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06 Feb 2020
On 29th January 2020, the Alliance for investing in Children Italia held a high-level conference in Rome, where Eurochild participated as well. The aim of the event was twofold. On one hand, the conference wanted to celebrate the first year of...
22 Jan 2020
There is much debate on the impact of technology, and in particular, social media on children. Intergovernmental organisations, including the UN and the Council of Europe, are in midst of determining guidelines on children's rights in relation to...
27 Nov 2019
The far-right League introduced in the Regional Council of Piedmont a new bill titled Rules on the Regulation of Nomadism and Combatting Abusiveness. The bill was approved on the 8th of November by the Regional Council. According to Associazione per...
31 Oct 2019
'The Smile of the Child' and 'Telefono Azzurro' are two organizations from Italy and Greece who teamed up for a great purpose. At their event – held on 22 October, at the Italian Cultural Institute – they emphasized the importance of their...
28 Oct 2019
According to the UN, there are approximately 10–15 million stateless people in the world; officially, they do not belong to any country and are often discriminated against. As stateless people lack official papers like birth certificates, passports...
11 Sep 2019
Adriana is 23 years old. She has a job, home, family and friends. However, it took her a long time to get there. She is Roma, born in Italy, to a Serbian mother and Croatian father. All her life she has travelled from one place to another, hoping to...
25 Jul 2019
Save the Children Italy has published a report providing an updated overview of the trafficking and exploitation systems of minors in Italy, with a special focus on sexual exploitation. The 13th edition of the report was published days ahead of the...
27 Feb 2019
Eurochild member, Fondazione L’Albero della Vita, together with Consiglio dell’Ordine degli assistenti sociali (CNOAS), and Associazioni Cristiane Lavoratori (ACLI), have established a new coalition to tackle child poverty in Italy. Ivano Abbruzzi...
25 Feb 2019
According to UNICEF, there are currently 10,787 unaccompanied foreign minors in Italy, significantly less than the 18,000 counted in 2017. UNICEF explained that this is the result not only of fewer foreign minors arriving, but also that some minors...
31 Jan 2019
Since this issue first got wide public attention in 2001, Italian Church has been unable to provide full transparency in relation to the sexual abuse of children within the Church. In 2014, Committee on the Rights of the Child has been investigating...

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