Lumos’ recommendations to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


This statement from Lumos outlines the organization's recommendations to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development regarding the institutionalization of children. The statement includes some background information on the harmful effects of institutionalization on children and highlights the existing "commitment to ending the institutionalisation of children inside the EU." The statement includes three recommendations from Lumos:

1. Ensure that the EBRD does not fund institutions for children

2. Include children in institutions as a target group for the EBRD’s inclusion policy

3. Support the transition from institutions to family- and community-based care