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 annual report

The EPIC annual report outlines changes and new developments during the past year in the area of child and family policies across the EU Member States.The report provides data on key trends as reported in the EPIC national profiles, with a reflection on policy developments and key challenges remaining. It also signposts current policy discussions and how they could potentially shape child and family policy at the EU and national levels in coming years.

The views expressed in this report 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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