Eurochild, in partnership with its national members hosted a webinar series to bring a children’s rights perspective to Europe’s recovery. The series was organised to coincide with 20th November World Children’s Day which marks the 31st anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Questions addressed: What is an ‘economy of well-being’ & why & how does it prioritise children? Why is tackling child poverty a pre-requisite to sustainably exit the crisis? Why and how does protecting children’s rights strengthen our democracies?
The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis is changing the lives of children and young people across Europe. We are witnessing a steep rise in poverty and inequalities, which threatens to deepen existing societal divides.
Vulnerable people and communities undoubtedly paid the highest price of the pandemic in terms of health and lost livelihoods. While children weren’t the face of the pandemic, they have borne the brunt of its impact. Investing in children and prioritising children’s well-being is an essential ingredient of building more inclusive and resilient societies.
Webinars in the series include:
- What is an ‘economy of well-being’ & why & how does it prioritise children?
- Why is tackling child poverty a pre-requisite to sustainably exit the crisis?
- Why and how does protecting children’s rights strengthen our democracies?