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Online Study’s presentation – 20th November – 11:00 -13:30
On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day, FEPS, together with Fundación Pablo Iglesias, presented their joint publication ‘Towards a Child Union’.
European and Spanish Experts in education and public policies analysed the study’s results and provided insights on the situation of children in Europe.
‘Child Union’ is the progressive response to overcome inequalities between children and generations. It is an essential element of a New European Deal founded upon a reignitedsense of solidarity and a welfare state that enables tackling inequalities whilst promoting collective resilience and sustainability.
This research project, conducted by Christian Morabito and Michel Vandenbroeck, aims at delineating the main features of a Child Union intended as a European programme to fight children’s inequalities by guaranteeing access to opportunities for children, through setting-up Early Childhood Education and Care and protecting social safety nets.
Although Spain is above the European average in childcare programs (0-3 years), it is important to increase commitment to policies that fight against inequality and promote a fairer and healthier childhood for our minors. Especially since it is also shown that Spain’s rate of children at risk of poverty and social exclusion is higher than the European average.
While the abilities and skills necessary for individuals to grow up, live and be emancipated in the globalized world are developed right from the early years of life, so are inequalities. Policies to tackle inequalities in childhood are therefore an essential element in building the new progressive welfare – and societal – paradigm.
This project was carried out by FEPS, Reggio Children (IT), Pablo Iglesias Foundation (ES), Institute for Social Democracy (HU) and Progresiva (SL), to analyse how Europe could better organise early childhood education for it to be a real tool addressing children’s inequality.
“László Andor discussing at the Delphi Economic Forum about the importance of social inclusion and ways to strengthen it”
Research shows Ireland is too reliant on voluntary sector for mental health services
by RTÉ Radio 1 27/03/2023
RTÉ Radio 1 talks about our case studies 'Is an EU-wide approach to the mental health crisis necessary?', published in collaboration with Think-tank for Action on Social Change (TASC)
Irish mental health services ‘too hospital-centric’
by Irish Examiner 23/03/2023
Irish Examiner article on FEPS and TASC policy study "Is an EU-wide approach to the Mental Health Crisis necessary?"
Ireland lacks key mental health services, report finds
by RTÉ 23/03/2023
RTÉ article on FEPS and TASC policy study "Is an EU-wide approach to the Mental Health Crisis necessary?"
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