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European Child Guarantee

The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) has adopted the Commission proposal on establishing a European Child Guarantee. The objective of the European Child Guarantee is to prevent and combat social exclusion by guaranteeing the access of children in need – persons under the age of 18 years who are at risk of poverty or social exclusion – to a set of key services: early childhood education and care education [...]

European Child Guarantee2024-06-28T13:31:26+03:00

Unicef: Definitions overview

Children in alternative care In line with child protection priorities of the region, the main data needs on children in alternative care and adoption are: knowing how many children are in alternative care, by type of care arrangement; knowing how many children are formally adopted during the year, by type of adoption; the basic profile of children living in alternative care and of adopted children, including age, sex and disability [...]

Unicef: Definitions overview2021-08-19T12:12:34+03:00

EU Strategy on the Rights of the child-March 2021

Every child in Europe, and everywhere else, should enjoy the same rights and live free from discrimination and intimidation. With a new Strategy on the Rights of the Child, the Commission is addressing persistent and emerging challenges and proposing concrete actions to protect, promote and fulfil children’s rights in today’s ever-changing world. This Strategy draws on the contributions of over 10,000 children from the EU and beyond. Please press the [...]

EU Strategy on the Rights of the child-March 20212021-04-23T12:35:23+03:00

Growing up in lockdown: Europe’s children in the age of COVID-19

In February 2020 the COVID-19 virus started to spread in Europe. Since then our economies, societies, and daily lives have been turned upside down. This report reflects on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on children. It compiles information gathered from 25 countries across Europe, and provides recommendations for improving public policies in the short and long-term to support better outcomes for children and families. The assessment is accompanied by reflections [...]

Growing up in lockdown: Europe’s children in the age of COVID-192024-06-28T11:07:46+03:00

Child protection reform in Greece gets new impetus thanks to Eurochild and Martin James Foundation support

Despite Greece enacting a breakthrough law on foster care in 2018, most children in out of home care remain in institutions. Mary Theodoropoulou, Director of Roots Research Centre, spoke at a conference with minors prosecutor and High Court judges at Halkida city Hall in February 2019. Following its flagship campaign to reform child protection and develop family and community based care for children in alternative care under the Opening Doors [...]

Child protection reform in Greece gets new impetus thanks to Eurochild and Martin James Foundation support2024-06-28T13:33:17+03:00

Protecting children now and in the future – Eurochild public statement on COVID-19

Children infected by COVID-19 are likely to only have mild symptoms. Nonetheless this crisis is having, and will continue to have, an enormous impact on their lives. The challenges of staying home are compounded for children living in poor housing, and for those for whom school lunches were the only hot meal a day. Many families will struggle to provide a home learning environment. We are also particularly concerned for [...]

Protecting children now and in the future – Eurochild public statement on COVID-192020-03-27T12:36:10+03:00

Greek system of child protection requires a prompt action

There are no relevant policies in place to transform the outdated child care and child protection system in Greece where private interests prevail over the best interests of children. This was one of the conclusions of the 2nd International Conference “Experiences from the adoption triad and how to support children in need with alternative solutions”. The event took place on 25-26 May 2017 in Marathon, Attica, Greece. The conference was [...]

Greek system of child protection requires a prompt action2019-03-12T16:42:03+03:00
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