Tag Archives: CHILDREN

Report Reveals Crisis in Autism Assessment for Children, Urging a ‘Needs-Led’ Approach

(IN BRIEF) A report by the Child of the North initiative, led by the N8 Research Partnership and former Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield’s Centre for Young Lives think tank, has unveiled a crisis in autism assessments for children, with many … Read the full press release

Roche’s Xolair Nears FDA Approval for Reducing Allergic Reactions to Multiple Foods

(IN BRIEF) Roche has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Xolair® (omalizumab) under Priority Review. The sBLA is for the reduction of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, caused by … Read the full press release

Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR Emphasize the Importance of Education for Refugees

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, hosted an event in London to underscore the significance of education for refugees and the necessity for increased investment in this sector. The event showcased the Instant Network Schools … Read the full press release

World Children’s Day: H&M Move Collaborates with Sport Without Borders to Promote Youth Sports

(IN BRIEF) H&M Move and Sport Without Borders have partnered to empower young people through sports on World Children’s Day. This two-year collaboration will offer 2,500 young individuals in Sweden meaningful activities during physical education lessons, after-school programs, and school … Read the full press release

Sky Kids Launches ‘Save Our Wildlife’ Documentary and ‘Obki’ Season 3 to Encourage Environmental Awareness in Children

(IN BRIEF) Sky is set to release a new documentary titled “Save Our Wildlife” on October 9, aimed at inspiring children and families to protect the planet. The documentary, in partnership with Sky Zero, follows eight-year-old conservationist Aneeshwar Kunchala and … Read the full press release

World Health Organization Recommends University of Oxford’s Malaria Vaccine for Children

(IN BRIEF) The University of Oxford’s R21/Matrix-M™ malaria vaccine, developed in collaboration with the Serum Institute of India and leveraging Novavax’s adjuvant technology, has received a recommendation for use by the World Health Organization (WHO). After rigorous scientific review by … Read the full press release

Malawi Launches Nationwide Rollout of Typhoid Vaccine for Children

(IN BRIEF) Malawi has initiated a nationwide rollout of the Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV), making it available for all children under 15. This move follows successful vaccine trials in the country, where over 7 million children received the TCV. The … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO Advocates Digital Financial Education for Children to Foster Financial Independence

(IN BRIEF) ABN AMRO emphasizes the importance of incorporating digital financial education for children in response to the increasing shift towards digital payments. While cash usage among children is decreasing, their use of bank cards and digital banking apps is … Read the full press release

University of Leeds Researchers Inspire Children with Robot Doctors and AI at Child Friendly Leeds Live Event

(IN BRIEF) University of Leeds researchers participated in the Child Friendly Leeds Live event held at Millennium Square. The researchers engaged with children and parents through interactive games and educational stalls, showcasing the potential of robot doctors in transforming healthcare … Read the full press release

Game-Changing ‘Heart Plaster’ Among Top Contenders for BHF’s Research Story of the Year

(IN BRIEF) A University of Bristol researcher, Massimo Caputo, has been shortlisted for the British Heart Foundation’s Research Story of the Year award for developing a groundbreaking ‘heart plaster.’ The mesenchymal cell patch can repair abnormalities in children with congenital … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Partners with Blau-Gelben Kreuz to Aid Children in Chernivtsi, Ukraine with €20,000 Donation

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall AG, a global corporation from Düsseldorf, has pledged €20,000 to aid displaced families and children in Chernivtsi, a partner city of Düsseldorf. The donation will be channeled through the German NGO, Blau-Gelben Kreuz / Deutsch-Ukrainischer Verein e.V. … Read the full press release

SGL Carbon welcomes children to explore the world of carbon and graphite

(IN BRIEF) On Girls’ and Boys’ Day in Germany, SGL Carbon opened its doors to interested children and young people at its sites in Bonn and Meitingen. Nine children in Bonn and six visitors in Meitingen were welcomed by the … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool hosts multicultural concert ahead of Eurovision

(IN BRIEF) Primary school children from the Liverpool City Region participated in a unique celebration of languages and music ahead of Eurovision. The “mini” Eurovision event saw hundreds of children perform European songs at the Tung Auditorium of the University … Read the full press release

LEGO Group Tackles Children’s Stress and Loneliness with New ‘DREAMZzz’ Series and Toys

(IN BRIEF) The LEGO Group has announced the launch of LEGO DREAMZzz, a new product range and content series that brings to life the creativity of children’s dreams. The series follows the adventures of school friends who journey into the … Read the full press release

Ghana approves Oxford-developed malaria vaccine for use in children

(IN BRIEF) The Food and Drugs Authority of Ghana has granted full national licensure for the R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India using Novavax’s adjuvant technology. This marks the … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge study finds positive outcomes for children born via third-party assisted reproduction

(IN BRIEF) A recent study by University of Cambridge researchers has found that children born by third-party assisted reproduction (e.g., egg or sperm donation or surrogacy) have no difference in psychological wellbeing or quality of family relationships compared to those … Read the full press release

Colas Foundation Contributes Over €20,000 to Support Education and Vocational Training for Young People in Marrakech

(IN BRIEF) The Colas Foundation, after 30 years of supporting contemporary art, has decided to shift its focus to social issues. The foundation will now support initiatives that promote social and professional integration of children and young people through education, … Read the full press release

