European networks’ response to the Staff Working Document taking stock of the implementation of the 2013 Recommendation on ‘Investing in Children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage’

Analysing the European Commission’s staff working document taking stock of the implementation of the Recommendation on ‘Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage,[1] many of the partner organisations of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children are pleased to see that the document recognises the crucial role played by civil society, and by the…

The 2016 ISSA Conference: Early Childhood in Times of Rapid Change

The International Step by Step Association is organizing its 2016 Conference, which will explore the impact of the current economic, demographic and technological changes on the lives of children, families and practitioners, and will investigate ways to adequately meet the needs of our youngest citizens. ISSA’s conference is a meeting point for practitioners, policy makers,…

One in four children at risk of poverty in Europe

24/11/2015 – More than one in four children in Europe are at risk of poverty and social exclusion, which will have repercussions for them throughout life. On Tuesday 24 November MEPs adopted a resolution urging EU countries to boost their efforts to combat child poverty and social inequalities. The text was adopted with 569 in favour, 77 against and 49 abstentions. Check out our map for the latest statistics on child poverty.