The EU Commission, meeting In Brussels last week, has issued a detailed call for action to safeguard migrating children arriving in Europe. Adrian Voce reports. The European Commission has set out the actions that it believes are necessary to reinforce the protection of ‘all children at all stages’ of the migratory process. These are important, it says, to ensure that migrant children are...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

New report links children’s mental health to climate change

A new research report has found links between rising incidences of natural disasters related to climate change and mental health problems in the populations affected, including, particularly, children and young people. Victoria Derr reports. Around the globe, children and families are...Read more
|Comment|author: Victoria Derr

Eurochild adopts participation strategy

Eurochild’s general assembly in Brussels has adopted a new strategy for children’s participation, which it says will help to put children’s rights at the heart of Europe. Adrian Voce reports Eurochild, the network that ‘works for and...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

What has the EU ever done for children?

In the wake of the UK government’s triggering of article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, thereby formally beginning the process that will lead to Britain’s exit from the European Union, and in the light of...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

How the US is embracing adventure playgrounds

While adventure playgrounds in the UK continue to face threats to their futures a result of on-going austerity in the public sector, a movement in the United States is cultivating their renaissance in American cities. Emma Kantrowitz reports. Swings, slides, jungle gyms and...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

UK MPs call for stronger action on childhood obesity

A committee of MPs in the UK parliament has criticised the government’s policy on combatting childhood obesity. Adrian Voce reports. The health select committee of the British parliament has criticised the UK government’s childhood obesity plan, which it...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Big Bang festival brings musicians and children together

A unique festival is touring Europe, which, rather than patronising children, challenges them to sample and participate in the rich diversity of musical experiences from both classical and contemporary genres; and in traditional and experimental forms. Darijana...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Why can’t I play in our schoolyard?

Breathing air that does not make us ill is something that most of us take for granted, but for children who have asthma or pollen allergies, even playing outside at school can be seriously hazardous....Read more
|Comment|author: Peter Prakke