CHILDHOOD

24 February, 2016

ACTEURS PUBLICS – ACTEURS PRIVES DE L’ACCUEIL DES JEUNES ENFANTS EN FRANCE (Frédérique Leprince)

En France, la politique familiale est une politique publique depuis longtemps. Différents acteurs nationaux et locaux, publics et privés, y contribuent, et notamment la branche famille de la sécurité sociale qui tire ses origines des caisses de compensation créées par le patronat social dès le début du XXème siècle. Au […]
28 December, 2015

COMPROMISO Y RESPONSIBILIDAD DE TODOS. EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA LEARNING WITH AND FROM EACH OTHER FOR COMPETENT EARLY CHILDHOOD SYSTEMS (Mathias Urban)

Beware of success stories? It is, at first sight, a remarkable success story: services for young children and their families have gained a prominent and permanent place on international policy agendas and are in the centre of the attention of national and global agents concerned with the ‘big’ issues like […]
28 December, 2015

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE: ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY OF SERVICES

On the issue of accessibility and quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Europe, we recommend the report Early childhood care: Accessibility and quality of services written by Daniel Molinuevo and Daphne Ahrendt and published by Eurofound last July. The main conclusion offered by the authors is that working […]
25 November, 2015

SCHOOL WITHOUT BARRIERS: EUROPE FOR AN INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

The European Agency for special educational needs and educational inclusion (www.european-agency.org) is an independent organization which acts as a platform for cooperation among the 28 member countries in the field of inclusive education and special needs. It aims to improve education policies and practices for students with disabilities and special […]
28 July, 2015

AN INTEGRATED AGENDA FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD IN ARGENTINA (Carolina Aulicino)

The Convention on the Rights of the Child established the right of all children to a full development of their potentialities. Early childhood, understood as the phase encompassing pregnancy and the earliest 4 years of children, is an especially crucial period, with a strong impact on their emotional, physical, and […]
28 July, 2015

PATERNAL LEAVE: GENDER EQUALITY ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE

The exchange of good practices on the role of men in gender equality in Europe highlights the importance of paternal leave to progress in that area. The report of a seminar on this subject – that took place in Helsinki in October 2014 – presents the context of Finland, Austria […]
28 July, 2015

INVESTING IN CHILDREN IN EUROPE

In order to support the implementation of the European Recommendation “Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage” (February 2013), since 2013 the European Social Network (ESN)maps the implementation of children’s services in 14 European countries. The ESN project ” Investing inchildren’s services, Improving Outcomes”focuses on 5 types of goals […]
28 July, 2015

THE BEST INVESTMENT (Lluís Francesc Peris Cancio)

Childhood is the most interesting segment of the population to invest in for the social policy of any country. Moreover, in 2008 the Nobel Prize for Economy Heckman proved that the earliest years of life generate the greatest return as concerns the growth of the human assets of a nation. […]
28 July, 2015

CHILDCARE AND GENDER (Maria Nieves Rico)

Care is a series of activities, goods and relations aimed to people’s everyday welfare and that operates at various levels, including material, economic, moral and emotional. It is ranging from the provision of goods essential to life, such as food, shelter, cleanliness, health and assistance, to the support and the […]