Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

Studies and reports

Developing a better understanding of the situation of families and child-friendly policies is essential to building the policies of the future. This section covers studies and reports at EU and Member State level.

EPIC policy memos

The EPIC policy memo series provide brief overviews of key topics in child wellbeing and development for policymakers, researchers and stakeholders.

The views expressed in these memos do not necessarily reflect the position of the European Commission.

EPIC research notes

EPIC research notes present key messages from literature and research on various issues related to child and family policy across the European Union.

The views expressed in these research notes do not necessarily reflect the position of the European Commission.

EPIC annual reports

The latest EPIC annual thematic report outlines changes and new developments in child and family policies across the EU Member States and the UK during 2019. The report provides information on key trends in 2019 relating to the provision of early childhood education and care, family leave and actions to improve work-life balance, social and income support for families, and children’s right to participation.

Previous EPIC annual thematic reports outline changes and developments in child and family policies in the EU Member States during 2018 and during 2017.

The views expressed in these reports do not necessarily reflect the position of the European Commission.

Policy briefs

Researchers associated with EPIC have authored a number of policy briefs relating to family and child well-being. The topics covered include:

  • the impact of the financial crisis on childcare,
  • children with special educational needs,
  • parental leave arrangements,
  • the quality and impact of early childhood education and care (ECEC).

The views expressed in these briefs do not necessarily reflect the position of the European Commission.

Reports and studies from external stakeholders

EPIC’s repository of studies and reports features links to further resources and research relating to EU child and family policy.

The views expressed in these studies do not necessarily reflect the position of the European Commission.

 

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