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European Union and Children’s Rights

CiNI are a National Partner Network of Eurochild and we continue to work at a European level. Our Chief Executive sits on the Board of Eurochild and our Policy Officer is a member of the Policy Steering Group.

EU & Children Rights

Part of our work is about mainstreaming Children's Rights in the European Union. Some of the highlights of our work with Eurochild include:

Child Poverty Conference: Dublin 

CiNI were delighted to attend a conference on child poverty organised by Eurochild, UNICEF and the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) under the aegis of the Irish Presidency in Dublin following the EU's Recommendation "Investing in Children: Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage." 

Over 25 million children in the European Union (more than 1 in 4) are experiencing poverty, material deprivation and/or living in households where no adult works. Particularly worrying are levels of severe material deprivation. The European Commission Recommendation provides helpful guidance to Member States on how to tackle child poverty and promote children's well-being.

CiNI are calling on the Northern Ireland Executive to clearly spell out how it will end child poverty. 

To download a report on the conference visit the link below. 

Family Support Conference: Brussels

Our Chief Executive, Pauline Leeson, attended the Eurochild round table on Family and Parenting Support in challenging times. The conference was held in co-operation with the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre. The event aimed to promote a wider understanding at EU level of what family and parenting support is, what is really needed to support parenting, what are the lessons learned in this field and see possible ways to put those lessons into practice. The round table stimulated debate on how we may be able to build more EU policy competence in this area.

To download the presentations from the conference visit the link below. 

For more information on Eurochild please visit their website which can be found at the link below.



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