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17 Dec 2019
With the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty in 2009, the EU agreed that the promotion of children’s rights is one of its core objectives. In reality, most of what the EU does ignores children. Even in policy areas directly relevant to children, such as...
12 Dec 2019
There is an unacceptable lack of data on children without or at risk of losing parental care in Europe today. The data that is available is typically not disaggregated, for example by age, gender, or disability. Where data is available, monitoring...
25 Nov 2019
The Bács-Kiskun County Child Protection Organizations held a professional conference on the effective operation of the signalling system and child-friendly justice on the International Day for Children’s Rights and the Prevention of Violence against...
19 Nov 2019
Katalin Novák, Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs, shared some details about the new child protection strategy in Hungary, which mainly focuses on the dangers of the digital environment. The minister was invited to a round...
14 Nov 2019
At the beginning of November a  two-day international conference was held on children’s right in Strasbourg with approximately 300 participants. The presentations and talks focused on the European states’ performances regarding  the protection of...
06 Nov 2019
Eurochild’s member, the National Federation of Association for Child Protection – CNAPE, welcomes the new national strategy on child protection, in particular the measures on prevention and protection of children and families that are in line with...
04 Nov 2019
According to Eyalliance, statistics released by the government stated that one in six children’s centres has closed since 2010. Meanwhile, the funding for Sure Start’s centres were cut by £100 million between 2016–17 and 2017–18.   Based on the...
01 Nov 2019
A newly published report from Malta, conducted in 2018 by the Foundation for Social Welfare Services (FSWS), unveiled statistics on the work of the Youth Services of Agenzija Appogg National Support line 179, which only last year received 9,010...
B-H Social Work Conference: 'Novelties and Challenges in the Social, Family and Child Welfare System’
29 Oct 2019
Professionals from Bosnia and Herzegovina who attended the B-H Social Work Conference on 17 October, in Banja Luka, agree on the necessity of improving the position and status of professional social workers, and of promoting the value of social work...
22 Oct 2019
Child poverty in the European Union today In 2019, despite being one of the most prosperous regions in the world, 1 in 4 children in the European Union are still being failed. Childhood poverty and social exclusion can have lifelong effects on a...

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