Implementation Handbook Published on How to Put Recommendation of the European Commission into Practice

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children published on 1 April 2015 its “Implementation Handbook – Putting the Investing in Children Recommendation into Practice”.

The handbook which was launched during an exchange of views with stakeholders in the European Parliament, also addresses inclusive practices for undocumented migrant children.

A case study examines the integrated services that the municipality of Barcelona provides to all resident children, regardless of residence status. Among others, the handbook also includes a case study of a legal clinic model in Italy which provided guidance and support around procedures on citizenship, passports or residence permits, as well as on the protection of property, inheritance and protection from violence.

The publication’s aim is to demonstrate how the European Commission Recommendation ‘Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage‘ can be implemented in practice. It presents 15 promising examples of existing policies and practice across Europe that put the EU policy guidance into action and explains the process and methodology for collecting those examples.

For more information on the EU Alliance for Investing in Children of which PICUM is a partner, click here.

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