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Education - A gateway to well-being for all children

Save the date and register for Eurochild’s upcoming webinar on how the school community can strengthen well-being for all children.

Join us on 18 November (14.30-16.00 CET) 2021 to celebrate this year’s World Children’s Day and the 32nd anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) by the UN General Assembly. This year, we mark this important milestone with a critical discussion on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted children’s rights to education and their right to be informed about their rights (Article 28 & 42 of the UNCRC respectively).

This discussion will consider the impact on children in vulnerable situations, such as children living in poverty, children from the Roma community, children in alternative care, children with disabilities, children with a migration background, and children living in precarious family situations.

Together with our partners in the Including Children Affected by Migration (ICAM) Programme, Eurochild will bring together European policy and political decision-makers, and share innovative education practices that examine how to overcome the devastating impact of COVID-19 on children’s rights to education and fair access to learning.

Professional perspectives from four countries – Italy, Romania, Spain and the UK – will be featured. Invited speakers also include MEP Laurence Farreng (France - the Renew Group); MEP Frances Fitzgerald (Ireland – the European People’s Party); and MEP Victor Negrescu (Romania – the Socialists & Democrats).

With the EU prioritising ‘school success’ and catalysing investment in early childhood education and school (through the Child Guarantee and the European Education Area), this webinar will be a timely discussion to shine a spotlight on innovative solutions that can help children in the most vulnerable situations and put a brake on the education inequalities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the concept note  and contact Ciaran O’Donnell for more information.