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25 Mar 2020
According to the report of The European Committee of Social Rights Albania doesn’t meet the provisions of the European Social Charter. In spite of the fact that Albania also ratified the Charter there are some articles of it (16, 17, 27 and 31)...
21 Feb 2020
On 17 February the European Commission held the closing conference on the first phase of the feasibility study for a Child Guarantee. The event attracted a broad audience - national policy makers, EU officials, Members of Parliament, civil...
23 Jan 2020
Last year, in mid-December, the Irish Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, stated that ‘after too many years of indifference, we are finally seeing a rise of awareness on child poverty’. Comments like this from Ireland’s...
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...
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...
13 Jul 2019
The National Network for Children announced that the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) has announced the passage of significant changes in child protection legislation. The Ministry notes that these changes do not introduce new...
07 Nov 2018
"Children undergoing legal procedures are particularly vulnerable," said Valeri Yordanov, Deputy Chairperson of the State Agency for Child Protection in Bulgaria, at a conference on "Professionalization of Social and Educational Interventions in the...
22 Aug 2018
Play is essential for child`s healthy development. However, child`s right to play has been treated more like a luxury than a right. In UK numerous playgrounds are being shut-down, more and more schools reduce playtime to include more lessons, newly...
30 May 2018
Some 450,000 children have been repaid debts that had been dragging for years, Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said.  Some UAH 1.5 billion has been collected in favor of Ukrainian children after signing a new law on child protection. In...
06 Sep 2017
The Croatian Parliament has on the September 1.st of 2017 published on their website www.sabor.hr Public notification for election of an attorney general for child support. The deadline for registration is 15 days after the day of publishing Public...

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