Maintain, strengthen, expand

How the 2021-2027 EU budget can end the institutionalisation of children in Europe


Date of publication:  01 Dec 2018 Publisher:  Opening Doors for Europe’s Children

The Opening Doors for Europe’s Children released recommendations as part of their advocacy effort to support and inform negotiations on the 2021-2027 EU budget. They are campaigning to support the European Commission’s proposals for the regulations on MFF 2021-2027 promoting deinstitutionalization – the transition from institutional to family- and community-based care. The Opening Doors for Europe’s Children urge the European Parliament and the Council of the EU to follow the same approach.

 “The development of the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), which sets out the EU’s budget from 2021 to 2027, is an opportunity to ensure that EU funds promote social inclusion and better protect the rights of children who have been unnecessarily deprived of caring families and communities. By maintaining, strengthening and expanding investments in deinstitutionalization, the EU has the opportunity and means to give millions of children access to quality alternative care and a better life – not only across the EU but in all countries where EU funds reach children. This will also contribute to a more inclusive and prosperous society in the long term” – said campaigners for the Opening Doors for Europe’s Children.

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