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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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14 Nov 2019
Growing inequality affects children’s access to healthcare and education; poverty continues to remain persistently high among children (24%), compared to the adult population (22%). Despite this, the European Semester – the European framework for...
20 Dec 2018
Up to December 20th, 900,000 people were reached in Europe with a video on alternatives to custodial measures for juveniles in Belgium. An online advertisement campaign was developed in order to reach the general public and sensitise them about the...
13 Sep 2017
Strasbourg, 12.09.2017 - The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, release a paper on tackling school segregation through inclusive education. The paper first provides an overview of school segregation in Council of Europe...
19 Jul 2017
New laws within Hungary could have a devastating effect on civil society in the country and across the region. Sendrine Constant, Head of the Eastern European Zone at Terre des Hommes - Destination Unknown campaign coordinator, explains the...
EU Guidelines for the Promotion and protection of the Rights of the Child (2017)
24 Mar 2017
The EU has recently adopted new EU Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child. What are the EU Guidelines? The Guidelines provide specific guidance on how the new policy framework (SDGs, EU’s Global Strategy) should be...
Latest developments in deinstitutionalisation across Europe
01 Dec 2016
December 2016 marks the official start of Phase II of the Opening Doors for Europe’s Children, a pan-European campaign to support national efforts to develop child protection systems that strengthen families and ensure high-quality family and...
31 Oct 2016
'New Europe' reports that with migration high on the policy agenda across Europe, there is a need to consider how migrant children are integrated into education systems. In 2015, roughly 10 per cent of the EU population were born outside the country...
09 Oct 2016
'Press TV' reports that as much as has been said and written about the global refugee crisis, there is always more to add. There is need to raise more awareness of this unheralded phenomenon, with the hope that the effort might help press the action...
09 Aug 2016
The European Asylum Support Office reports that today it has launched its first mobile app for smartphones and tablets, allowing asylum seekers to quickly find information in English and various non-EU languages (English, Arabic, Sorani, Kumjani and...
07 Jul 2016
At the Eurochild conference hosted in Brussels, participants gathered to discuss the reasons Europe as a whole needs to invest in children. Policy makers and professionals working with children and politicians attended the conference and were also...

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