On 7 September 2015 11 Members of the European Parliament have launched an initiative at the European Parliament to collect signatures to support a Written Declaration on investing in children (number 0042/2015). The Written Declaration calls upon the European Commission to introduce specific indicators on children at risk of poverty; it also urges EU Member States to use EU funding to implement the Commission Recommendation ‘Investing in Children: Breaking the cycle of disadvantage’. The EU Alliance for Investing in Children is urging European parliamentarians to show their support to ending the cycle of disadvantage by signing the Written Declaration.

Read the full written declaration here

How does the written declaration work?

The written declaration on investing in children requires the signatures of over half of all MEPs from 7 September – 7 December 2015 to be published in the minutes of the European Parliament and forwarded to relevant EU institutions.

The written declaration on investing in children is supported by the following 11 MEPs:

Antonio Lopez-Isturiz White, Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, Caterina Chinnici, Jean Lambert, Julie Ward, Gabriele Zimmer, Mairead Mcguinness, Jana Zitnanska, Filiz Hyusmenova, Vilija Blinkeviciute, Nathalie Griesbeck.

Are you an MEP and want to sign the declaration?

You can download the e-mail signature form here.

Why Investing In Children needs support of the European Parliament?

Read here the position paper accompanying the Written Declaration

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