

The COVID19 pandemic plunged more families and children into poverty.  By mobilizing our members and convening dialogues with high-level decision-makers, Eurochild brought greater visibility to the plight of children across…

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Child Participation - Eurochild’s achievements in 2020

2020 marked a strengthening of our commitment to ensuring meaningful child participation across Europe. Recognizing the necessity to listen to children, Eurochild adapted its online spaces to reach more children…

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The ME-WE Project is coming to an end – what are you committed to do to enable young carers to fully enjoy their human rights?

Across Europe, 7-8% of children are young carers, i.e., children and young people who provide care for a relative or friend with long-lasting limitations (e.g., chronic illness, disability, frailty or…

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Early Childhood Development - Eurochild’s achievements in 2020

First Years First Priority Campaign In 2020 Eurochild and the International Step by Step Association, in partnership with the European Public Health Alliance and Roma Education Fund, launched the ‘First…

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Children in Alternative Care - Eurochild’s achievements in 2020

Children growing up in alternative care were particularly vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Working with members, we drew attention to their situation and the interventions needed to support them. Thanks…

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Eurochild Public Statement in reaction to the adoption of the Council Recommendation on the Child Guarantee

A new European guarantee for children in need, a great step towards fighting child poverty Following six years of intense negotiations and advocacy, Eurochild is thrilled to celebrate the adoption…

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Equal chances for every child

Education must be accessible and inclusive for every child Education is often described as a gateway to children’s futures. But for children living in poverty or social exclusion, this gateway…

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Children’s rights gathering looks to national governments for action

Press release (Brussels, 17 June 2021) In a historic week in which 27 EU Social Affairs Ministers adopted the landmark initiative of the European Child Guarantee, the children’s rights community…

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Eurochild community gets stronger

The Eurochild community held its yearly gathering with the membership and children online on 17-18 June 2021. The membership voted on key aspects of Eurochild’s governance and membership, which now…

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Children take centre stage at Eurochild annual gathering

Showcasing excellent practice of child-led participation, children & young people contributed extensively to this year’s General Assembly & Members Day, which, for the first time ever, also included children from…

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Council Conclusions on the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child: what to expect?

The Council of the European Union is expected to adopt the European Council Conclusions on the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child under the Slovenian Presidency (July –…

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Nine Country Profiles highlight the need for greater attention to Early Childhood Development across Europe

Together with the other partners and national coordinators of the First Years First Priority Campaign, Eurochild launches a series of Country Profiles and an accompanying Cross Country Analysis highlighting a…

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Eurochild’s response to the public consultation Pathways to School Success Initiative by the European Commission

Eurochild, together with its partners in the ICAM Project, have recently submitted our response to the European Commission’s public consultation on the Pathways to School Success Initiative. Together with our…

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Pathways to School Success Initiative – Eurochild response

Equal chances for every child: Education must be accessible and inclusive for every child Eurochild, together with its partners in the ICAM Project, submitted a response to the European Commission’s…

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European education must become more inclusive and rights-based

The month of September is when most children across Europe will be returning to school or starting school for the first time. However, not all children will be attending school…

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Eurochild Supports the Commission to Become More Child-Friendly

The European Commission has reached out to Eurochild for a set of activities to ensure more children can be engaged safely and meaningfully in their work. In 2020, with many…

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Children’s State of the European Union

As European Commission President Von Der Leyen reflects on the last year in preparation of the State of the European Union speech, Eurochild congratulates the EU institutions for committing to…

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Eurochild signs global call for the UN to recognize the right to a healthy environment

UPDATE: The UN Human Rights Council has adopted the resolution on the right to a healthy environment. This recognition means more accountability from governments to ensure we live in a…

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The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) Mini Toolkit

Using the ESF+ for actions to combat poverty and social exclusion of children Over the past year, Eurochild has provided support and expertise on child poverty as part of the…

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Eurochild signs Child Rights Connect call on the UN to mainstream child rights

IMPACT: The UN Secretary General has welcomed this call and will develop a Guidance Note on child rights mainstreaming in the framework of his Call to Action for Human Rights.…

