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Conference abstract

The Greek Ombudsman, in collaboration with the European Commission and “Eurochild”, under the auspices of the Greek Presidency in E.C., organises the Consultation Meeting "Investing in Children: A challenge and task for Europe of the 21st century".

The event will take place on Friday, 9th of May 2014, 9.00-18.00, at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Akadimias 1, Syntagma Sq. – ‘I. Kranidiotis’ Hall).

InvestingThe Consultation Meeting is on the implementation of the Recommendation "Investing in Children: Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantaged", which was adopted by the European Commission in February 2013. 

The topic of the discussion is the available instruments at EU as well as at national level to hold governments to account in implementation of the Recommendation, the effective use of the European structural funds and the involvement of Greek public agencies and NGOs in the formation of a national alliance for investing in children in Greece. 

The event will include roundtables, elaborating:

  • investing7The role of European institutions and organisations in supporting the implementation of the Recommendation, as well as the protection and promotion of children's rights at European level.

Invited speakers from the European Commission (DG Employment, DG Justice), Eurochild, FRA, Independent Network of Experts on Social Inclusion, EU Alliance for Investing in Children

  • The opinion and contribution of Ombudspersons for Children, regarding the current situation and needs in their respective countries

Ombudspersons for Children from Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands, Greece

  • The contribution of Greek national authorities in promoting the Recommendation utilising European Structural Funds

General Secretary for Welfare, General Secretary for the Management of European Funds, National Commission for Human Rights, Independent Network of Experts on Social Inclusion, National Committee of UNICEF, National Network against Poverty

  • investing7The involvement of Greek public agencies and NGOs in the formation of a national alliance for investing in children in Greece

Round table with representatives of Greek public agencies and NGOs

  • A contribution by young advisors of the Greek Children’s Ombudsman on the right of children to participate


English-Greek interpretation will be provided.