Last Tuesday, Eurodiaconia hosted and co-chaired the Alliance on Investing in Children meeting to discuss the effective implementation of the Recommendation on Investing in Children, issued in 2013 by the European Commission.

The agenda focused on the next EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework priorities, and aimed at reflecting on the next financial instruments, and how they can help the implementation of the Recommendation. Other topics were discussed during the meeting, including the opportunity to advocate towards member states for a wider implementation of the recommendation, including the European Pillar of Social Rights, which will be proclaimed in Gothenburg the 17 of November.

The meeting saw the participation of numerous EU Commission officers working for different Directorates, and involved in monitoring at different level the European Social Fund and other financing tools linked to children wellbeing policies.

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children brings together over 20 European networks sharing a commitment to end child poverty and to promote child well-being across Europe.

To know more about investing in children, check the EU Commission Recommendation.