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Towards children’s well-being in Europe: Explainer on child poverty in the EU, 18/04/13 [W/E/NI/S]

Children in Wales, as part of a Task Force through a Eurochild and European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) partnership, have contributed to the development of an Explainer on child poverty in the EU.

Launched at an event in Dublin on April 10-11th, the Explainer aims to raise public awareness of child poverty in Europe and on the devastating effects it has on lives of children and families as well as on society as a whole.

The Explainer challenges the myths around child poverty, provides arguments and concrete solutions at EU, national, local and individual levels to help stakeholders mobilize around the implementation of the European Commission Recommendation on Child Poverty. It highlights effective solutions that can help to fight child poverty and promote the well-being of all children and families, particularly in times of austerity and public spending cuts.

Children in Wales believes the Explainer will act as a valuable recourse for stakeholders here in Wales and help communicate that despite the challenging economic environment, more can and should be done to tackle child poverty and enhance children’s well-being.