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EU Budget 2014-2020: Making Children Visible

Overview

The European Union must reflect its commitments on children's rights by allocating adequate financial means for children in the next MFF.

Children need to be made visible in the EU budget by securing direct and indirect allocations, which can be traced and monitored. Without disaggregated data that shows how much of the EU’s spending actually reaches children, it is impossible to assess how successful the EU has been in terms of implementing its commitments to children.

This position, endorsed by the Children's Rights Action Group, contains analysis and recommendations from a children’s rights perspective on a selection of the financial instruments proposed by the EC under the following headings:

  • Smart and Inclusive Growth (Heading1),
  • Security and Citizenship (Heading 3),
  • Global Europe (Heading 4).

 

Executive Summary

Executive summary

The Children’s Rights Action Group (CRAG) is a partnership of International NGOs including the authors of this position: Eurochild, the European Juvenile Justice Observatory, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, Terre
des Hommes International Federation and World Vision.

CRAG strongly recommends to the European Union to reflect its commitments on children's rights by allocating adequate financial means for children in the next MFF.

Children need to be made visible in the EU budget by securing direct and indirect allocations, which can be traced and monitored. Without disaggregated data that shows how much of the EU’s spending actually reaches children, it is impossible to assess how successful the EU has been in terms of implementing its commitments to children.

This position, endorsed by the Children's Rights Action Group, contains analysis and recommendations from a children’s rights perspective on a selection of the financial instruments proposed by the EC under the following headings:

  • Smart and Inclusive Growth (Heading1),
  • Security and Citizenship (Heading 3),
  • Global Europe (Heading 4).