CARE

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 […]
25 November, 2015

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE EU

The European Commission and the High Level Group on Disability published in July 2015 the 7th report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The first chapter of the report synthesizes the information relating to the state of play on signature, ratification, reporting […]
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 […]
28 July, 2015

QUALITY OF EARLY CHILD EDUCATION AND CARE IN LATIN AMERICA. EQUALITY FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW (Flavia Marco Navarro)

In Latin America there is a growing consensus about the importance of child education and care, both for the exercise of children rights today and for its effects in the future. There are also some awareness among social and political actors on the need to increase the coverage of institutionalized […]
24 July, 2015

KEY DATA ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE: EURYDICE REPORT 2014 (Mihaela Ionescu)

The Eurydice network is a European network that supports and facilitates European cooperation in the field of lifelong learning by providing information on education systems and policies in 37 countries and by producing studies on issues common to European education systems. It consists of: 41 national units based in 37 […]