INVEST IN CHILDREN NOW!

Leading human rights organisations meet in Dublin with Irish Presidency to strategise on action to move forward the fight against child poverty in the EU

Dublin, 10 April 2013 – One in four children in the European Union is at risk of poverty, or already experiencing it. That equals 25.3 million children.In the wake of the economic crisis and austerity measures poverty levels are escalating across the continent, particularly child poverty. A recent European Commission Recommendation calls on EU governments to “invest in children – to break the cycle of disadvantage”1.

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Taking action to fight child poverty! EAPN, Eurochild and UNICEF together in Dublin

In Dublin, on 10-11 April 2013, EAPN, Eurochild and UNICEF organised a political roundtable and advocacy seminar “Taking action to fight child poverty and to promote child well-being”. This was also the occasion for EAPN and Eurochild to present their explainer on child poverty and well-being in the EU, and for Unicef to present their Report Card 11 on child well-being.

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The Poverty Alliance (member of EAPN UK): Poverty & Social Justice Must be at the Heart of Referendum Debate

With the date for the referendum on Scottish independence now set, hundreds of people will gather in Glasgow for the 4th Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty to debate how to create a more socially just Scotland. Organisers of the Assembly, the Poverty Alliance, want to see issues of social justice at the heart of the debate about Scotland’s future.

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EAPN Attends EAPN France conference on the Right to Food

21/03 – EAPN was present in Montpellier during the annual conference organised by EAPN France together with Supagro and INRA (French University and Research Institute on Agronomy) dedicated to Right to Food in Montpellier. During this conference, Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food outlined the challenges and ways forward to make this right operational in the Member States.

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