Eurochild's Recommendations to the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU
Eurochild was delighted to meet on 1st September 2016 Michael Farrugia, Maltese Minister of Social Solidarity to discuss children's rights. Malta, together with Romania, showed a strong political interest in child and families policies and for this reason both countries were chosen for Childonomics case studies.
Malta has proved to be a champion in the promotion of children’s rights and well-being in Europe: the government has provided financial support to community level services, increased investment in childcare and promoted social justice and inclusive education.
Eurochild has sent its recommendations to the Maltese Permanent Representation, to its Maltese members and to colleagues from the Social Ministry. The recommendations are developed around three key points:
- Prioritise investing in children in the EU political agenda
- Strengthen social protection systems and services
- Mainstream children’s rights and foster inclusive participation
Read here the recommendations.