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10 May 2019
The report by the United Nations Children’s Fund – UNICEF – reveals that in the first three months of 2019, about 16 thousand migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to enter Europe. The UNICEF report notes that even although the latest...
06 May 2019
A new law that has recently been introduced by the Italian government abolishes humanitarian protection for people who are not directly affected by conflicts or natural disasters. Therefore new comers and long-term asylum seekers will not have the...
06 May 2019
Malta’s former president and head of Eurochild, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, urged the European Union to put the issues of child rights and child participation on its agenda and make them a priority. “Child participation in decision-making needs to...
29 Apr 2019
The National Herald reports that the number of unaccompanied minors (UAM) seeking asylum in Greece has increased in 2018, at the same time warning about the complaints from the activists in Greece that those minors are being 'routinely locked up in...
29 Apr 2019
The article written by Vladimir Kolev and published on the European Public Health Alliance website provides a concise overview of the most salient events of the fourth EU Roma Week, which took place from the 18th to the 21st of March.  Organized by...
24 Apr 2019
The UN, in partnership with the European Union, has launched the #ACTtoProtect, a campaign for children affected by armed conflict. The international community has identified the six most common, grave violations against children in times of war:...
08 Apr 2019
Roma children engaged in migration are often excluded from compulsory education. The lack of coordination between schools in localities of origin and destination, often coupled with discriminatory attitudes towards the Roma, impede children’s access...
04 Apr 2019
A two-day European Forum on the rights of the child started Tuesday in Brussels. It touched upon detention of children, violence towards refugee and migrant minors, child pornography, and the status of children of jihadi parents who moved to the ...
04 Apr 2019
For the first time in the history of the European Forum on the rights of the child, 9 children and young people participated in the 12th Forum this week. Two of the children, Petra, 15 and Lucija, 13 were supported by Eurochild member “Society Our...
28 Mar 2019
During the 2014 European Elections, a network of organisations working for children’s rights came together to elect the ‘Child Rights Champions’ – European politicians engaged in defending the rights of children in Parliament – which led to the...

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