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EU Alliance for Investing in Children statement provides key recommendations to national governments on Child Guarantee national action plans

On 14 June 2021, EU Member States unanimously adopted the Council Recommendation establishing the European Child Guarantee. By calling on EU Member States to guarantee access to basic rights and…

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Reaction to the veto on the EU Child Rights Strategy

We are dismayed by the veto of EU Child Rights Strategy at yesterday’s meeting of EU Justice Ministers. All 27 EU countries have signed up to the UN Convention on…

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Fighting child poverty through integrated working

Tackling child poverty requires integrated ways of working to create supportive environments.Eurochild members are active on the ground developing, testing and advocating for the best approaches that put children’s right…

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Civil society organisations call for Conference on the Future of Europe to include marginalised communities

On 19 June 2021 Eurochild joined almost 60 organisations and co-signed an open letter to the Co-Chairs and Members of the Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of…

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Child poverty is a burden on Europe’s future prosperity and stability

Those of us working with and for children across Europe struggled to identify with President von der Leyen’s second State of the Union address to the European Parliament on September 15. Von…

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Why is family support needed in post-pandemic era?

Fulfilling of Social Rights of Children and Families, #RightsForum21Blog by Zuzana Konradova, Thematic Coordinator Children in Alternative Care, Eurochild The COVID-19 pandemic created a crisis for a generation of children…

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Best practices on educating children featured at EU expert forum on migration

Eurochild promoted the importance of social and emotional well-being in education systems at the 6th European Migration Forum – “From pandemic to recovery: challenges and best practices in migration management”,…

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A new push for child protection reforms in Greece and Turkey

Eurochild and Martin James Foundation have renewed their partnership to reform child protection with two new grants to Roots Research Center, Greece and Hayat Sende Youth Academy Association, Turkey. This…

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Slovenian Presidency Conference on the Child Guarantee urges Member States to take action!

Eurochild played a prominent role in the conference organised by the Slovenian Presidency to call on EU member states to set up their European Child Guarantee national plans On 9…

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Making the Child Guarantee a success - Children’s civil society to drive national action

Eurochild has launched a taskforce of leading child rights organisations in 9 EU countries to drive and support the implementation of the European Child Guarantee and tackle the rising levels…

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How are Eurochild members marking Universal Children’s Day 2021?

Every year, the Universal Children’s Day on 20 November is a special occasion for the children’s rights movement to celebrate achievements and reflect on how far we have come and…

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Making rights real: EU officials discover children’s participation

What does a policy officer do? That’s a question that not only children, but adults ask as well. Using child friendly language, involving children in decisions that affect their lives…

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Are schools in Europe today fit for purpose?

Ahead of World Children’s Day 2021, Eurochild and its members in the ICAM Programme discussed solutions on how to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on children’s right to education.…

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Joint Statement - Call on the EU: Restore Rights and Values at Europe’s Borders

Eurochild signed a statement by ECRE on the continuing humanitarian crisis at the borders between the EU and Belarus. The Statement calls for a strong response from the EU, EU…

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Children's rights in the EU Digital Services Act

Eurochild sent a joint letter to Members of the European Parliaments (MEPs) to take measures for the protection, safety and privacy of children online. Children require and have the legal…

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Final findings from the DataCare project make a clear case for monitoring progress in deinstitutionalisation

A joint research from Eurochild and UNICEF proves that comparability on children in alternative care is possible across Europe, and should be incorporated into the monitoring of the Child Guarantee.…

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A year of transforming commitments into action

At the start of the year, the EU set the frame for delivering children’s rights with two new grand initiatives – the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child…

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Ensuring the European Child Guarantee helps end child poverty

- LAUNCH OF EUROCHILD CHILD GUARANTEE TASKFORCE COUNTRY REPORTS Brussels, 27 January 2022- Eurochild releases 6 country reports which include recommendations for the design and implementation of the Child Guarantee…

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Statement on urgency to counter anti-child rights movements in Europe

