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02 Mar 2020
Achievements were celebrated and solid plans for progress made at the double launch of the Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) report, The State of Children's Rights in Scotland, and the association known as the Observatory for...
21 Feb 2020
On 17 February the European Commission held the closing conference on the first phase of the feasibility study for a Child Guarantee. The event attracted a broad audience - national policy makers, EU officials, Members of Parliament, civil...
12 Feb 2020
Last week the European Commission and the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) organized the first Steering Committee meeting for the project, 'CyberEast: Action on Cybercrime for Cyber Resilience in the Eastern Partnership...
06 Feb 2020
On 29th January 2020, the Alliance for investing in Children Italia held a high-level conference in Rome, where Eurochild participated as well. The aim of the event was twofold. On one hand, the conference wanted to celebrate the first year of...
05 Feb 2020
After almost 4 years of negotiations, the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. Despite Brexit, our UK members remain central to our efforts to put children at the heart of Europe. We stay united in our common cause for protecting and promoting...
05 Feb 2020
In an effort to halt population decline, the Greek government is offering an allowance of 2000 euros for the birth of every child, starting in 2020. The population decline in Greece has been linked to a number of issues, including the lack of...
04 Feb 2020
Zoltán Maruzsa, Secretary of State for Education, said that violence in school mainly occurs among 12–14 year-olds, so the age limit of culpability should be reduced. Although the Hungarian government is planning to install surveillance cameras in...
23 Jan 2020
Last year, in mid-December, the Irish Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, stated that ‘after too many years of indifference, we are finally seeing a rise of awareness on child poverty’. Comments like this from Ireland’s...
21 Jan 2020
New amendments to the Criminal Code are being requested by representatives of the Parliament of Albania. These proposals include five years in prison for beating or pressuring women, and up to ten years for rape. The changes aim at increasing the...
16 Jan 2020
Greece's first integrated online platform for adoption and fostering will be implemented by the end of January. It will help reduce and significantly simplify the adoption process, according to the country's Deputy Minister for Social Solidarity,...

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