Today in Dublin: Take action to fight child povertyby Quentin Hurel - 2013.04.10
25.3 million of children in the EU, either one in four, are concerned by the risk of poverty, or have already experienced it. Jana Hainsworth, Secretary General of Eurochild, has even warned on her side that child poverty rates have reached peaks of 40% in some countries. In this way, the European Commission had addressed a recommendation calling on EU governments to “invest in children”. Today April 10, Eurochild and UNICEF organise a high-profile political roundtable and seminar titled “Taking action to fight child poverty and to promote child well-being” in Dublin. During this event which takes place under the patronage of the Irish Presidency of the EU, EAPN and Eurochild will launch their Explainer “Towards Children’s Well-Being in the EU”, providing arguments and concrete solutions at EU, national, local and individual levels to fight this issue. The current level of child poverty in Europe is intolerable and the governments must rapidly take decision to contain this social disaster, this roundtable is highly welcome.
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