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29 Jun 2019
The Völgyzugoly Foundation for differently-abled children has been operating since 2016 in Budapest’s 17th district. This year it received a Goodwill Award as a volunteer community doing social work. The foundation was created by parents who have...
27 Jun 2019
More than 1,600 children are reportedly missing since 2015 from the Dutch asylum centers, according to COA, the central agency for the reception of asylum seekers in the Netherlands, and Nidos, an independent family guardian organization that ...
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...
26 Jun 2019
Did you know that there is an EU Commissioner for Fisheries but no Commissioner for Children?  European leaders are about to decide on top jobs for the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union. Over the next five years, these...
26 Jun 2019
Did you know that there is an EU Commissioner for Fisheries, but no Commissioner for Children? Or that the EU lacks a single authority responsible for ensuring that EU policies recognize and enforce children’s rights? While children’s rights are...
25 Jun 2019
The Croatian ombudswoman for Children, Helenca Pirnat Dragičević, raised awareness on the importance of the rights and the need for support of children who have one or both parents imprisoned, as part of the European campaign, "Not My Crime - Still...
25 Jun 2019
On 3 and 4 June, Education Ministers from the Western Balkans gathered in Belgrade for the 8th Ministerial Meeting of the Western Balkans Platform on Education and Training, organised yearly by DG EAC. This year, the chosen topic for discussion was...
25 Jun 2019
In Hungary, there is a law banning corporal punishment since 2005, but 2/3rd of parents think it is okay to hit their child. Surprisingly, 50% of children think it's okay to be hit by their parents.  It is well known that violence in childhood...
24 Jun 2019
Consumer and child protection groups are worried that the Google-owned video service is collecting data on young users at the same time, and failing to shield them from inappropriate content. These organizations argue that Google needs to make big...
24 Jun 2019
The summer camp "I have an idea" is organizing a KIDHUB dedicated to empowering the creative potential of children from 7 to 18 years old and improving the employability of young people through innovative educational programs that integrate IT,...

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