First Years First Priority is a Europe-wide campaign set up to advocate for prioritization of early childhood development in public policies, with a particular focus on families and children who are at greater risk of discrimination and exclusion. This briefing provides a description of the policy context in which the 'First Year, First Priority' campaign is launched. It aims to explain:
- Why is the 'First Years, First Priority' campaign needed?
- What problems does the campaign seek to address and what solutions is it advocating for?
- How does the campaign achieve change and what are the policy and funding levers at EU level that will be used to support that change?