Thursday, 18 October 2012

Investment in good childcare and parenting support services required to offset rising child poverty and social exclusion in EU

Eurofound (the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions) press release 18 October 2012

The social consequences of austerity measures across Europe have had a proportionally more negative impact on the most vulnerable groups in society, resulting in growing forms of child poverty and social exclusion. The Cyprus EU Presidency is addressing these issues at the conference on ‘Investing in Children: Preventing and Tackling Child Poverty and Social Exclusion, Promoting Children’s Well-Being’ in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 18-19 October 2012. It argues that more investment in children is needed and remains feasible as long as it is recognized as a priority and mainstreamed into all policy areas.

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NOTE: This link is not to the original press release which does not seem to be working but to a news agency site which does have most of the information of the original as far as I can tell.

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