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18 May 2020
On 7th April 2020, Eurochild held a remote meeting of a team working on the question of Children in Alternative Care. A representative of the Know-How Centre for the Alternative Care for Children attended the meeting along with 38 other participants...

Unsafe and inhumane living conditions at the Moria reception and identification center for refugees, Greece Copyright: Terre des hommes Hellas 

25 Mar 2020
'Restore legality to protect refugees and the society at large amidst the pandemic'   Open letter signed by 121 Organizations To The President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou The President of the Hellenic Parliament, Constantine An. Tassoulas...
24 Mar 2020
At the end of March, the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) published its annual conclusions about the social rights of children, families and migrants in Europe. The ECSR had assessed 37 European countries, and whether their decisions and...
05 Mar 2020
According to Eurostat, children are exposed to the highest risk of poverty and social exclusion. In Slovenia and the Czech Republic, the rates were 13.1% and 13.2%, while in Romania and Bulgaria it was 38.1% and 33.7%. In 2018, in the EU, the rate...
12 Feb 2020
Air pollution may interfere with Britain’s future sporting performance as some training grounds are in areas with dangerously high pollution levels which breach World Health Organization (WHO) recommended limits, a report has revealed. The Breathe...
07 Feb 2020
A European Expert Group (EEG) conference on the transition from institutional to community-based care was held in Brussels on 16 January 2020, to evaluate the progress made in the deinstitutionalisation process in a European context. During the...
14 Jan 2020
Although there are at least 55 million children in Europe who experience some kind of violence each year, according to WHO incidents of interpersonal violence are widely unreported. According to the estimations, 9.6% of children under the age of 18...
10 Dec 2019
The new Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study shows that immigrants in Austria still perform far below their native peers, while in Germany 20% of 15-year-olds can barely read. According to Kronen Zeitung's report, the...
28 Nov 2019
In the last five years, the number of Hungarian children living outside of Hungary in another EU country has doubled, reaching 53,000. In the case of Romania, there are almost 600,000 Romanian children living outside of Romania. A report of more...
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...


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