We have a strategic partnership with DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, within the framework of the EaSI programme. Thanks to this support we are able to:
- Bring the concerns of members and of children and young people themselves into the EU level policy debate;
- Support our members advocacy at national and regional level, through information sharing and capacity building;
- Strengthen the network by broadening the membership and improving working methods to ensure members participation and ownership of our activities.
Since November 2015 Eurochild has a core grant with the OAK Foundation to support organizational strengthening and to help deliver our advocacy goals. This grant co-funds our work programme with the European Commission in relation to developing national partner networks and coordinating EU and national advocacy. An additional grant agreement with the Oak Foundation supports the project on measuring long term social and economic value of investing in children – Childonomics.
We paved the way for a strategic partnership with Hope and Homes for Children in 2013 to develop and implement a pan-European campaign to support deinstitutionalisation called ‘Opening Doors for Europe's Children’. This campaign entered its second phase with a number of new partners in Spring 2016.