Eurochild is a network of organisations and individuals working in and across Europe to promote the rights and well-being of children and young people4.
Our vision is of a society where children and young people grow up happy, healthy and confident and respected as individuals in their own right.
Our mission is to promote the rights and well-being of children in policy and practice through advocacy, membership exchange and research.
Our work is underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). An international human rights treaty that grants all children and young people a comprehensive set of rights.
The network is co-funded by the European Union’s programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). A financing instrument at EU level which promotes, amongst others, combating social exclusion & poverty.
Eurochild has 165 members, of which 123 are full members, 39 associate members and 3 honorary members in 33 countries. 21 national networks of children’s rights organisations have been appointed as National Partner Networks and 3 organisations are candidate members.
Projects and campaigns are very important instruments of Eurochild's work. We take part or lead in:
EU ALLIANCE FOR INVESTING IN CHILDREN: brings together 24 European networks sharing a commitment to end child poverty and to promote child well-being across Europe. It pushes for full implementation of the European Commission Recommendation “Investing in Children – Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage”.
CHILD RIGHTS MANIFESTO: the Manifesto was written by a coalition of 14 International and European child rights organisations. Nearly 100 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) signed and committed during the European Elections campaign 2014. We now call upon the remaining MEPs to also become "Child Rights Champions".
OPENING DOORS FOR EUROPE'S CHILDREN: a campaign which operates at EU level and in 12 countries across Europe, calling on the EU and national governments to prioritise the transition from institutional to family-based care.
CHILDONOMICS is a research project aimed at developing a tool to determine the long-term social and economic return of investing in children.
RATIFY OP3: Children’s rights organisations around the world created this International Coalition to campaign for ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedur.