Deep Dive into the European Child Guarantee – Germany

This in-depth analysis provides information for the European Child Guarantee National Action Plan in Germany

Children at a play hub


The European Commission has partnered with the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (UNICEF ECARO) to test how the European Child Guarantee could work in practice and provide recommendations for its successful design and implementation. As part of this engagement, UNICEF ECARO has been working since July 2020 with national and local governments from seven EU Member States (Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, and Spain) and key national and local stakeholders in these countries. Part of this support has included the development of 'policy deep dive' country studies.

The deep dives are designed to provide the information and evidence base that governments need to develop evidence-based European Child Guarantee National Action Plans. Deep dives analyze policies, services, budgets, and mechanisms addressing barriers to access for children’s services and unmet needs in the key areas of the European Child Guarantee: early childhood education and care, education, health, nutrition, and housing. 

This report represents a deep dive into interventions in Germany addressing child poverty and social exclusion in response to the objectives of the European Child Guarantee. This report describes policies, programmes and mechanisms to ensure the access of children in need, and thus gives an overview of existing policies and legislation. The report also includes a compilation of evidence-based practices proven to be effective in ensuring the access of children in need to relevant services.

An Annex with a complete list of policy initiatives can be found here.

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