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17 Jan 2020
The National Network for Children Bulgaria informed that the "Our Money" (Bulgarian: “Нашите пари”) program which was launched in 2016 in Bulgaria will include more than 2050 students by the end of the 2019/2020 school year. The program aims to...
10 Jan 2020
The European Youth Event (EYE) is a two-day programme for young people (aged 16 to 30) who want to learn with others and share their views on many topics. Those who take part can actually make their voice heard; the best ideas raised will be...
31 Dec 2019
Broad educational support for children with special needs is fundamental. In England and Wales, for example, councils can create educational, health and care plans (EHCPs) for children with disabilities. These always contain the child’s special need...
20 Nov 2019
Ukraine signed the Safe Schools Declaration, the 100th country to do so, in November. By signing the declaration Ukraine has signified their support for the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its three operational protocols (the Paris...
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...
07 Nov 2019
In Ireland, a 17-year-old girl, Suaad, who is a refugee from Syria, received a scholarship to further her studies due to her excellent grades.  Suaad will study medicine and become a doctor one day, which has been her dream for a long time. She...
06 Nov 2019
According to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, states have committed to provide access to education to every child, regardless of his or her migratory status. However, crossing the doorstep of a school is not enough. For an educational experience...
04 Nov 2019
Findings of a research conducted by the Irish Department of Education show gender gap exists between young girls and boys as well, regarding the opportunities to choose STEM subjects in schools. STEM is an abbreviation for subjects related to...
03 Nov 2019
There are many Romani children in Hungary, who drop out of school at the age of 16. According to the law, this is when they are not bound to stay in school anymore. A new initiative wants this law to be modified. Kids would then have to study until...
16 Oct 2019
The streets in Warsaw, Poland were crowded with people protesting against a new bill that the government is planning to pass. The  bill, known as 'Stop Pedophilia', was proposed by the right-wing government, who is demanding sex education be removed...

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