The Hungarian Child Guarantee National Action Plan: concerns raised about its feasibility
An analysis by Eurochild Member Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation/ECPAT Hungary.
The release of the Hungarian National Action Plan of the Child Guarantee was awaited with much eagerness by Hungarian civil society active in children’s rights. It was expected to be a reference for fundamental child rights in the Hungarian legal system, and was to clarify the role of civil society in the implementation of the European Child Guarantee.
Unfortunately, the document resembles more of a report in terms of content and style rather than an action plan. Instead of a clear and accountable consideration of strategic goals, necessary tools, and steps, there is a greater emphasis on presenting past results.
In this way, there are concerns about the implementation and feasibility of the provisions in the Action Plan while welcoming the strategies and programs listed in it.
Eurochild member, Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation/ECPAT Hungary, is at the heart of the debate and has conducted a thorough analysis of the Hungarian National Action Plan, which has revealed the plan's inconsistency with the reality of the needs of children in Hungary.