The European Commission has recently proposed a Social Investment Package - a framework that sets up a number of recommendations to promote social protection and investments in people skills and capability. One of the elements of the package is to ”Invest in Children and Break the cycle of Disadvantages” which encourages regional and local authorities to follow EU guidelines on reducing child poverty and social exclusion, and promote well-being.
Reducing the risk of poverty among children would not only improve the way in which EU member states tackle social issues, it would also help long-term investment in smart, sustainable growth. To do so three key pillars are proposed:
To achieve this, collaborations between a range of stakeholders is needed, crossing over many different policy areas, such as education, employment, health, and quality. Ensuring children’s rights is fundamental to achieving the aims of the Social Investment Package.
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