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[Pre-announcement] What are European countries doing to prevent intentional injuries to children?


On March 20, 2014 the European Child Safety Alliance will launch a report on National Action to Address Child Intentional Injury with the support of Isabelle Durant, Vice President, European Parliament, and Bernard De Vos, European Network of Ombudspersons for Children, Chair. The consequences of intentional injuries to children are devastating. Child maltreatment, peer violence and suicide/self-directed injury create a high burden for the affected children, their families and in many (...)
26/04/2013

UNICEF Innocenti Report Card: Child Well-being in Rich Countries.


The Report card considers five dimensions of children’s lives: material well-being, health and safety, education, behaviours and risks, and housing and environment. The report is a good example of indicators to be taken into account when developing and monitoring policies that have direct and indirect effect on child well-being, including cross-sectorally. The paper key findings can be summarised as follows: The Netherlands is the leader and the only country ranked among the top (...)
23/04/2013

[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

Health improves unequally within and among European countries


Every three years the World Health Organisation (WHO) publishes its report on European Health. This year its report has a special focus on well-being. "The European Health Report 2012: Charting the Way to Well-Being", released by the WHO Regional Office for Europe on March 13, reveals some bitter-sweet data: even if there have been important health improvements in the European Region, the inequities across and within the countries are persistent. According to the WHO Regional Director for (...)
19/03/2013

[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