EFSC gives input to the Council of Europe`s new report on “Access to school and education for all children”
The Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (CoE) will develop a report under the direction of Mr. Gvozden Srećko FLEGO on the “Access to school and education for all children”.
On request by the Council EFSC gave input to this report through an up-dated recommendation paper with a special focus on street children`s access to school and education. This position paper is based on a study report developed by EFSC for the CoE in 2008 on need-oriented best practice to re-integrate street children at the municipality level in 4 EU Member States (RO, IT, F, UK).
Based on the analysis that street children have a very low school attendance while education is a crucial means of socialisation and that there is a clear lack of material resources, qualified personnel and innovative methods to assist street children and to meet their educational needs, a series of key recommendations has been developed in order to improve the situation in European countries in a sustainable way.
The recommendations are addressed to the local, regional, national and European authorities.
For more details see the position paper.
Roundtable Discussion: Championing Children’s Rights in the European Parliament Wednesday 24 September 2014
BUFFET LUNCH 12.30 – 13.30
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION 13.30 – 15.00
ROOM ASP 6 D 128 (access through the European Parliament Library ASP building, section D, 5th floor)
The new European Parliament must have the institutional capacity to stand up for the interests of children in every aspect of its work. We call on MEPs to ensure the rights of all children around the world are respected and fulfilled. All 28 EU Member States have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; the Lisbon Treaty makes the promotion of children’s rights an explicit objective of EU internal and external affairs and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights requires that the best interests of the child is a primary consideration in all EU actions.
The Child Rights Action Group, bringing together international and European organisations promoting children’s rights both in the EU and in its external action, invite you to debate how you can translate your commitment into concrete results for children.
The European Federation for Street Children (EFSC) is a non for profit organization established in 1994, with the legal status of an `Association Sans But Lucratif´ (ASBL) in Luxembourg.