Community of People Working on the Quality of Childhood in Europe

TheAlliance for Childhood European Network Group (AFC-ENG) held its first meeting in Brussels in 2006. The founding members were Christopher Clouder and Michiel Matthes. The AFC-ENG is part of a global network of the Alliance for Childhood (see: the Alliance for Childhood in the USAthe Alliance for Childhood in Brazil and in the UK ). AFC-ENG furthermore cooperates closely with the Universal Education Foundation / Learning for Well-being community


The Aims of AFC-ENG:

We advocate for the good quality of childhood in the member states of the European Union and beyond. 

 

The types of activity:

  • To maintain an international community of members (organisations and individuals) who have decided to work on the aims of the AFC-ENG, organise conferences with collaborators and participate in meetings organised by stakeholders with related aims. 
  • To help the Members of the European Parliament to develop an agenda with expert-talks for the Working Group on the Quality of Childhood (QoC) at the European Parliament.

 

Key results

  • The work has contributed to making the quality of childhood and the well-being of children more important on the political agenda, and encouraged members to work on the aims of the AFC-ENG in their respective geographical areas.
  • More than 48 QoC sessions have been organised at the European Parliament since 2006.
  • Four books have been published in 2010-2013.

 

Contact: 

Michiel Matthes, Secretary-General of the Alliance for Childhood European Network Group

michiel.matthes@allianceforchildhood.eu 

www.allianceforchildhood.eu

Tel: +32.(0)2.7622557