Eurochild’s Annual Conference 2014 (26-28 November, Bucharest, Romania) will address important questions around public spending choices.
It will reflect on implementation of the 2013 European Commission Recommendation ‘Investing in Children: Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage’ and the broader Social Investment Package. It will look at how EU structural and investment funds can be better deployed in the next programming period to stimulate reforms and develop innovative practice.
The event is also set within the context of States obligations to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which celebrates 25 years in 2014. According to Article 4, all States Parties ‘shall undertake measures [to implement the UNCRC] to the maximum extent of their available resources’. The UNCRC Committee has agreed to develop a General Comment on ‘Public Spending to Realize Children’s Rights’ to which this conference can provide valuable input.
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