EAPN Response to the EC Consultation to the Roadmap for the Child Guarantee

On 19 August, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the Roadmap for the Child Guarantee. EAPN welcomes the commitment shown by the European Commission to progress towards the development of a Child Guarantee which can have an impact on Child Poverty, with a strong implementation and monitoring framework, including through EU funds. However,…

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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…

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,…

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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…