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EFSC is supported by the European Commission - DG Justice Daphne III Programme

 
EFSC is supported by "Fondo Nazionale Del Settore Del Credito Per Progetti Di Solidarietà-Onlus"
 
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 EFSC TO HOLD CHARITY CONCERT FOR STREET CHILDREN IN TRIER (GERMANY) ON 20.12.2013

'Trier Rock and Folk Night for Street Children'

 

 

Charity Concert with the participation of four well known rock and folk groups from the Trier region: The Rustlers, Bluesaorsch, Uwe Heil & Band,

Project 54 to the benefit of EFSC`s projects and work in favour of most vulnerable children on 20.12.2013 at the TUFA in Trier.

 

With the patronage of the Ministerpräsident des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz, Malu Dreyer.

 

To purchase tickets, please visit  www.ticket-regional.de/vvk or call +49(0) 651/9790777

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





DIRECTOR OF EU AGENCY FOR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS (FRA) MEETS WITH LUXEMBOURGIAN CIVIL SOCIETY AT THE EFSC, 24.6.2013

 

On the 24th of June EFSC hosted a meeting with FRA director, Mr. Morten Kjaerum, and the representatives of key civil society organizations in Luxembourg. The visit was part of the Agency’s wider aim to strengthen the relations with the most important external partners and stakeholders in each EU Member state, the civil society being one of the crucial ones.

 

The main purpose of the FRA visit was for Mr. Kjaerum to present the activities of the Agency and to meet with the representatives of the Luxembourgian NGO’s in order to understand the key issues of concern regarding their work and gain valuable insights on different topics in the fundamental rights area. Eight Luxembourg-based NGO’s attended the event, amongst others Amnesty International Luxembourg and ECPAT Luxembourg, with each of them emphasizing their specific perspective and field of work, ranging from Roma and LGBTI questions to child rights advocacy and disability issues. Mr. Kjaerum also took the opportunity to present the Agency’s recent research projects, especially their committed work on child friendly justice, hate crime, LGBTI community, disability and gender-based violence. He underlined in particular the need to establish an updated data collection system across the EU, which would allow for cross-national data comparison and would lead to more reliable conclusions about the level and status of fundamental rights implementation in the EU Member states in general, and in particular regarding child rights. He also stressed that currently one of the FRA’s top priorities is preparing the hate crime report – its first part will be published in November 2013.

 

At the occasion, EFSC director Reinhold Müller provided some valid points in relation to fundamental rights, which are highly important for EFSC’s advocacy work on street children and other groups of most vulnerable children. In this context, he expressed his expectations towards the Agency, paying particular attention to the following areas: the urgent need for the NGO sector that the European institutions provide for concrete conclusions regarding the new 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, in particular the successor versions of Daphne and Fundamental Rights & Citizenship programmes; a more rapid implementation of  the key requirements on the EU Agenda on the Rights of the Child (2011), both by the Member states and the Commission; the need for more coherent and standardized data collection systems on EU level regarding the situation of children, in particular  the most vulnerable amongst them and the different areas of violation of their fundamental rights as a prerequisite for evidence based child rights policy design, as well as the need of a specific EU action programme focusing on children on the move.

 

Morton Kjaerum thanked all the participants for their attendance and in particular EFSC for hosting the event. Both sides agreed on the importance of such meetings in the future.

 


 

EFSC supports Eurochips Campaign 'Not my crime, still my sentence'

 What they want to achieve

 

Children separated from an imprisoned parent have a right to well-being and family contact, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Studies show that regular quality contact with an imprisoned parent helps promote resilience in most children.

Yet national policies across Europe are lagging in terms of ensuring this quality contact, despite the significant number of children involved—nearly 1 million affected by parental incarceration on a given day each year.

Progress needs to be achieved to protect these vulnerable children in law and national policies. Yet policies can only be effective if they are grounded in good practice.

By enlisting the support of Jean Lambert, MEP via an international petition, Eurochips aims to promote both the rights to family contact and well-being of these children; and national policies grounded in good practice that help meet their needs.

