social protection

Voluntary National Reviews for the Sustainable Development Goals: Are Countries Commited To Ending Child Poverty by 2030?

The 2030 Agenda asks member states to conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub-national levels, and these should be country-led and country-driven. These Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) have been presented annually at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum, enabling countries to report their progress on the SDGs as well as share information with other countries.

Disputes concerning the impact of the latest Law on Financial Support for Families with Children in Serbia

The amendments to the law on maternity leave payments (the Law on Financial Support for Families with Children), which came into force in July 2018, proved unfavourable for some categories of new mothers, who were entitled only to a monthly payment of €9. This outcome stirred an ongoing debate, which resulted in street protests in September 2018 and requests for revision of the present formula used to calculate maternity leave payments.

European Platform for Investing in Children publishes policy memo on education for unaccompanied migrant children in Europe

The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) has published a policy memo on approaches to education for unaccompanied migrant children in Europe. This memo is the third in a series of short policy memos aimed at policymakers, researchers and practitioners and focusing on topics relevant to child welfare.

Social Agenda 51 – Fair mobility and social fairness

The April issue of the Social Agenda magazine focuses on the notion of fairness: fair cross-border mobility, with the creation of a European Labour Authority; and social fairness with a Recommendation on access to social protection for the almost 40% of people employed in the EU who are either in an “atypical” employment situation or self-employed.

8 Ways to make the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework a vehicle for protection and integration of children in migration

Across the world, there are an estimated 31 million children living outside their country of birth, and there are an estimated 5.4 million child migrants in Europe. The EU has a responsibility to ensure that EU funding streams reach children in migration, seek to equally protect them and fulfil their best interests, regardless of their migration and/or citizenship status or where they are growing up.

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