Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

This section allows visitors to register child focused practices that they are developing or implementing in order to share knowledge with other users. These practices are posted here to promote information sharing and to support learning across the EU community of  policymakers and providers. A practice entered in this section will automatically be reviewed for inclusion in the Evidence-Based Practice section if the ‘evaluation references’ section below is completed. Additionally, we encourage users to notify us when a new evaluation is completed for a practice that is already listed in this user registry by sending an email to EMPL-EPIC@ec.europa.eu.

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The practices can be also searched along the three policy pillars of the Recommendation for Investing in Children:

  1. Access to adequate resources
  2. Access to affordable quality services
  3. Children's right to participate

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  1. 1. Talk about Alcohol

    Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, 2006 - Still operating

    Prata om Alkohol (Talk about Alcohol) is a programme used by schools in Sweden. It was established in 2006, with the aim of engaging adolescents in school to talk about alcohol in order to prevent use of the substance or to reduce its consumption and encourage adolescents to have a healthier approach to the substance. Materials for running the Prata om Alkohol programme are available nationally for all schools in Sweden to order and use. According to the Prata om Alkohol website, 75% of schools in Sweden have ordered the materials. Teachers implementing the materials in the classroom can gain access to support through resources. The materials are available at three levels: for pupils who use little or no alcohol (level 1), for pupils who actively use some alcohol (level 2) and for pupils who actively regularly use alcohol (level 3). Teachers begin by using material from level one and may then proceed to levels 2 and 3 if required. Each level comprises 10 exercises which each takebetween20 minutes and two and half hours to complete. The programme was initiated and founded by the Swedish Spirits and Wine Suppliers Association. Other countries in Europe have also started adopting similar versions of the programme, including Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia and Lithuania.


  2. 2. Live Without Bullying

    Greece, 2015 - Still operating

    Since 2015, the non-profit organisation Κέντρο Μέριμνας Οικογένειας και Παιδιού (KMOP, Children and Family Care Centre) has led the implementation of the ‘Live Without Bullying’ programme in Greece. The programme aims to combat bullying through the provision of in-person and online counselling and training sessions and the creation of online content, including webinars and educational tools. The programme takes a holistic approach and engages with children, adolescents, young people, parents and educators.


  3. 3. Centre Nana' Dedalus

    Italy, 2002 - Still operating

    The Centre Nanà Dedalus is an intercultural centre run by the Dedalus Social Cooperative. The centre is based in Naples, Italy and provides services for unaccompanied minors. Unaccompanied migrants live in Italy without a parent or another adult guardian responsible for their legal protection and care. Some of them are in Italy completely on their own, while others may have relatives or friends also living in Italy. Unaccompanied minors often have past hostile migration experiences and, as a consequence, suffer socio-emotional difficulties. This is also related to the financial responsibilities that some may bear in order to support their families in their country of origin. The interventions run by the Centre Nanà Dedalus aim to address issues of gender, ethnicity and other forms of discrimination through providing cultural mediation services and educational, training and intercultural activities to unaccompanied minors. The centre also provides shelter services and services to unaccompanied minors in prison.


  4. 4. Early Notification of Pregnancy

    United Kingdom, 2009 - Unknown

    The Early Notification of Pregnancy programme aims to provide targeted pre- and post-natal support to vulnerable families, especially mothers, in Lancashire, United Kingdom. The aim is that mothers participating in the programme are emboldened to attend the children’s centre, particularly during the antenatal period, in order to receive clinical care and social support from members of staff and other mothers involved in the project. The aim of the project is to improve parenting skills by providing parenting advice to mothers and encouraging them to build a relationship of trust with the children’s centre from the pre-natal to the post-natal period.


  5. 5. Family Links Nurturing Programme

    United Kingdom, 1994 - Still operating

    The Family Links Nurturing Programme (FLNP) is a ten-week, group-based intervention centred on improving child outcomes by enabling parents to cope better with the challenges of parenting. Unlike parent training programmes, which generally place an emphasis on behavioural changes and the acquisition of parenting skills, FLNP identifies itself as a parenting support programme that is ‘cognitive-relational’ in emphasis. This means that the programme aims to improve home environments and parent-child relationships by helping parents to understand and manage the thoughts, emotions, and behaviour of both themselves and their children. The programme is based upon the US-developed Nurturing Parenting Programme and has been adapted for universal roll-out to families across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, including for Muslim families, families with parents in prison, and families with children who have disabilities and special needs.


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