These include more flexible visits hours for children visiting a parent in prison, so they don’t interfere with school hours; and promoting welcoming, comfortable visits environments in prisons. Regular telephone contact should be encouraged, as should child impact statements during sentencing, to ensure that a parent is sent to a prison near the child’s home.

These and other good practice initiatives should be promoted throughout Europe.

Awareness on the rights and needs of these children must be spread further.

Please help us help them.

Sign the Petition.

 

 http://www.notmycrimestillmysentence.org/?p=1

 

 

EFSC supports CSC's International Day for Street Children Campaign

 

12th of April - The Day

The International Day for Street Children is celebrated every year on April 12th. The day provides a platform for the millions of street children around the world - and their champions - to speak out so that their rights cannot be ignored.

2013 sees the launch of a petition to ‘Demand a Day’ and call for UN recognition. Find out more about what is happening this year! Find out more about what happened in previous years .

The day is celebrated by street children, NGOs, celebrities, policy makers, businesses and individuals around the world and over the last two years word has spread and support for the day has grown.

High profile supporters include Steven Gerrard, Danny Boyle, John Major and Bianca Jagger.

The International Day for Street Children was launched in 2011 by the Consortium for Street Children (CSC), the leading international network dedicated to realising the rights of street children worldwide. However the day is not owned by any one organisation and ultimately the aim is that the United Nations adopt and recognise it as a UN day.

The International Day for Street Children is supported by Aviva, the world's 6th largest insurance group, HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations and Tesco, one of the world's leading retailers.

 To read the UN OHCHR report, please visit  www.streetchildrenresources.org/resources/protection-and-promotion-of-the-rights-of-children-working-andor-living-on-the-streets/

 

 Source: http://www.streetchildrenday.org/the-day/

 

 

 20.02.2013

The European Commission adopts recommendation on the issue of 'Investing in Children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage'

To read the recommendation click here

EFSC HELDS FINAL CONFERENCE OF ITS TWO-YEAR DAPHNE III ACTION GRANT PROJECT, ESCAPE

11 December 2012 - Brussels

 

  

  To donwload the Practitioner'sTraining Guide - click here

 
 

 EFSC TO SUPPORT WORTLDVISION'S 'CHILD HEALTH NOW' CAMPAIGN

13th -20th of November 2012

Every year over 6.9 million children under the age of 5 die due to causes that could be easily prevented or treated such as pneumonia , neonatal causes, malnutrition and diarrohea. The progress being made is not going fast enough and it is crucial that all civil society actors join forces to claim a desire  for change and that this is made visible to the world leaders.

 

Therefore, on behalf of World Vision, EFSC calls for people across the gloe to take one simple action: raise their hands so that all children can survive 5!

 

 

For more information visit www.childhealthnow.org or contact alexandra_newlands@wvi.org

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL AND INFORMATION

  • Summary Report of the event -Pledges to the EU Commission, EU Member States and National and Local Authorities

 

 

 

 

The European Federation for Street Children (EFSC) is a Luxembourg-based association committed on a non-profit basis to the improvement of the rights and situations of children at risk and particularly street children. As a European network, it acts as a platform for lobbying and advocacy towards the European Union, it provides non-governmental organisations committed to this cause with information and advice concerning all children and youth-related policies and assistance programmes of the EU and facilitates the exchange of best practice between them. 

 

 


Advocacy & Policy
 
   
In this section you will find information about EFSC’s advocacy and lobbying actions and projects in Europe as well as on the legislative and policy developments in particular on the EU and national levels that contribute to improving the living conditions of street children. It also provides information on the UN context and international developments.


Children in PROGRESS
 
   
This section focuses on EFSC’s activities implementing the “European Networking for the Social Inclusion of Street Children” 3-year framework partnership agreement that EFSC has signed with the European Commission under the PROGRESS Programme.


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In this section, you will find news on the most crucial latest developments, activities and projects of EFSC`s work as a network and in particular from its member organisations.


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