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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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03 Dec 2018
A small, hard-to-reach island near Copenhagen has been used for decades for laboratory facilities researching contagious animal diseases. Denmark government with a support from a right-wing Danish People’s Party has adopted a plan to decontaminate...
13 Oct 2017
To meet this global challenge, Eurochild’s member from Denmark, Fairstart Foundation will launch a new international online foster care instructor education in January 2018. The instructor education is tailored especially to governments and NGOs...
23 Sep 2016
The Danish ministry for Foreign affairs has released a statement, allocating 75 million Danish Kroner to education projects in Syria and its neighbouring countries. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen stated, “We must give children and...
12 Sep 2016
The Independent reports on a new policy in an Aarhus school, which segregates Danish children from those with a migrant background. The school, an isolated case where the percentage of children with migration backgrounds has risen from 25% in 2007...
08 Aug 2016
The CPH Post Online reports that as Danish schools reopened, several classrooms welcomed new students that do not speak Danish as several municipalities sent refugees directly into regular school classes. A survey carried out by TV2 revealed that 23...
29 Mar 2016
The CEU 25 reports that the Danish grantmaker the Velux Foundations has awarded a grant of €1,997,500 (14,981,250 Danish Kroner), matched by the Open Society Foundations’ Roma Initiatives Office (RIO) and the Roma Education Fund (REF), to establish...
04 Jan 2016
In an editorial published by the Guardian, the author comments on the recent implementation of border checks between Denmark and Sweden as a means to slowing refugees.  The article reports on the Swedes move to introduce ID checks, which is a...
18 Jun 2015
CRIN reports about the call for Danish government to apologize for its ‘social experiment’ with Inuit Greenlandic children in 1950s.  It was a plan created together with the organizations of Save the Children Denmark and the Danish Red Cross in...
18 Mar 2015
The Scandinavian country will likely move away from a blanket opt-out on all EU justice and police matters to a partial opt-in approach. Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt had initially included 50 legal acts as part of the parliamentary...
19 Nov 2014
‘The Local’ reports that the Danish government announced in September that refugees fleeing civil wars like the one in Syria will be eligible for a new, one-year temporary residence permit, but only those refugee who have had their...

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