During a trilateral meeting European Commission Vice-President Šuica, Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Mijatović and Eurochild President Coleiro-Preca, expressed their deep concern about the impacts of the anti-child rights…

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Children deserve a safer digital environment

On #SaferInternetDay, Eurochild signs open letter, calling the the European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament to put the rights of children at the heart of its upcoming legislation…

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Eurochild continues its work to influence better data systems for children in alternative care

Eurochild launches second phase of its DataCare project in four countries – France, Ireland, Portugal and Romania With the beginning of 2022, so too begins a new chapter in Eurochild’s…

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Becoming a young activist is still a challenge, especially when you’re a girl

On 1 February, Eurochild Children’s Council Members, Una and Petra, joined a virtual consultation on girls’ and young women’ activism organised by the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women…

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Eurochild endorses joint briefing on discrimination faced by persons with disabilities in the EU

This document informs the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities about issues of inequality and intersectional discrimination The endorsing organisations are alarmed by the rate of discrimination…

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Share information to support organisations helping children

In response to the war in Ukraine, Eurochild is collecting information for children and organisations working for children. Upload or share links to guides, photos, videos, testimonials, calls for donations…

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How the National Action Plans can change the lives of children across the EU for the better

Member States are expected to submit their Child Guarantee National Action Plans by 15 March. Here’s our recommendations on what should be included to turn the commitments of the Child…

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Available EU funding for refugees from Ukraine

Following the European Commission recent proposal to modify the Cohesion Actions for Refugees in Europe (CARE), we take this opportunity to sum up the different sources of funding available for…

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Last minute DSA compromises risk leaving children with no protections on online services, from gaming sites to TikTok

Eurochild joins 5Rights and other organisations asking Council and Parliament for more protection for children in the Digital Services Act Press Release EU member states risk leaving billions of children…

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UN Committees reaffirm human-rights model for children with disabilities

After two years of negotiations, UN Committees on the Rights of the Child and on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities developed a common doctrine that fully recognises children with…

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A new push to support our members and strengthen family-based care

Eurochild renewed its partnership with the Martin James Foundation (MJF) to influence EU policy-making and build capacity among members to make the case for family-based care at national level. In…

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Ensuring children’s right to access education during times of war

Supporting the integration of children who have fled Ukraine in Europe’s education systems needs to be underpinned by a clear understanding of children’s social-emotional wellbeing. For many of us working…

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From words to action: will the Council of Europe’s new Child Rights Strategy deliver for children?

Eurochild Secretary General, Jana Hainsworth, and Eurochild President, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, attended the launch event of the new 6-year Strategy of the Rights of the Child of the Council of…

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Acknowledgements - Annual Report 2021

We are proud of the Eurochild network’s collective achievements in 2021, which would not have been possible without the extraordinary commitment of our management board, secretariat team, members, the children…

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Accountability - Annual Report 2021

Learn about our accounts and funding. Download the PDF and take a look at the tables. Go back to the Annual Report 2021 page

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Child Poverty - Eurochild’s achievements in 2021

A milestone in the fight against child poverty 2021 marked a turning point for the fight against child poverty. We launched our audiovisual campaign  #CanWeBelieveinYou to draw attention to children…

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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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Child Participation - Eurochild’s achievements in 2021

The participation of children in the new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and the Child Guarantee Eurochild created a child-friendly overview of what was, or was not,…

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Early Childhood Development - Eurochild’s achievements in 2021

First Years, First Priority Campaign - A fair start for every child Since the launch of the campaign in 2020, Eurochild and the International Step by Step Association, in partnership…

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Children in Alternative Care - Eurochild’s achievements in 2021

In 2021, Eurochild continued its work under its Strategic Goal to “End institutional care for all children”. We built the capacity of our members; participated in national, EU and international…

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#EurochildGA 2022: Europe’s largest children’s rights network gets stronger

Children from the Eurochild Children’s Council, representatives of Eurochild members and the Eurochild Secretariat gathered online on 10-11 May for the Annual General Assembly and Members’ Day. The network welcomed…

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Statement - War in Ukraine: Putting Children First

Together with our members, Eurochild is releasing a statement highlighting how the war in Ukraine is affecting children's chance to a happy and healthy life. Since the beginning of the…

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How can care leavers benefit from social housing?

