Crisis Update 2012: How the economic and financial crisis is affecting children & young people in Europe

The stark evidence set out in this report shows that the circumstances of children and families across Europe have seriously deteriorated compared with Eurochild’s previous analysis of the situation in 2011.

Despite greater recognition of children as independent rights holders in recent political statements of the European Union, the downward trend, jeopardising the respect of children’s human rights is evident in all three pillar areas of the forthcoming European Commission ‘Recommendation on Child Poverty and Child Well-being’: access to adequate resources; access to quality services; and children’s participation.

This report was written by Sandy Ruxton, Honorary Research Fellow, European Children's Rights Unit, University of Liverpool, on the basis of active contributions from Eurochild member organisations. The additional information for the report was collected by Eurochild’s own Nicoleta Popstoeva. Eurochild secretariat put the finishing touches on the publication.

Read Eurochild's report in this link.