Reinforcing the Social Pillar
Pillar 17 of the European Pillar of Social Rights refers to the right of persons with disabilities to be included in all aspects of society. Therefore, inclusion of persons with disabilities must be mainstreamed and reflected through all policies, both disability specific and disability inclusive, concerning the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
Read our submission in full: Reinforcing the European Pillars of Social Rights (.docx)
EU Alliance for Investing in Children (Inclusion Europe is a member) welcomes the European Commission’s prioritisation of child poverty reduction under Principle 11 of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
The Action Plan should pay particular attention to investing in early childhood development; it is the most critical stage, influencing greatly the extent to which a child meets his or her cognitive, social, physical and emotional potential.
Read the full submission by the Alliance.
1 out of 4 children is at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU. This risk is higher for children belonging to vulnerable groups, such as children with disabilities, Roma children, children deprived of parental care, children with a migration background. Ensuring that children have access to adequate resources, inclusive, non-segregated services and support can help to mitigate the disadvantages these children face and end the cycle of poverty.
A joint submission (.pdf) on the proposed Child Guarantee.
Read also our submission (.docx) the the Child Guarantee proposal by the European Commission.