Children’s Rights: Political will or won’t?
On 20th November, on World Rights Children’s Day, Eurochild published a new report report Children’s Rights: Political will or won’t? which compiles information gathered from 38 Eurochild members in 26 countries across Europe and provides an overview of the current situation of children in these countries. The report aims to identify good and promising practices, working solutions, and country-specific recommendations for EU decision-makers and national governments to draw from when addressing children’s needs.
Through structured individual country profiles, the report focuses on the extent to which children’s rights are respected, protected and fulfilled across Europe by providing timely and relevant information collected from our members working at national level. The report also presents experiences of poverty and social exclusion of children, families and communities. For EU Member States, the European Semester and alignment with children’s needs to the European Child Guarantee National Action Plans are addressed. As for Countries in Accession, insights into children’s rights are provided.
It also assesses whether the Child Guarantee National Action Plans align with the countries’ needs, the extent to which the European Semester 2023 Country Report and Recommendations are aligned to the lived experiences of children from a civil society.