Greece's Child Guarantee National Action Plan – An overview
2021 was a turning point in the fight against child poverty, with the launch of two landmark initiatives, the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and the European Child Guarantee.
As EU Member States submit their Child Guarantee National Action Plans, Eurochild will share highlights from each plan that members, children's rights advocates and influencers can use in their own work to ensure children's rights remain high on the political agendas across Europe.
The Greek Child Guarantee National Action Plan submitted on 21 September focuses on:
- Extension of the national neonatal screening program
- Mental health support activities for children and adolescents
- Refugee and migrant children integration support in education
- Health support programs for children from Roma settlements, refugee accommodation facilities, etc.
- Creation of a social/affordable housing network
- Financial Support Program for access to preschool care
- Creation of at least 50,000 new early care facilities in existing facilities for infants and toddlers from 2 months to 2.5 years
- Actions supporting attendance of children from vulnerable groups at the two-year compulsory preschool education
- Strengthening professional foster care & support services at municipal and community level
- Transfer of 200 adolescents and young adults from child protection structures to Semi-Independent Living apartments
- Transition from closed care institutions to community care
This overview presents highlights extracted from the National Action Plan (NAP) from Greece published on 21/09/2022. It is not exhaustive nor does it evaluate the NAP and uses the same terms as those in the NAP. It is intended to summarise key elements & to signpost stakeholders to other relevant analyses.