Denmark's Child Guarantee National Action Plan - An overview
2021 was a turning point in the fight against child poverty, with the launch of two landmark initiatives, the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and the European Child Guarantee.
As EU Member States submit their Child Guarantee National Action Plans, Eurochild will share highlights from each plan that members, children's rights advocates and influencers can use in their own work to ensure children's rights remain high on the political agendas across Europe.
The Danish government submitted Denmark's Child Guarantee National Action Plan (NAP) on 5 May.
The Danish Child Guarantee National Action Plan focuses on:
- ECEC: Ensuring sufficient education in day-care centres and special education services.
- Education: Improving early detection of learning disadvantages; more options to extend courses or delay the start in school. More measures are planned upon publication of a study on inclusion and special education
- Nutrition: Introducing an allowance scheme for meals in schools.
- Housing: Ensuring the sustainability of social housing
- Culture: Promoting cultural experiences (theatres, music, art) for children and young people;
- Ukraine measures: setting up capacities in day-care and primary education for children from Ukraine; simplifying allowances for Ukrainian families.
Eurochild and its members will continue to call on Member States to release their plans and to work on ensuring the Child Guarantee National Action Plans helps end child poverty.
This overview presents highlights extracted from the National Action Plan (NAP) from Denmark published on 05/05/2022. It is not exhaustive nor does it evaluate the NAP and uses the same terms as those in the NAP. It is intended to summarise key elements & to signpost stakeholders to other relevant analyses.