Eurochild supporters for a reasonable start in life for each kid in Europe and co-leads the
Years, First Priority project, with ISSA, the International Step by Step Association.
The project concentrates on kids dealing with specific drawbacks, such as kids residing in severe hardship, Roma and Traveller kids, kids in (or at threat of getting in) alternative care, migrant and refugee kids (consisting of those who are undocumented) and kids with impairments.
In June 2022, Eurochild took part in Early Childhood Ireland's occasion ECEC Exchange with a video-message discussing the work that is required to break the cycle of drawback for kids and households in susceptible circumstances. Eurochild requests more political attention and public costs on early youth advancement, to eliminate hardship and social exemption, and make sure that all kids aged 0 to 6 have level playing fields for safe, healthy, and ideal advancement.
We haveraised awareness and increased the presence of the project and of the value of purchasing early youth amongst EU policy-makers, by engaging senior European Commission authorities and MEPs in our public occasions, taking part in civil society occasions with policy-makers, taking part in EU-level policy conversations and supplying input to Commission assessments on crucial EU policy efforts that matter for the project.
- At EU level, we have actually offered input to a number of policy effortssuch as the European Child Guarantee, the modification of the Barcelona targets on Early Childhood Education and Care, the European Care Strategy, and the Commission's proposition for sufficient minimum earnings plans in the EU.
- On 29 November 2022 we held our first-ever in-person occasion in the European Parliament Putting early youth at the heart of the European Child Guarantee hosted by MEP Dragos Pîslaru. We were signed up with by Members of the European Parliament and agents of the European Commission and we provided 3 thematic documents:
– Putting early youth at the heart of the European Child Guarantee
– Prioritising the expert advancement of early youth education and care personnel
– Guarantee universal access to maternal health care in the European Union
- We extensively shared 9 nation profiles including suggestions and information gathered by nationwide project organizers in Bulgaria, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, and Spain. Each profile supplies a picture of the existing state of Early Childhood Development within the nation and consists of areas on 6 essential locations– kid hardship, maternal and kid health and nutrition, kid's security and security, early knowing consisting of early youth education and care, parenting and household assistance, and cross-sectoral coordination.
- In 2022 we were likewise extremely delighted to invite Open Society Foundation Slovakia as a brand-new member of the project.
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