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First results of Poland’s Family 500+ programme released 16/05/2018

First results of Poland’s Family 500+ programme released

In April 2016, the Polish government launched the programme “Family 500+” (Rodzina 500+) to boost birth-rates and reduce child poverty by improving living conditions of large families. The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) presents some early indicators of the programme’s progress and impact.

EPIC publishes policy memo on using EU funding sources to tackle child poverty 08/05/2018

EPIC publishes policy memo on using EU funding sources to tackle child poverty

The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) has published a policy memo on the use of EU funding mechanisms to tackle child poverty and social exclusion in the EU. This memo is the first in a series of short policy memos aimed at policymakers, researchers and practitioners and focusing on topics relevant to child welfare.

Updated country profiles released on EPIC 24/04/2018

Updated country profiles released on EPIC

The latest country profiles available on the European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) provide an up–to-date overview of current policies for children and their families in all EU countries.

New reports on the role of social services and education in fostering the integration of migrant children 05/04/2018

New reports on the role of social services and education in fostering the integration of migrant children

Recent reports show that more inclusive solutions are required to foster the integration of migrant children in Europe.

Czech Republic introduces new paternity leave entitlement 26/03/2018

Czech Republic introduces new paternity leave entitlement

As of February 2018, the new paternity leave entitlement for fathers has come into effect in the Czech Republic. The new seven-day entitlement, which allows fathers to claim up to 70% of their salary, is intended to encourage father’s early involvement in caring for young children.

New studies explore how digital technologies affect children 20/03/2018

New studies explore how digital technologies affect children

With under 18 year olds making up nearly a third of all internet users around the world, childhood is increasingly affected by digital technology. Two new reports have been published which explore the opportunities created by technological developments and connectivity alongside the challenges that come from children’s use of the internet and presence online.

European Parliament Committees begin discussions on Work-Life Balance Directive 07/03/2018

European Parliament Committees begin discussions on Work-Life Balance Directive

Discussions on the proposed Directive on Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers have begun in the relevant European Parliament committees.

Deinstitutionalisation of child care systems in Europe - Transition from institutional to community-based services 26/02/2018

Deinstitutionalisation of child care systems in Europe - Transition from institutional to community-based services

As the Bulgarian presidency continues to emphasise the importance of social Europe and the European Pillar of Social Rights, deinstitutionalisation remains high on the political agenda in the EU countries.

Eurofound Quality of Life survey offers new data about childcare access and family life in Europe 15/02/2018

Eurofound Quality of Life survey offers new data about childcare access and family life in Europe

In January 2018 the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) published the results of the 2016 Quality of Life survey.

06/02/2018

EPIC evaluation framework presented at children’s rights conference

The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) evaluation framework was presented at the Children’s Rights European Academic Network (CREAN) conference held at the Uni Bastions, Geneva, Switzerland on 18-19 January.


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