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Estonia'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 Estonian Child Guarantee National Action Plan submitted on 12 April focuses on:

  • Development of parental education, training and support services.
  • Supporting children with mental health problems.
  • Cross-sectoral cooperation to improve assistance for the children in need.
  • Develop child protection systems to prevent child abuse and improve support to abused children.
  • Ensure opportunities for children in alternative care to grow up in a family instead of institutions, needs-based support for young care leavers and high quality of alternative and continued care.
  • Developing the network of educational institutions and improving access to education by target groups.

Despite the deadline on 15 March, only 11 EU Member States have released their National Action Plan at the time of publishing of this overview. 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 Estonia published on 12/04/2022. 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 and to signpost stakeholders to other relevant analyses.




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