About: childcare

Thyssen slams Schäuble’s proposal to cut childcare benefits for EU foreigners

Marianne Thyssen, the EU social affairs chief, slammed a draft German proposal to cut childcare benefits in half for EU foreigners and insisted she does “not believe in second class children”.

Why it is crucial to end orphanage-style care systems in Europe

Strengthening families and tackling child poverty goes hand-in-hand with ending institutional care for children, writes Jana Hainsworth.

Development Policy 02-11-2016

Ex-development minister: ‘If men were the ones giving birth, healthcare would be better equipped’

Hundreds of thousands of women die during or after childbirth, and HIV often affects young women in poorer countries. Germany’s former Development Minister, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul told EURACTIV Germany that the EU has to do more to empower women.

Ending child institutionalisation in Europe

The EU has spent hundreds of millions of euros aimed at improving the lives of children in programmes that ended up locking them up in dysfunctional state institutions, writes Georgette Mulheir.

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The worlds's failing grades on universal education
Development Policy 27-02-2014

The world’s failing grades on universal education

In 2000, the world set six education targets to be met by the end of next year. But despite advances over the past decade, "not a single goal will be achieved globally by 2015," according to a Unesco Global Monitoring Report.

Brussels calls for ‘universal’ child care

The European Commission is encouraging member states to invest more resources in making pre-school education available to all children from an early age.