human development, social justice and sustainable social systems

Investing in children

Call for a Council Recommendation

In 2019, 1 in 4 children in the EU is still living in poverty or experiencing social exclusion. For Caritas Europa, fighting child and family poverty is a cornerstone in eradicating poverty, as agreed in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Child poverty and social exclusion can have lifelong effects in children’s lives, leading to poverty in adulthood. Caritas Europa welcomes the new European Commission president Ms. Von der Leyen’s commitment for the development of a European Child Guarantee as a flagship policy of her Commission, but promises have to be translated into concrete policy initiatives. Therefore, Caritas Europa joins the call by the Investing in Children Alliance, of which it is a member, proposing concrete steps to be made at EU level in order to reach the objective.

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joint statement

ISSUED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EU ALLIANCE FOR INVESTING IN CHILDREN

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