Eurochild hosted a webinar to shed some light on good practices of social housing for young people ageing out from alternative care. Every year, thousands of young people have to…

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A welcomed proposal to prevent and combat child sexual abuse online

Eurochild signs open letter welcoming the "Regulation laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse" proposed by the European Commission On 11 May, the European Commission shared a…

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Ukraine crisis reveals the weaknesses of national child protection systems in the EU

Over the course of the war in Ukraine, Eurochild has strengthened its efforts to listen to and work with our members helping children on the ground. More than 100 days…

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ECEC Exchange: Fighting child poverty - challenges and opportunities

Eurochild participated to Early Childhood Ireland's event ECEC Exchange with a video-message in which Jana Hainsworth, Eurochild Secretary General, explains the work that is needed to break the cycle of…

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Calling on the European Commission for a European Civil Society Strategy

Eurochild joins more than 300 organisations calling on the European Commission to include in the work programme of 2023 a proposal for a European Civil Society Strategy Civil society organisations'…

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Meet the 2022 Eurochild Children’s Council members!

The new Eurochild Children’s Council (ECC) started their 2 year-mandate at the Eurochild General Assembly The Eurochild Children’s Council is a group of children supported by Eurochild members from different…

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How can Child Protection Systems benefit from NGOs?

On 1 June, Eurochild hosted an online event ‘A way forward towards family based care for children’ to reflect on how cooperation and knowledge sharing can bring about positive change…

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A World Fit for Children

Eurochild endorses a joint reaction to the Council Conclusions on the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child The impact of the war in Ukraine and the socio-economic fallout…

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#CovidUnder19 Joint Statement asking for meaningful child participation

Eurochild endorses statement co-authored by children and adults involved in the #CovidUnder19 initiative The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2022 opens a new avenue as we look forward to reaching the…

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Why does child participation matter? Rayaa and Anna's experience at the Eurochild's General Assembly

This blog was authored by children from the Eurochild Children's Council, Anna from Greece and Rayaa from Ireland The Importance of Child Participation - Anna Children's opinions and voices have…

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Pathways to School Success - Eurochild welcomes EU ambition to improve education outcomes for all children

Eurochild’s response to the release of the Commission proposal for a Council Recommendation on Pathways to School Success On 30 June, the European Commission published its proposal for a Council…



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9 September 2022

Webinar: Introducing the EU Care Strategy

Stakeholders' Initial Reactions The European Commission will launch the new EU Care Strategy on 7 of September. In response to the launch, Eurochild EASPD, AGE Platform Europe, EDF, EPSU, COFACE Families…

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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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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…

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10 November 2021

Tackling disadvantage in early childhood: key findings and challenges

10 November 2021; 13:00-15:00 CET; online In this First Years First Priority Campaign event we will highlight the need for greater attention to early childhood development, including through more investment…

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9 November 2021

Child Guarantee - Equal chances for every child

We are pleased to invite you to this webinar hosted by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU on social inclusion and implementation of the Child Guarantee. Eurochild's…

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11 - 12 October 2021

Eurochild brings children’s rights to the Fundamental Rights Forum

Eurochild will host two workshops to bring children’s rights to this annual gathering on pressing human rights challenges of today The Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 (11-12 October) is a unique…

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17 - 18 June 2021

Eurochild General Assemblies and Members Day 2021

Eurochild members are invited to register to Eurochild’s Extraordinary and Annual General Assemblies and Members’ Day on Thursday 17 June 2021 (10h00-16h30 CET) and Friday 18 June 2021 (10h00-17h00 CET).…

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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

Our webinar ‘Equal chances for every child: tackling inequalities and ensuring access to education for Europe’s children in need during and after the pandemic’ took place on 27 May 2021.…



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