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30 Jun 2020
Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report ISTANBUL – Every year, millions of girls around the world are subjected to practices...
29 Jun 2020
Following the success of the Eurochild Members’ Day attended by Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit, the meeting of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children was an important opportunity to discuss directly with officials working...
26 Jun 2020
The situation of unaccompanied child refugees arriving to Greece through its land borders has already been much worse than those arriving through the sea – and it has worsened significantly with the coronavirus lockdown.  Prior to the 2015-2016...
24 Jun 2020
Eurochild hosted its annual General Assembly online this year on 15-16 June 2020 owing to the COVID-19 related lockdown. Almost 200 participants including the entire Eurochild Children’s Council joined the two –day online event which was chaired...
23 Jun 2020
Providing children with special needs a quality education is a matter of human rights. Inevitably, all of the barriers that hinder children from receiving an inclusive education must be removed. UNESCO has recently defined five misconceptions that...
16 Jun 2020
Due to the pandemic and lockdown measures, children's well-being has declined. Recovery is now the most important task to carry out, and the specific needs of all citizens must be taken into consideration. The new EU recovery plan, released by the...
05 Jun 2020
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)has published a survey on Roma and Travellers regarding their current situation. The survey was conducted to offer formal statistical information on the largest ethnic minority in the European Union...
28 May 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic, and the accompanying measures put in place to control it, are having a dramatic impact on some of Europe’s most vulnerable children, families and communities, compounding structural weaknesses in child protection and welfare...
26 May 2020
On 20 May 2020, the European Commission presented its country-specific recommendations (CSRs) providing policy guidance to EU Member States. As we look towards recovery, the strong emphasis on the social impact of the pandemic is a welcome step....
26 May 2020
The current crisis offers almost limitless opportunities to reimagine the future of our societies and economies by learning the lessons of the past. We believe our long-term prosperity and resilience will depend on how much we prioritise the needs...

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