The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) adds new option to browse practices mapped along the Recommendation for Investing in Children.
The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) website is constantly evolving, most recently adding a section called About the Recommendation for Investing in Children. Visitors to the EPIC Practices that Work section can now view all practices included in the section assigned different policy categories according to those which they align most soundly with. This provides website users with a new way to browse for practices.
The European Commission adopted the Recommendation in February 2013. It proposes a long-term social strategy to help overcome the current economic crisis and to strengthen the capacity of individuals. It provides guidance for European Union Member States on how to tackle child poverty and social exclusion through measures such as family support and benefits, quality childcare and early-childhood education.
The Recommendation's policy areas addressing child poverty and social exclusion and promoting children's well-being are organised along three pillars: Access to adequate resources; Access to affordable quality services; Children's right to participate.