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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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18 Feb 2019
A street children’s center was was inaugurated in the Moldovan capital. The new structure would work subordinated to the municipal department for the protection of child’s rights and implied providing information and psycho-pedagogical assistance to...
18 Feb 2019
The ongoing Programme of Economic and Social Development in Spišský Hrhov, Slovakia, is a successful integration example for the Roma community. This initiative reduced unemployment by 80% for the local Roma community, and greatly improved their...
17 Feb 2019
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden partnered with the BRIS (Children´s Rights in Society) to produce an online parenting guide on internet safety, detailing all you as a parent should know about this topic. They have published the news...
15 Feb 2019
After two scandals in Albania – a recent gang rape and a sexual  assault of two minors, UNICEF has expressed concern about the attitudes towards the ways those cases were handled, especially by media and public figures in Albania. According to them...
15 Feb 2019
UNICEF and UNHCR have joined their efforts in calling for governments and regional organizations to end child statelessness in Europe, after the significant rise in the number of children identified as stateless in Europe in the recent years....
15 Feb 2019
The Pulitzer Center articles paints a unique picture about the challenges unaccompanied refugee minors in Greece face, explaining how the system in place fails them and what can be done to improve the situation. The article tells a story about 16-...
15 Feb 2019
ECRE is criticizing the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), after the EASO published their overview of asylum trends in 2018. The main complaints are related to: The EASO struck a rather celebratory tone when announcing the number of asylum...
15 Feb 2019
John Goodwin, CEO of the Lego Foundation has published an opinion with Devex in which he discussed the importance of play in child`s development and learning process on one side, while there are 28 million refugee children today for whom play is...
15 Feb 2019
After the scandal that got epithet "French media’s #MeToo", internet abuse laws in France will be updated to include new, tougher measures. The government is even considering changing the status of social network like Facebook or Twitter to make...
14 Feb 2019
UNHCR together with the funding from the EU has been running KEDU, an informal school on Kos, Greece for children refugees living there. Xenia Passa, a protection officer with UNHCR explained “it is important for refugee children to find normalcy in...

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