Education - A gateway to well-being for all children


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 with a critical discussion on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted children’s rights to education and their right to be informed about their rights (Article 28 & 42 of the UNCRC respectively).

Together with our partners in the Including Children Affected by Migration (ICAM) Programme, Eurochild opened a discussion on the impact on children in vulnerable situations, such as children living in poverty, children from the Roma community, children in alternative care, children with disabilities, children with a migration background, and children living in precarious family situations.

With the EU prioritising ‘school success’ and catalysing investment in early childhood education and school (through the Child Guarantee and the European Education Area), this webinar shined a spotlight on innovative solutions that can help children in the most vulnerable situations and put a brake on the education inequalities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers included:

  • MEP Antonio López-Istúriz White (Spain - the European People's Party);
  • MEP Ilana Cicurel (France – the Renew Group);
  • MEP Victor Negrescu (Romania – the Socialists & Democrats)
  • Professional perspectives from four countries – Italy, Romania, Spain and the UK


Watch the Facebook live recording:

Read the programme and agenda  and contact Ciaran O’Donnell for more information.