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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...
04 Feb 2020
On 18th December 2019, the UN General Assembly Third Comittee formally adopted a Resolution on the Rights of the Child, which focuses on the rights of children without parental care. This is a landmark moment in the progress within the field of...
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...
18 Dec 2019
Yesterday, on the occasion of International Migrants' Day, Drahoslav Štefánek was appointed new Special Representative on migration and refugees. The new role will focus on the protection of the fundamental rights of migrants and refugees, and...
17 Dec 2019
With the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty in 2009, the EU agreed that the promotion of children’s rights is one of its core objectives. In reality, most of what the EU does ignores children. Even in policy areas directly relevant to children, such as...
06 Dec 2019
The Council of Europe raised their concern regarding the Vucjak migration camp located in Bosnia and Hercegovina; the Council urged the Bosnian government to close the migration camp and to take further steps in improving the quality of treatment...
23 Oct 2019
A training, ‘High-Conflict Divorce and Alienation from Parents’, was held at the premises of the Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, within which the INSPIRE strategy for combating violence against children (WHO, UNICEF, End Violence...
29 May 2019
Eurochild, with 15 other NGOs, is advocating to create a new Children's Rights Intergroup in the European Parliament. Within this campaign, European citizens were asked to vote for candidates committed to becoming champions of child rights, and...
29 Apr 2019
The article written by Vladimir Kolev and published on the European Public Health Alliance website provides a concise overview of the most salient events of the fourth EU Roma Week, which took place from the 18th to the 21st of March.  Organized by...
26 Apr 2019
In Serbia, for a long time, one of the main themes is Immunization of children, since in the 2017, the largest epidemic of morbils in the last 25 years has erupted. In the last year in Serbia, the courts issued 119 convictions to parents for failing...

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