Roundtable on the role of the MFF 2021-2027 in fighting child poverty and social exclusion in Europe
Poverty severely impact children’s health and their ability to develop their talents and capabilities, to establish relationships, and to learn. Poverty is carried on from one generation to another and severely undermines social cohesion and participation in society. On average 26.4% of children across Europe are at risk of poverty or social exclusion.
Member States need to start by firmly reducing poverty and investing in children and families in vulnerable situations, if they want to fulfil their “commitment to work towards a social Europe” as declared in the joint Proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
The roundtable discussion will provide the opportunity for MEPs, officials from the Permanent Representations of Member States to the EU, the European Commission and partner organisations of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children to discuss how the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) can contribute to reducing child poverty in the EU.
The EU Alliance for Investing in Children has been advocating for a multidimensional, rights-based approach to tackling child poverty and promoting child well-being since 2014.
Since November 2017, the EU Alliance for Investing in Children has been calling for the MFF 2021-2027 to invest in children and prioritise child poverty reduction, and has developed a common policy statement for the ESF+ and the Common Provision Regulation.
Date and time: 6 November 2018, 10.30am – 12pm
Place: European Parliament
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