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Report for the Study on Typology and Policy Responses to Child Begging in the EU

Report for the Study on Typology and Policy Responses to Child Begging in the EU

European Commission, December 2012, 337 pages

The European Commission-funded study on 'Typology and Policy Responses to Child Begging in the EU', completed in December 2012,  underlines the need for a coordinated and concerted effort in the European Union to address a situation that poses grave dangers for the health and proper development of a very disadvantaged, and often also stigmatised, group of children. The report presents research conducted in 15 European countries and a total of 30 European cities, approaching child begging at a national and local level from a child rights perspective, taking into account the need to punish exploiters and traffickers and to involve families in finding solutions to this violation of human dignity.