Fighting child poverty: the role of EU funding

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Series Details September 2018
Publication Date September 2018
ISBN 978-92-846-3805-5
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The study focused on the role of EU funding in fighting multidimensional child poverty in EU Member States. It analysed the use of EU funding (ESF, ERDF, EAFRD and FEAD) to address the problems of children at risk of poverty and social exclusion, and in particular materially deprived children.

It revealed that although investments addressing child poverty problems are less visible in the strategic and monitoring framework of EU funds, Member States do use the available EU funding to improve the target groupā€˜s access to adequate nutrition, childcare and education services, housing and healthcare, as well as integrating service provision and promoting de-institutionalisation.

Based on the identified gaps but also good practices across the Member States, the study provides a list of recommendations on how to better address child poverty as an issue of specific concern in the post-2020 EU funding period.

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European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service: Study, September 2018: Fighting child poverty: the role of EU funding

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