To achieve child poverty reduction and to advocate for the effective implementation of the Recommendation “Investing in Children” in EU Member States, the Alliance has initiated two national pilots in Spain & the United Kingdom.

It is envisaged that more National Alliances are supported in the future.

National activities include:

  • To advocate nationally for investment in children by using the leverage of EU funds and policies (Europe 2020, European Semester, Structural Funds)
  • To organise high level events with national politicians and policy-makers
  • To carry out consultations and participatory activities with children and young people

To build capacity of, and cooperation among, civil society organisations campaigning against child poverty.

National Alliance Spain

La Alianza para Invertir en la Infancia España agrupa redes y organizaciones que representan a organizaciones no gubernamentales, proveedores de servicios e individuos que trabajan con niños, niñas y con sus familias. La Alianza trabaja conjuntamente con el fin de compartir conocimientos y experiencias, coordinar acciones y proporcionar apoyo experto relacionado con la política, la legislación y la financiación de la UE en la lucha contra la pobreza y la exclusión social infantil.

El objetivo de la Alianza es apoyar la aplicación efectiva de la Recomendación Invertir en la infancia de la Comisión Europea, facilitando la cooperación de las partes interesadas a nivel nacional y subnacional, y apoyando actividades eficaces de conocimiento, promoción y comunicación.

The Alliance for Investing in Children Spain gathers networks and organisations representing non-governmental organisations, service providers and individuals working with children and their families. The Alliance works together to share knowledge and experiences, coordinate activities and provide expert support on EU policy, legislation and funding on tackling child poverty and social exclusion.

The aim of the Alliance is to support effective implementation of the European Commission Recommendation Investing in Children by facilitating stakeholder cooperation at national and subnational level and supporting effective knowledge exchange, advocacy and communication activities.

Contact: Gabriel González-Bueno Uribe, coordinator: ggonzalez@unicef.es

National Alliance UK

The Alliance for Investing in Children (UK) is a new project led by Children in Wales working in partnership with Children in Scotland, Children England and Children in Northern Ireland All these platforms have multi-sectorial membership.

Coordinator:

Children in Wales is the national umbrella body for organisations and individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Wales. More about their membership.

Partners:

Children in England is the leading membership organisation and collective voice for the children, young people and families voluntary sector. More about their membership.

Children in Northern Ireland is the regional umbrella organisation for the children’s sector in Northern Ireland. CiNI represents the interests of the children’s sector and provides support services to member organisations in their work with children and young people. More about their membership.

Children in Scotland is the national agency for voluntary, statutory and professional organisations and individuals working with children and their families in Scotland. Children in Scotland exists to identify and promote the interests of children and their families. It does this with, through and for its members. More about their membership.

Download the flyer of the UK Alliance here.