European Parliament Committees begin discussions on Work-Life Balance Directive
Discussions on the proposed Directive on Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers have begun in the relevant European Parliament committees.
Deinstitutionalisation of child care systems in Europe - Transition from institutional to community-based services
As the Bulgarian presidency continues to emphasise the importance of social Europe and the European Pillar of Social Rights, deinstitutionalisation remains high on the political agenda in the EU countries.
Eurofound Quality of Life survey offers new data about childcare access and family life in Europe
In January 2018 the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) published the results of the 2016 Quality of Life survey.
EPIC evaluation framework presented at children’s rights conference
The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) evaluation framework was presented at the Children’s Rights European Academic Network (CREAN) conference held at the Uni Bastions, Geneva, Switzerland on 18-19 January.
New studies examine importance of investing in early learning
Two new reports have been released on the subject of education in Europe. The OECD’s 2017 edition of 'Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators' and the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education (EASNIE) study 'Inclusive education for learners with disabilities' provide a wealth of data and analysis on the key aspects related to education in EU countries and beyond.
Combined EU School Fruit, Vegetables and Milk Scheme begins operating in European Schools
The EU School Fruit, Vegetables and Milk Scheme has become operational for the 2017-2018 academic year.
New sources of childcare support for working families in the United Kingdom
As of September 2017, the UK Government has implemented a universal scheme to provide 3- and 4-year-old children of working parents in England with 30 hours of free childcare per week, an increase from the 15 hours of free provision that has been available to date.
Eurydice releases new data on language provision for migrant schoolchildren across Europe
Eurydice, a network that monitors the organisation of education systems across Europe, has released the 2017 edition of Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe.
EPIC celebrates Universal Children’s Day
Today, the European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) celebrates the United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day.
Overview of the 2016 and 2017 country-specific recommendations in the area of families and children
Every year the European Commission issues country-specific recommendations (CSRs) as part of the European Semester.