Impact of Poverty and Social Exclusion on Children’s Lives and their Well-Being: International Follow-up Workshop and Meeting of the Childwatch International Regional Network of Central and Eastern Countries (CEE).
The 2008 workshop will focus on the impact of poverty and social exclusion on children’s lives and their well-being, compared to the 2007 workshop which focused on children’s experiences and their strategies for coping with poverty and social exclusion. The 2008 workshop will give special emphasis to health issues in this regard.
A meeting will follow with the Childwatch International Regional Network of Central and Eastern European countries to promote the 2007-2009 strategy by linking already existing regional networks (e.g. in the CEE region) as well as thematic groups or other Childwatch International initiatives related to the workshop topic (e.g. the child poverty workshop in Oslo 2007). The objectives of the Follow-up Workshop are to discuss the theoretical approaches of child centered research concerning child poverty and social exclusion, along with its practice, policy relevance and their challenges. To identify main priority areas/ specific groups of children whose well-being is seriously at risk in different regions in particular of children living in the CEE region, the Southern part of Europe and the Middle East. To collect ideas for follow-up activities on the main topic in the respective regions. The objectives of the meeting of the Regional Network of Central and Eastern European Countries are to discuss future activities within the CEE Region, but also linkages between the CEE-network and other regions as well as other already existing networks, study and thematic groups of the Childwatch International network. To discuss ideas how to contribute to the planned global conference to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the UN CRC (scheduled for November 2009) and to encourage the participants to take actively part in the preparation and implementation of this event
Contact: Renate Kraenzl-Nagl, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna, Austria: kraenzl-nagl [at] euro.centre.org