logo-eucommMembers of the European Network of Independent Experts on Social Inclusion were asked to prepare country reports which could assist the Commission and Member States in the implementation of the Recommendation on ‘Investing in Children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage’ and inform its monitoring, in particular in the context of the European Semester and the cooperation in the social area between EU countries and the European Commission.

A Synthesis Report has been produced by the Network Core Team on the basis of the independent experts’ reports covering the 28 EU Member States. It brings together  the main findings of the country analyses and draws on these and the Core Team’s overall assessment to put forward a series of concrete suggestions for advancing the implementation of the Recommendation at both national and EU levels.

Eurodiaconia wrote a briefing on the Recommendation when it was published in 2013 and would encourage members to follow how it is being implemented nationally. In 2015 we will carry out our own assessment of its implementation.