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Putting children at the heart of Europe’s recovery

Date

18 Nov 2020 to 20 Nov 2020

Section

Social Europe & Jobs

Event Description

Register for our online event series - Putting Children at the Heart of Europe’s Recovery 18-20 November 2020

Investing in children and prioritising children’s well-being is an essential ingredient of building more inclusive and resilient societies. For that reason, Eurochild, in partnership with its national members, is organising a webinar series to bring a children’s rights perspective to Europe’s recovery. The series is organised to coincide with 20th November World Children’s Day which marks the 31st anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

At each webinar, leaders from national, EU and international levels will share how respect for children’s rights is informing their decision-making as they build back after the crisis. Children active at local, national and European levels, some of whom represent the Eurochild Children’s Council, will bring children’s perspectives to the panel discussions.

Webinars: 18- 20 November 2020; 8h30 – 10h00 hrs CET

Co-hosted by leading children’s rights organisations, the civil society perspective will shine a light on situation of children and the impact of COVID on their rights. High level EU and national leaders will contend with challenges and discuss ideas on how to put children first in Europe’s recovery. Three young active advocates will share their ideas with the leaders and civil society actors.

18 November: What is an ‘economy of well-being’ & why & how does it prioritise children?

Co-hosted by Hanna Heinonen, CEO of Central Union for Child Welfare, Finland

Organised in partnership with OECD
Focusing on the economic arguments for investing in children, this webinar will also highlight Finland’s efforts to prioritise children’s rights and why this makes economic sense.

19 November: Why is tackling child poverty a pre-requisite to sustainably exit the crisis?

Co-hosted by Ricardo Ibarra, Director of the Plataforma de Infancia, Spain

More than 1 in 4 children in the EU are at risk of poverty. How the European Child Guarantee initiative help address this important, and growing challenge. This webinar will bring a perspective of the Spanish government, which has made the fight against child poverty a particular priority.

World Children’s Day! 20 November: Why and how does protecting children’s rights strengthen our democracies?

Co-hosted by George Bogdanov, Director of the National Network for Children, Bulgaria

In this webinar, we will look at the intersection between children’s rights and democracy. We will in particular, explore the challenges faced in Bulgaria by the children’s rights movement and how the upcoming EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child can help governments to realise their commitment to child rights.

 

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