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[EPT] Child poverty and well being - Council Conclusions (proposal) Toward the European Commission’s Recommendations on Child Poverty and Well-Being (29 March 2013)


European Commission’s Recommendations on Child Poverty and Well-Being In 2010, the European Commission announced its intention to adopt a Recommendation on Child Poverty by 2012. This June 2012, the Social Protection Committee (SPC, part of the DG Employment) produced an advisory report “Tackling and Preventing Child Poverty, Promoting Child Well-being”. The paper will serve as a benchmark to develop the upcoming Child Poverty Recommendations by the EC later in February (...)
29/03/2013

[Save the date] International conference - Child Health Research: Key to a Healthier European Society


The RICHE and CHICOS projects, together with colleagues in TACTICS and EURO-PERISTAT, are hosting a joint meeting to celebrate European child health research, and launch their reports in Dublin in May, and you are invited! Join leading researchers and practitioners in child health, policy makers, advocates, and children, to help shape the future of child health research in Europe. Conference’s flyer Date: Thursday May 30th, and Friday May 31st 2013 Place: School of Nursing and (...)
12/03/2013

[Save the date ] Eurochild event: Investing in Children - Breaking the cycle of disadvantage


Eurochild, together with its partners UNICEF and the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN), will organise a series of events to strengthen the cooperation and advocacy of national civil society and to gather political commitment to tackle child poverty. The events, also co-hosted by the Children’s Rights Alliance Ireland, UNICEF National Committee for Ireland and EAPN Ireland. This is a closed event and participants can join only from the selected countries (BE, BG, EE, DE, IE, LT, PT, (...)
27/02/2013

A Grassroots Method to Help Eradicate Child Hunger in the Most Deprived Regions of Hungary


The European People’s Party (EPP) held a group hearing on 26 February 2013 on ’A grassroot method to help eradicate child hunger in the most deprived regions of Hungary’. The event was organised by Tamás Deutsch MEP (EPP, HU), and the keynote speaker was the French-Hungarian sociologist Zsuzsa Hegedűs who is the senior advisor to the Hungarian Prime Minister and Chair of the "No Child Should Go Hungry" Foundation ("Minden gyerek lakjon jól" foundation) in Hungary. (...)
26/02/2013

Redefining and combating poverty - human rights, democracy and common goods in today’s Europe


The two-day conference intended to discuss the subject of poverty and inequality in societies with human rights policies, with participants from different backgrounds, bringing together institutional actors, researchers, activists, associations, and networks, as well as people living in poverty and precariousness and other citizens involved in the themes raised by the Conference. The first day of the discussion was devoted to the analysis of the current situation in terms of poverty, (...)
22/02/2013

Poverty and inequality in societies of human rights - the paradox of democracies


The two-day conference involved a discussion on the subject of poverty and inequality in societies with human rights policies and brought together institutional actors, researchers, activists, associations, and networks, as well as people living in poverty and precariousness and other citizens involved in the themes raised by the Conference. The first day of the discussion was devoted to the analysis of the current situation in terms of poverty, inequalities and precariousness of living (...)
22/02/2013

European Commission’s Social Investment Package for Growth and Cohesion - the Child Poverty dimension


On 20 February, the European Commission presented a Communication on its Social Investment Package for Growth and Cohesion. The initiative aims to help member states use their social budgets more efficiently and effectively by promoting best practices and providing guidance on social investment. Social investment involves strengthening people’s current and future capacities. In particular, social investment helps ’prepare’ people to confront life’s risks, rather (...)
20/02/2013

Civil society welcomes EU commitment to child well-being


ATD Quart Monde, Caritas Europa, COFACE, Eurochild, Eurodiaconia, European Anti-Poverty Network, European Social Network and PICUM released a joint statement in support of a European commitment to child well-being following the adoption of Council Conclusions at the EPSCO Council. This coalition of NGOs welcomed the EPSCO Council Conclusions on Preventing and Tackling Child Poverty and Promoting Children’s Well-being which were adopted on 4 October 2012. The organisations highlight (...)
20/10/2012

Health inequalities report adopted in the ENVI Committee - EPHA analysis of the vote.


On 31 January 2011, after being voted on in the ENVI Committee, a consolidated report on "Reducing health inequalities in the EU" by Edite Estrela MEP (S&D, Portugal) was published. In the months leading to the final report, EPHA was strongly involved in the process of monitoring the development and health inequalities debate, analysing the draft report and opinions from different EP Committees, and finally sending in the amendments to the draft report. EPHA was pleased to see its (...)
04/02/2011

EFSA report on the toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA) finds no new evidence strong enough to revise BPA tolerable daily intake levels.


In its report on the toxicity of bisphenor A (BPA) at low doses, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concluded "no new evidence significant enough to revise the current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) for BPA". In addition to that, EFSA did also not find evidence of neurobehavioural toxicity of BPA convincing enough to advice against the substance. Reaction from HEAL Reaction from BEUC Bisphenol A is known as the endocrine active substance, possibly associated with negative health (...)
02/10/2010