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Improving the Quality of Childhood in Europe


On 1 September 2020, The Alliance for Childhood organised the 2nd Welcome Concert to MEPs at the European Parliament as announced by Michiel Matthes during last high level conference for the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC in the European Parliament. The orchestra of children, performed the European Union Anthem to celebrate the start of new year of work at the European Parliament.  


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The 75th Quality of Childhood Talk (QoC) held on 3rd March 2020 focused on "Trauma Treatment of children". Presentation have been delivered by EMDR, stART International and the Foundation for Social Welfare Services in Malta.


Due to last minute cancellation at the European Parliament for the Coronavirus prevention, the working group has been hosted at the UniOne House, Rue du Taciturne 42

You can find all the presentations at the following link



The 74th Quality of Childhood Talk on 6th November 2019

The 74th Quality of Childhood Talk (QoC) was held on 6th November 2019, hosted by MEP Helmut Geuking, European Conservatives and Reformists Group, Germany.


Learning phases    74th QoC Talk


The topic and the title of the QoC is: '100 Years of Waldorf Education: What Inspiration for Society at Large?'


The presentation has been given by Clara Aerts, International Coordinator of the International Association for Steiner / Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE) and Margareta van Raemdonck, Member of the Board of the European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE) and Representative of the Steiner Schools in the Flemish Commission for the Development of the new Curriculum for Secondary Education in 2018-2019. 


The Sistema Europa concert on 3rd September 2019


On 3rd September, the Alliance for Childhood European Network Group organised a concert by Sistema Europe Orchestra outside the European Parliament to welcome new MEPs and to wish them all good luck with their work. 


Enjoy watching the European Union Anthem being played by 10 young orchestra members.


Video of the Concert


Thanks to the Alliance for Childhood European Network Group, Sistema Europe was in the Belgian capital to speak about improving the quality of childhood, with Sistema Europe President Marshall Marcus presenting the 73rd Quality of Childhood Talk on how playing a musical instrument can help children to connect, integrate and flourish.


We are grateful to Verna Kaunisto-Feodorow, Yeffren Carrero, Passeurs d'Arts Méditerranée, musicians from the Parisian branches of Passeurs d'Arts and the young violinist, Esther Abrami. They gave us a great performance. 


We are also grateful to the Vice Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education and the day's host, MEP Julie Ward, who also took to her knees to hold the music stands in place because of the wind. 


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