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06 Nov 2019
Eurochild’s member, the National Federation of Association for Child Protection – CNAPE, welcomes the new national strategy on child protection, in particular the measures on prevention and protection of children and families that are in line with...
29 Sep 2019
This month, with the help of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol), the Spanish and French national police dismantled a large poly-criminal network involved in migrant smuggling, and human and drug trafficking. The...
26 Sep 2019
'Children Stuck in Limbo: Examining the Vulnerability of Unaccompanied Minors in Northern France' is a recent report published by Refugee Rights Europe in response to the dangerous situation in Calais, Northern France, where tightened border...
04 Jun 2019
In late May, the Parisian gallery, Mains d’Oeuvres, opened its doors and welcomed unaccompanied migrant minors for eleven days. The cultural space, situated in the Paris suburb of Saint-Ouen, became a temporary safe haven for around two dozen...
16 Mar 2019
The French Foreign Ministry has decided to repatriate five children of French citizens who joined the Islamic State. After a tense public discussion about this sensitive and controversial issue, the Ministry decided to repatriate the five children...
15 Feb 2019
After the scandal that got epithet "French media’s #MeToo", internet abuse laws in France will be updated to include new, tougher measures. The government is even considering changing the status of social network like Facebook or Twitter to make...
30 Nov 2018
BBC reports that French Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill that would ban parents from smacking their children. The bill on "corporal punishment or humiliation" seeks to ensure that parental authority is exercised without...
12 Apr 2018
By Angela Giuffrida Seven Italian charities appealed to the European Commission and the Italian Ministry of Interior accusing the French border police of falsifying birth dates of unaccompanied migrant children so as to pass them off as adults and...
24 Nov 2017
On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day, CNAPE, the federation of associations for child protection in France, which is Eurochild national partner network in France, appeals for children’s right to well-being. The federation aims to promote the...
13 Nov 2017
BBC reports that the French government has debated a new law proposal to regulate its laws concerning sexual consent. According to the minister of gender equality Marlene Shippe, children under certain age must be protected from sex violence and...

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