Cyprus - Country Profile 2022 on children in need
Eurochild recently published a new report, (In)visible children, on the situation of children in need across Europe. Read feedback from our members from Cyprus on the European Semester, on EU funding, and on the development of the Child Guarantee National Action Plans and further analysis on child poverty and social exclusion
In our latest report, (In)visible Children - Eurochild 2022 report on children in need across Europe, together with our members we urge governments and decision-makers to support the most vulnerable children and prevent widening inequalities.
Eurochild member, Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children (PCCPWC), observes that children are portrayed only as ‘future workers’ and not as individuals bearing rights that must be recognised and upheld. In fact, the country report does not represent the needs of children and the reality on the ground. It also does not include issues of child poverty and social exclusion.
When it comes to funding priorities, Eurochild member, Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children (PCCPWC), calls on the government of Cyprus to use to prioritise investment in restructuring of social services, enhancing education and community measures aimed at students with a migrant background, and in supporting the Action Plan on Early Childhood Education and Care.