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EPIC publishes policy memo on education for unaccompanied migrant children in Europe
The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) has published a policy memo on approaches to education for unaccompanied migrant children in Europe.
New EPIC policy memo assesses current paternity and parental leave provisions across the EU
A new EPIC policy memo provides a brief description of current paternity and parental leave provisions and explores how these provisions might need to change in view of the initiatives launched under the European Pillar of Social Rights.
A new EU resolution to protect migrant children
On 2 May 2018, the European Parliament passed a new resolution to protect migrant children arriving in the European Union.
Childonomics: measuring the impact of investments in services for children and families
Eurochild has published the summary report from its ‘Childonomics’ research project.
New policy initiatives in EU Member States aim to protect children from unhealthy foods
Two new policy initiatives in Ireland and five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) have been announced to monitor and promote good practice with regard to the marketing of high fats and/or salt (HFSS) foods to children. The initiatives aim to protect children from obesity and promote healthy eating habits.
New developments in the field of quality Early Childhood Education and Care
High-quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) can be an important factor in the development and later education outcomes of children. Below, EPIC outlines recent developments in ECEC provision across Europe.
First results of Poland’s Family 500+ programme released
In April 2016, the Polish government launched the programme “Family 500+” (Rodzina 500+) to boost birth-rates and reduce child poverty by improving living conditions of large families. The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) presents some early indicators of the programme’s progress and impact.
Updated country profiles released on EPIC
The latest country profiles available on the European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) provide an up–to-date overview of current policies for children and their families in all EU countries.
Czech Republic introduces new paternity leave entitlement
As of February 2018, the new paternity leave entitlement for fathers has come into effect in the Czech Republic. The new seven-day entitlement, which allows fathers to claim up to 70% of their salary, is intended to encourage father’s early involvement in caring for young children.
New studies explore how digital technologies affect children
With under 18 year olds making up nearly a third of all internet users around the world, childhood is increasingly affected by digital technology. Two new reports have been published which explore the opportunities created by technological developments and connectivity alongside the challenges that come from children’s use of the internet and presence online.