How the EU multi-annual budget (MFF) can promote the rights of children in migration

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Date of webinar: 
12 Dec 2019
Start and finish time of webinar: 
2pm CET
Lecturer: 
Ciaran O’Donnell
Letizia Polizzi
Robert Ranson

Ciaran O’Donnell, Eurochild

Ciaran has been working with Eurochild since March 2019, supporting Eurochild’s goals to put children’s rights at the heart of the EU decision making. To date, this work has included analysing the social dimension of the European Semester, projects relating to child protection reform across Europe, and children in migration, including the position paper that is the subject of this webinar. Prior to working with Eurochild, Ciaran has worked with child and youth in Ireland and Sweden in both policy and practice.

Letizia Polizzi, EU Advocacy and Funding Officer, Terre des Hommes International Federation

Letizia is in charge of leading the design and implementation of Terre des Hommes’ advocacy strategy on the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027, with a focus on the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) and the Asylum and Migration Fund (AMF) to ensure that these funding instruments enable the EU to promote the rights of all children. Before joining Terre des Hommes, Letizia worked with Save the Children, the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and Al-Haq.

Robert Ranson, Advocacy Advisor, Save the Children Europe

Robert works as an Advocacy Advisor on migration and child poverty issues with Save the Children Europe. He also previously worked at the national level with UNHCR and the Immigrant Council of Ireland providing legal and advocacy support to migrants and refugees including children. This included projects funded though the Asylum Migration and Integration Fund under the MFF.

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Child Protection Hub

About the webinar:

The European Union (EU) is negotiating the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027. Through this crucial process, the EU institutions and member states take a decision on the policy priorities for the next seven years and on the resources to implement them. The speakers of the webinar will explain how this process works and how some new EU funds should support the EU in promoting and protecting the rights of children in migration. The webinar will focus on the Asylum and Migration Fund (AMF), the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) and the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI).

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