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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...
14 Nov 2019
At the beginning of November a  two-day international conference was held on children’s right in Strasbourg with approximately 300 participants. The presentations and talks focused on the European states’ performances regarding  the protection of...
07 Nov 2019
Sarah’s father is Spanish and her mother is Hungarian. They live in Spain, where Sarah was born. Sarah has always felt special because, from a very young age, she could speak two languages fluently. Unfortunately, Sarah’s parents divorced last year...
18 Oct 2019
In France, more than 220,000 women suffer abuse from their partner each year, and one woman dies every three days as a result of domestic violence. The French National Assembly voted to approve, among other things, a bracelet that would protect...
12 Sep 2019
The Party of European Socialists (consisting of the Socialist, Social Democratic, Labour and Democratic Parties from all around Europe), aims to preserve values like democracy, freedom, equality and justice. Which is why it acts in the child-...
30 Jun 2019
'Resignation Syndrome' was first reported in Sweden in the 1990s after children of families applying for refugee status collapsed into a catatonic state and remained vegetative for years. There is no Hungarian equivalent to this psychiatric illness...
27 Jun 2019
On 27 June 2019, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) expressed its concern over the dangers migrant children are exposed to while on the move, and the significant inconsistencies of policies and procedures ‘which limit the...

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