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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…

BAPN | Round table discussion on the fight against child poverty

On Monday 12 December, BAPN (Belgian Anti-Poverty Network), organized a round table discussion on good practices and what’s needed to be successful in the fight against child poverty. Mariza Mendoza from Vrienden van ‘t Huizeke, (a Brussels anti-poverty association), Claudio Pescarollo from RéBBUS (a project network from Namur) as well as Sian Jones, EAPN policy coordinator, presented…

Children cannot wait: 7 priority actions to protect all refugee and migrant children | Joint statement from 78 organisations

78 organisations active in the field of children’s rights strongly welcome that this year’s European Forum on the Rights of the Child focuses on protecting children in migration. Children represent a significant proportion of migrants and refugees. At least 1 in 3 people arriving to Greece by sea in 2016 were children. In the same year, the…

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How the European Commission can make a European Pillar of Social Rights fit for children

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children  responds to the European Commission’s proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights. The EU Alliance for Investing in Children welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights, and its aspiration to achieve a “social triple-A rating” by re-balancing the EU’s existing prioritisation of…

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How the European Commission can make a European Pillar of Social Rights fit for children

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights, and its aspiration to achieve a “social triple-A rating” by re-balancing the EU’s existing prioritisation of financial and economic concerns with social issues. We recognise that this new social rights initiative has the potential to help…

Register now for the 2016 Eurochild Conference!

Eurochild, together with Kind en Gezin and Office de la Naissance et de l’Enfance are cohosting the conference “Children’s Rights Matter: Why Europe needs to invest in children”. It will be the first event to bring together children and young people with practitioners, policy makers and politicians. This will give the youngest members of society…

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EAPN is signatory to the Joint Statement put forward by the Alliance for Investing in Children welcoming the Council’s Acknowledgement of Child Poverty

EAPN endorses the statement presented by the Alliance for Investing in Children to welcome the Conclusions adopted by the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers Affairs Council. With wealth inequalities rising all across Europe and the Agenda 2030 poverty goals seeming each year more difficult to achieve, it is all the more important that Council…