30 March 2023

Technical Support Instrument

As the UN custodian of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF has accumulated 75 years of engagement with member states on efforts to progressively realize the full rights of every child. UNICEF’s core asset is its global expertise and network, in development and high-income countries, and experience specifically on providing…, DG REFORM and the Technical Support Instrument , The Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) helps EU countries to design and implement reforms as part of their efforts to support job creation and sustainable growth.  The Technical Support Instrument, managed by DG REFORM is the key tool for supporting Member States in designing and implementing growth-enhancing and…, TSI Projects, Austria, Improving staff working conditions for better quality in early childhood education and care in Austria, Early childhood offers a critical window of opportunity to shape the trajectory of a child’s holistic development and build a foundation for their future. The European Pillar of Social Rights states that all children have the right to affordable Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) of good quality. It is in the earliest years of a child’s…, Cyprus, Supporting the Expansion and Strategic Development of Early Childhood Education and Care in Cyprus, Early childhood offers a critical window of opportunity to shape the trajectory of a child’s holistic development and build a foundation for their future. The European Pillar of Social Rights states that all children have the right to affordable Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) of good quality. It is in the earliest years of a child’s…, Czech Republic, Developing a Comprehensive Framework for the Monitoring and Evaluation of Early Childhood Education and Care in the Czech Republic, Background Early childhood offers a critical window of opportunity to shape the trajectory of a child’s holistic development and build a foundation for their future. The European Pillar of Social Rights states that all children have the right to affordable and quality early childhood education and care (ECEC). It is in the earliest years of a…, Greece, Implementation of the European Child Guarantee, The project aims to support the Greek Ministry of Social Cohesion and Family as well as the national Center for Social Solidarity (EKKA), appointed as National Coordinator for the Child Guarantee, to implement the National Action Plan on the European Child Guarantee more effectively, with a view to establishing a sustainable system for monitoring…, Luxembourg, Strengthening Monitoring & Evaluation of Children’s Rights and Establishing a Sustainable Stakeholder Consultation Mechanism in Luxembourg, Over the last years, Luxembourg has made significant progress in the area of child rights, child poverty and social exclusion and recently adopted two cornerstone policy documents. First, in May 2022, Luxembourg adopted its first National Strategy and Action Plan on the Rights of the Child 2022-2026) in response to the recommendation by the…, Romania, Enhancing the equity of education through preventing and combating school segregation, The Ministry of Education has adopted in December 2016 the Order of the Minister of Education No. 6134 of 21st of December 2016 on Prohibiting School Segregation in Pre-university Education School Units. Thus, the legal framework on school desegregation was revised and expanded to include 5 criteria of school segregation: 1) ethnicity, 2)…, Slovakia, Inclusion of children with disabilities in the context of deinstitutionalisation of substitute care in Slovak Republic, The Slovak Republic Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family  has initiated a technical support project with UNICEF and the European Commission to strengthen its care capacities and establish standards to create an environment that enables children with disabilities to realize their full potential and enjoy  their rights.  The general…