Combating child poverty – Better targeting of Commission support required

Child poverty remains a serious issue in the EU with almost one out of four children at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This audit was carried out as the fight against child poverty remains a challenge across many Member States. The objective was to determine whether the Commission had made an effective contribution to Member States’ efforts to reduce child poverty.

This special report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) found that the relevance of the Commission’s non-legally binding instruments is limited by nature, but it has more powerful tools at its disposal. However, the lack of available information directly related to child poverty means their effective contribution to Member States’ efforts to reduce child poverty was difficult, if not impossible, to assess.

Find the report here.

Governmental / Institutional / Public Health Statutory Body Document, Policy & Policy Analysis
Financial security, social protection, social inclusion, access to care, poverty, Maternal health, pre- peri-natal, childhood conditions, adolescent health, education

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