MappingThis working document presents the results of a mapping exercise carried out in February 2014 to understand the specific expertise of Alliance members related to child poverty and well-being. 17 organisations completed the survey, providing a wealth of information on the work done and underway to reduce child poverty and promote child well-being across Europe.

The mapping shows the wealth of knowledge and expertise available within the EU Alliance across all three pillars of the Investing in Children Recommendation.

Many networks are working in the area of Pillar 2, ‘Access to affordable quality services’. Health, housing and living environments are particular priorities of many Alliance members.

Many organisations focus their work on the most disadvantaged children: e.g. migrant children, Roma, children with disabilities, children in alternative care.

The mapping also highlights the expertise and knowledge available in horizontal areas: advocacy, building of strategic alliances, contributing to and shaping key EU processes such as the National Reform Programmes, Country Specific Recommendations, the European Semester framework, peer reviews and public events.
The link between thematic work and broader EU processes e.g. in the framework of the EU2020 priorities and targets is recognised as very important, and use of EU Structural Funds for social inclusion and the implementation of the Investing in Children Recommendation are key opportunity to pursue.

This mapping will inform future action of the EU Alliance and will be updated regularly with new outputs of Alliance members and if/when new members join. Thanks goes to Miriana Giraldi Alliance Coordinator (January – March 2014) for preparing this first version of the mapping.

→ EU Alliance IiC_Mapping of Activities and Priorities (published on 5 May 2014, updated 21 May)