Even before the pandemic, 23 million children in the EU were at risk of poverty and social exclusion. The pandemic has further exacerbated children inequality and it is now time for the European Union to act. On the occasion of the World Children’s Day -November 20-, more than 300 prominent figures from the world of politics, academia and civil society have joined a Call to demand a rapid entry into force of the European Child Guarantee and a Next Generation EU funding that truly works for Europe’s next generations.
by Brando Benifei, head of the S&D group’s Italian Delegation and Rapporteur on the European Child Guarantee; Maria João Rodrigues, president of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS); Agnes Jongerius, head of the S&D Group’s Dutch Delegation, chair of Social Europe Network of the Party of European Socialists (PES); Christophe Rouillon, president of the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions.
Policy Study ‘Towards a Child Union’: Study carried out by FEPS in partnership with Progresiva Foundation (Slovenia), Pablo Iglesias Foundation (Spain), Reggio Children (Italy) and the Institute for Social Democracy(Hungary)
Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, former President of Malta and current President of Eurochild and László Andor, FEPS Secretary General
Dr. Maria Herczog, senior policy analyst at Institute for Human Services, Columbus, Ohio, and chair of the Family, Child, Youth Association in Budapest, Hungary and David Rinaldi, FEPS Director of Studies and Policy