Renew Europe: The Child Guarantee must benefit those children most in need in the Union

by Linda Aziz-Rohlje

With nearly a quarter of all children in the EU at risk of poverty or social exclusion, it is high time to act and to ensure that no child is left behind anymore, in any part of the European Union. MEP Dragos Pislaru represented Renew Europe in the drafting of the resolution on the Child Guarantee that got green light in plenary on Thursday.

“We have new funds, new technology and new ideas in the European Union for guaranteeing a brighter future for children. It’s about time we use them and prioritise the investment in children!” says Dragos Pislaru.

Investing in our children and young people as well as tackling youth unemployment and promoting real and new solutions for their social inclusion is one of the main goals for Renew Europe. Europe needs to deliver an adequate Child Guarantee politically but also financially by the Member States as soon as possible. Funding is to be found in programmes like ESF+, the Recovery and Resilience Facility, ReactEU, Invest EU and the European Regional Development Fund. On Wednesday evening in plenary, on how they intend to meet the new EU target to lift at least five million children out of poverty by 2030.

“Every child in Europe at risk of poverty or social inclusion must be seen. I will tiredlessly continue to fight until every child in Europe has access to quality healthcare, education and childcare as well as access to decent housing and adequate nutrition,” says Dragos Pislaru.

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