THE CHILD GUARANTEE: BREAKING THE CYCLE OF DISADVANTAGE
Programmatic update April 2023
The partnership between the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) and the European Commission to pilot the European Child Guarantee (ECG) as part of the Phase III of the preparatory action of the ECG across in seven Member States (Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, and Spain) is coming to an end on the 28th of April 2023. We are pleased to share with you through this Programmatic Update the most important highlights of the progress to date. Closing Event of Phase III: Leading the Way for Europe’s Children The end of the Phase III of the Preparatory Action for a European Child Guarantee will be marked with a high-level closing event taking place in Sofia-Bulgaria, on 20 April 2023. The event aims to take stock of progress achieved in testing ECG and pave the way for effective implementation of ECG in European Union and beyond. It will provide a unique opportunity for member states to celebrate achievements and share lessons learned and insights from the pilots and thus inspiring member states for an EU wide implementation of the ECG.
Programmatic Update April 2023
Based on the experience of Phase III, the event will aim to showcase how integrated, coordinated policies and practices developed as part of the ECG can reach to the most disadvantaged children and ensure their effective and free access to essential services. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss how the Child Guarantee serves as a vehicle for implementing the recommendations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Visit the dedicated webpage to follow the event online and for more information: Leading the Way for Europe’s Children | UNICEF Europe and Central Asia.