Italy - 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 Italy 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.
This year’s European Semester Country Report for Italy clearly refers to the situation of children living in poverty and social exclusion, acknowledging Italy has one of the highest rates in the EU. In this light, the country report summarises the introduction of a universal child allowance, designed to improve this situation. However, the areas covered in the country report were not representative enough of the reality on the ground.
When it comes to funding priorities, Eurochild members from Italy call on the Italian government to prioritise investments in education and care, mental health and in an integrated system to implement and monitor children's rights,