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The use of the EU emblem in the context of EU programmes 2021-2027

In the previous newsletter, we informed you about the new minimum and binding requirements for communication and visibility which will apply for all funding programmes of the new long-term budget (for the period 2021-2027). Now, we want to share with you an updated guide about the use of the EU emblem in the context of EU programmes 2021-2027. A key document to be read carefully.

Funding opportunities

Art competition- My World without Pollution

Ahead of this year’s EU Green Week (, the European Commission is launching a call for artistic entries under the theme “My World without Pollution”, encouraging young artists to show what a pollution-free world can look like.

Get involved in 2021 Fundamental Rights Forum: Submit your proposal for a session

The 2021 Forum will be held online on 11-12 October. It will bring together leaders, decision-makers, civil society, artists and businesses. The forum will address two overarching topics: young people and Europe’s future and Europe’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. It will be a hybrid event: hosted from Vienna, linking live to European city hubs and other, entirely virtual, online sessions. Submit your proposal for a session by 30 April 2021.

Public consultations

Have your say on: Cross-border family situations - recognition of parenthood

Parenthood established in one EU country may not be recognised in another. This can lead to problems when travelling or moving to another EU country, and can endanger a child’s rights derived from parenthood (e.g. on maintenance, succession). This initiative aims to ensure that parenthood, as established in one EU country, is recognised across the EU, so that children maintain their rights in cross-border situations, in particular when their families travel or move within the EU. The roadmap for this initiative is opened for consultations. Feedback will be taken into account for further development and fine tuning of the initiative.

The Roadmap for the Victims’ Rights Directive - open for feedback

The European Commission published a Roadmap for the Evaluation of the Victims’ Rights Directive Directive (Directive 2012/29/EU). It is open for feedback until 30 December 2020. As part of the EU strategy on victims’ rights, this initiative will evaluate the Directive to assess to what extent it has achieved its objectives in terms of its implementation and practical application in EU countries. The new strategy aims to empower victims of crime and to work together for victims' rights. It also promotes an integrated and targeted EU approach to support victims with special needs, such as child victims.

A Guide – Children and the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration.

The guide analyses the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) through a child rights lens and outlines the measures foreseen in these documents (the Global Compacts) for the protection of the rights of the child. It was developed to support people, organisations and agencies working to protect children on the move to make better use of the Global Compacts in their daily work, to the benefit of children. It seeks to be comprehensive in terms of content, so that it can be useful for a range of actors, whether governmental or nongovernmental. It is designed as an interactive self-learning tool that can be read in its entirety or by section. It outlines what is in the Global Compacts that is of relevance for children and the provisions for the implementation, monitoring and review of these frameworks. It also suggests ways of engaging with the implementation of the Global Compacts.

The EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child

The Strategy was adopted on 24 March 2021. Building on the work done so far, the strategy puts forward actions to better respond to current challenges and ultimately better protect children, promote their rights and empower them to participate in political and democratic life, both inside and outside the EU. It also aims to better mainstream children’s rights across Commission policies and services, improve cooperation between relevant actors and invest more in capacity building and specific training of professionals.

Navigating Irregularity: The Impact of Growing Up Undocumented in Europe

The report looks at key aspects of lives of undocumented children: Housing, access to services, income and socio-economic situation of households, interaction with residence procedures and enforcement of immigration legislation, as well as trauma often suffered, such as fear of detention or expulsion, or difficulties faced by undocumented children in accessing education.

Vice-President Schinas in conversation with a Holocaust Survivor

To commemorate the Holocaust, Vice-President Margaritis Schinas will exchange thoughts with Holocaust survivor Irish-Slovak Tomi Reichental on the lessons of the Holocaust for 21st century Europe, new forms of remembrance, concepts of atonement and reconciliation, and our common duty to speak up and counter Holocaust denial and distortion.

Missing Children Europe’s annual “Lost in Migration” conference is coming up

Missing Children Europe will hold its annual “Lost in Migration” conference on 3, 8 and 15 December 2020 online. It aims to raise awareness about the issue of missing children in migration and mobilise policy makers to take actions. In past years, some of Missing Children Europe's recommendations made it into the European Institutions strategies and resolutions. Check out last year's conference and stay tuned for updates for 2020. The conference will be organised by young migrants themselves. Donations are welcome, all the proceeds of Wyvern Lingo's song Brutal Lottery will go to funding the conference.

Promoting diversity in Greece

The Greek Diversity Charter has been busy promoting diversity in the workplace and organising various activities for our signatories, such as the Diversity Interview and dedicated Diversity Day. We are also looking forward joining the celebrations of the EU Diversity Month.

Polish Diversity Month

Polish Diversity Charter has prepared a number of initiatives to celebrate the European Diversity Month 2021. They will be held as part of the Polish Diversity Month. The theme of our event is "Diversity and inclusion in the workplace - the way to social cohesion in the age of digital transformation".