Eurochild is a network of organisations and individuals working in and across Europe to promote the rights and well-being of children and young people.
Its vision is of a society where children and young people grow up happy, healthy and confident and respected as individuals in their own right.
Its mission is to promote the rights and well-being of children in policy and practice through advocacy, membership exchange and research.
Eurochild's work is underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). An international human rights treaty that grants all children and young people a comprehensive set of rights.
The network is co-funded by the European Union’s programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). A financing instrument at EU level which promotes, amongst others, combating social exclusion & poverty.
Eurochild has 178 members, of which 133 are full members, 42 associate members and 3 honorary members in 33 countries. 19 national networks of children’s rights organisations have been appointed as National Partner Networks.
Eurochild evolved from the former European Forum for Child Welfare (EFCW), which was the European branch of the IFCW (International Forum for Child Welfare). In 2003 several members of the EFCW decided to dissolve EFCW and found a new organisation: Eurochild had its inaugural meeting in March 2004.See more