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12 October 2021

Dear all,

With a fresh month comes much key news from the EU and families across Europe. 

We also want to let you know that you can now register for our online Policy and Advocacy session on parent-child relationships in the digital era. See the full program on our website and spread the word!

Happy reading,

Communication Officer
COFACE Families Europe

Children massively targeted by unhealthy food ads: consumer groups’ snapshot exposes blatant need for binding EU rules

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Between February and March 2021, BEUC and 10 member organisations collected examples of unhealthy food marketing. They selected those deemed to be infringing leading EU food and beverage companies’ commitment to market their products responsibly towards children. [...]
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Social protection and inclusion policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis

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A Synthesis Report has been produced by the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) which examines the (sub)national social protection and inclusion policy measures that European countries put in place to help address the social and financial distress created by the pandemic and by lockdown policies. [...]
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EU Alliance for Investing in Children statement on the drafting of the Child Guarantee national action plans

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On 14 June 2021, EU Member States unanimously adopted the Council Recommendation establishing the European Child Guarantee. By calling on EU Member States to guarantee access to basic rights and services for children in need, this ambitious and innovative framework represents a landmark step forward in protecting their rights. [...]
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Protecting the sea in Portugal with EPAL and FUNDAÇÃO LIGA

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In the context of World Sea Day, EPAL and Fundação LIGA launched the project “EPAL LIGA-se” with the aim of raising awareness among citizens for the protection of natural resources and, at the same time, promoting the artistic work of people with disabilities. [...]
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National awareness-raising day in France to support the 11 million family carers in the country

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On October 6, numerous French organisations launched awareness-raising campaigns to put a necessary spotlight on the many challenges faced by family carers who provide daily support to people around them for health or disability reasons. Read more below about the work and campaigns of COFACE French members such as UNAPEI. [...]
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OPINION: Support to children with disabilities and their carers should start as early as possible

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When a child with a disability is born, the first days can be difficult for the parents yet this is a particularly sensitive period in the process of a child's development. It is crucial that both parents and children are accompanied and supported through these challenging times based on their specific needs. [...]
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