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EASPD endorses NGO’s joint statement asking for investment in tackling child poverty

More than 20 organisations within the EU Alliance for Investing in Children, including EASPD, and the Child Rights Action Group (CRAG) have signed the joint statement “The post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework must invest in children and aim to end child poverty”.

The petition urges the EU institutions and its Member States to invest in children and develop a future Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) that works to end child poverty and promotes the social inclusion of all children in Europe.

25 million children are estimated to be living in or at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Europe. Ending child poverty and social exclusion in Europe should be a clear and visible priority in EU policies like the next Multiannual Financial Framework. The joint statement proposes several recommendations to make the MFF an instrument to tackle child poverty.

Read the full joint statement here