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Babies [What Europe does for you]

Your baby is special. The European Union helps babies’ parents and guardians through measures aimed at children in general that always take the babies’ best interests as a primary consideration. Continue reading

Pre-school children [What Europe does for you]

Our children’s early years matter a great deal for their well-being and personal development and later for their success in education and employment. Continue reading

Fighting child labour: an EU external action priority

As the world celebrates the Universal Children’s Day on 20 November, it is important to remember that many children are still victims of grave abuses. One of these is child labour. Continue reading

Migrant children [What Europe does for you]

Children are particularly vulnerable during migration, and need careful protection against the dangers of people trafficking and abuse. The number of children arriving from third countries in the EU has increased significantly, particularly since the migratory crisis in 2015. Continue reading

Children participating in decision making about their lives [What Europe does for you]

You might remember how important it was when you were a child that your voice was heard in the world of grown-ups. Continue reading

Fathers [What Europe does for you]

When fathers take leave to look after their children, the whole family benefits. Research shows there is a link between the amount of days’ leave fathers take and their satisfaction with their relationship with their child. Continue reading

Non-smokers [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for non-smokers. Continue reading

Young television viewers [What Europe does for you]

Do your children spend less time in school than in front of a TV set? You are not alone. Worryingly, by the age of 18, the average young European will have spent a full four years in front of a screen. Continue reading

Children going online [What Europe does for you]

Most children love using the internet, and do so on a regular basis, accessing it from an increasing amount of places and devices, not always under the supervision of an adult. Continue reading

A Europe for mobile and international families

Cross-border aspects of family and succession law form part of EU judicial cooperation in civil matters (Article 81, Treaty on the Functioning of the EU – TFEU). Continue reading

Vulnerability of unaccompanied and separated child migrants

Written by Joanna Apap, The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has estimated that in 2015, there were globally no fewer than 100 000 unaccompanied migrant and refugee children. Europol has stated that at least 10 000 unaccompanied child refugees have gone missing after arriving in Europe. There are various reasons why a child may be … Continue reading

Universal Children’s Day 2016

As we mark the UN’s Universal Children’s Day this year, how are children in Europe faring in some of the key areas covered in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and what is the European Union doing to protect their rights and ensure their wellbeing? How do children themselves see their lives and … Continue reading

Saving the lives of critically ill children

Written by Gianluca Quaglio with Sarah McCormack, Approximately one in seventy children face critical illness or injury each year in Europe. While there has been substantial improvement in the survival rates of critically ill children in EU Member States over the past three decades, more can be done. Opening a workshop on ‘Improving Outcomes for … Continue reading

Improving the outcomes for critically ill children

Workshop hashtag: #PaediatricSTOA Webstreaming: http://eptwitter.eu/PaediatricSTOA Registrations: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/stoa/cms/home/workshops/pediatric Written by Gianluca Quaglio and Sarah McCormack, Major progress has been made in the care of critically ill children since paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) were implemented in the 1960s in Europe. Despite this progress, mortality and morbidity rates in PICU have not significantly improved in the last … Continue reading

Promoting children’s health and safety [May II plenary session]

Written by Tessa Tumbrägel On Wednesday 27 May MEPs will meet for a mini-plenary session in Brussels. They will have a brief, but full agenda, beginning with a formal address by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon early in the afternoon. Parliament will then debate preparations for the 7-8 June G7 summit in Germany, which will again take … Continue reading

Ensuring Europe’s parents can rely on the safety of toys

Written by Jana Valant As consumers embark on the annual Christmas shopping spree they should be aware of the potential health or safety hazards for children that may be concealed in dangerous toys on the market. Toy safety is vital for consumers’ trust in the European Union’s toy industry – which currently generates about €5.8 billion per year. To … Continue reading

Maternity and paternity leave in the EU

Written by Ulla Jurviste, Martina Prpic and Giulio Sabbati, Updated in March 2019 In 2019, the EU institutions are set to approve new work-life balance legislation, which will introduce minimum standards for paid paternity leave across the EU. The maternity rights set out in the 1992 Pregnant Workers Directive will be maintained. This directive sets … Continue reading

Undocumented migrant children in the EU

Written by Marc Lilienkamp In its 2006 communication COM (2006) 0367, “Towards an EU strategy on the rights of the child”, relating to the rights of children “as immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees” , the Commission voiced its commitment to closing the gap between national or community migration laws and the children’s rights that the … Continue reading

Child under-nutrition in developing countries

Written by Jacques Lecarte 6 language versions available in PDF format Unterernährung von Kindern in Entwicklungsländern Desnutrición infantil en los países en desarrollo Sous-alimentation infantile dans les pays en développement La denutrizione infantile nei paesi in via di sviluppo Niedożywienie dzieci w krajach rozwijających się Child under-nutrition in developing countries With 3.1 million child deaths … Continue reading

UN Convention on Children’s Rights: 25 years on

Written by Naja Bentzen 6 language versions available in PDF format 25 Jahre Übereinkommen der Vereinten Nationen über die Rechte des Kindes Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos del Niño: 25 aniversario Convention des Nations unies relatives aux droits de l’enfant: 25 ans plus tard Convenzione delle Nazioni Unite sui diritti dell’infanzia: a 25 … Continue reading

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