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09 Feb 2020
Pershi Lastivky [Early Swallows] is a hit television drama series in Ukraine. It focuses on the lives of secondary school students and their struggles with bullying, cyberbullying, suicide, and other problems which have never been publicly addressed...
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...
06 Feb 2020
A young asylum seeker from Afghanistan underwent a shocking journey as he fled his home country for the UK. During this time the British authorities continued to assess his age as no one believed he was under 18. Unfortunately, having lost his...
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
The year 2019 was especially important for Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who was selected as Person of the Year by TIME magazine for her environmental activism and gave a number of high-profile speeches. UK media regulator Ofcom has identified a...
05 Feb 2020
On 28 January 2020 a landmark vote was held in the Welsh National Assembly, in which Assembly Members voted 36 to 14 to approve the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill. The Welsh Senedd, or Welsh Parliament, is...
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 a new press release, the EU highlighted their role in international efforts to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) via their support for a number of projects worldwide, and by including the elimination of FGM in their human rights and...
05 Feb 2020
Eurochild reported that over 60 Bulgarian civil society organisations (CSOs) called on six EU Commissioners in a letter to urge the Bulgarian government to effectively act against hate campaigns which question the need for civil society...
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...

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