On Wednesday, October 12, 2022 16:00 to 17:00 (CET), the European Commission will host 'European Child Guarantee: Can we break the vicious cycle of child poverty?', an extraordinary information session that will discuss how local Member States, communities and regions can implement the European Child Guarantee.
Adopted by the Council in June 2021, the European Child Guarantee asks EU Member States to guarantee the effective access of children in need to a set of key services: free early childhood education and care, free education (including free meals at school and school-based activities), free healthcare, healthy nutrition, and adequate housing.
The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) will be one of the primary funds supporting these programmes.
This information session will explain the aim and the functioning of the European Child Guarantee. It will focus on the involvement of relevant stakeholders at various governance levels in preparing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating national actions to improve the situation of children in need.