Telia Company Ranks Highly in Digital Inclusion Benchmark by World Benchmarking Alliance, Recognized for Cybersecurity and Skills Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) Telia Company ranked 4th in Europe and 12th globally in the latest Digital Inclusion Benchmark released by the World Benchmarking Alliance. The benchmark assesses tech companies based on their progress towards improving access to technology, fostering trustworthy use, … Read the full press release

ver.di Chairman welcomes plans for basic child security, calls for better social justice in tax and financial policy

ver.di Chairman welcomes plans for basic child security, calls for better social justice in tax and financial policy

(IN BRIEF) The United Services Union (ver.di) has welcomed the plans of Germany’s Federal Minister for Family Affairs Lisa Paus for basic child security and called for greater weight for social policy in the decisions of the federal government. The … Read the full press release

Roche’s Xofluza: The Breakthrough Influenza Drug Approved for Children in Europe

(PRESS RELEASE) BASEL, 12-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives, has announced that the European Commission has approved Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil), a … Read the full press release

Hydro employees to donate to UNICEF’s UPSHIFT program in support of young migrants and refugees

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 16-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro (OTCMKTS: NHYDY), a Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company committed to a sustainable future, has announced that this holiday season its employees will donate NOK 500,000 in support of UNICEF’s work on … Read the full press release

Ahlström Collective Impact to invest EUR 600,000 in UNICEF’s Global Education Program

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 16-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö (HEL: AM1), a global leader in fiber-based materials, has announced that Ahlström Collective Impact (ACI), a joint responsibility initiative by a group of companies and foundations, has decided to make an investment … Read the full press release

ABB announces donation and renewed commitment to the World Childhood Foundation

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 17-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB supports the work of the World Childhood Foundation during times when many children across the world are particularly at risk as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ABB donates around 1 million … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Hydro donates NOK 500.000 to UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children Emergency Fund

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 9-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro supports the most vulnerable affected by COVID-19 by donating NOK 500.000 to UNICEF’s emergency fund, Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC). Furthermore, Hydro is supporting hospitals, medical centers and health organizations at the … Read the full press release

Anna Maria Corazza-Bildt MEP appointed as the European Parliament’s new coordinator for children’s rights

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “I am fully committed to putting children´s rights at the heart of the work of the European Parliament and bringing this house, the only democratically-elected EU Institution, closer to younger citizens,” commented European Parliament President, Antonio … Read the full press release

UKFast supports Wood Street Mission’s Appeal in providing happy memories to children in need this Christmas

MANCHESTER, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Local children’s charity Wood Street Mission aims to ensure that thousands of children in Manchester and Salford make many happy memories this Christmas. Set up in 1869 to alleviate the effects of poverty on local children … Read the full press release

SGS to expand its biopharmaceutical testing capabilities in Geneva with a new 200m2 laboratory

GENEVA, 04-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, a leading bio/pharmaceutical analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider, today announced it is expanding its biopharmaceutical testing capabilities in Geneva, Switzerland with a new 200m2 laboratory. The laboratory will be equipped with a number of … Read the full press release

WACKER Brazil volunteers support the “JUNTOS SOMOS +” program to instill hope in local children and young people

São Paulo, Brazil, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — WACKER Brazil volunteers support the “JUNTOS SOMOS +” (“together, we can do more”) program with its diverse projects to instill hope in local children and young people. The 25 WACKER volunteers focus on the … Read the full press release

The safe social network app for children LEGO® Life named Webby Winner in the Mobile Sites and Apps: Family and Kids category

BILLUND, 03-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The safe social network app for children developed by the LEGO Group has been named winner of one of the leading international awards honouring excellence on the internet. LEGO® Life, the safe social network for children … Read the full press release

Blind Children Find New Hope Through Music in Wuhan, China

Beijing, China, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wuhan School for The Blind is the only school of its kind in Hubei province, central China. Not only does it cater to pupils who face enormous challenges because of their disabilities, but it … Read the full press release

Edo’s giant Lego­like blocks now on Kickstarter

The lifesized cardboard bricks to fire up kids’ imagination come from Italy ITALY, 06-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Edo is thrilled to announce the launch of Kickstarter campaign for their innovative, ecofriendly, extralarge cardboard blocks. The blocks can be used by … Read the full press release

Sweden’s Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér: I share the criticism of UN CEDAW on Sweden’s gender equality

STOCKHOLM, 11-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On 7 March, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) presented its overall observations on Sweden’s gender equality work. The Committee’s opinion was generally positive. However, it voiced criticism concerning the … Read the full press release

Vivendi’s Wengo announced it acquired at-home tutoring site Bordas.com

Paris, France, 20-1-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Wengo, the leader in specialist counseling over the telephone, has rounded out its offering with the acquisition of Bordas.com, the site for at-home tutoring given exclusively by French National Education teachers. Nearly 10,000 parents have opted to … Read the full press release

CEO coalition, EC to collaborate on improving internet for kids

Brussels, 6-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  CEOs and senior board members from the world’s digital, media and tech companies (IP/11/1485) have met in Brussels to report directly to Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes on how they are making the internet a better, … Read the full press release

Study: 8 out of 10 say EU projects aid innovation in classroom

Brussels, 9-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — More than eight in ten people involved in an EU-funded initiative aimed at encouraging innovative teaching methods and improved learning materials for children say the scheme had a positive and lasting impact on them. The same proportion … Read the full press release

Andris Piebalgs: 1,000 days to step-up our efforts towards the MDGs

Andris Piebalgs  – European Commissioner for Development  Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, Climate Justice ‘A New Dialogue: Putting People at the Heart of Global Development’ / Dublin, Ireland Dublin, Ireland, 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, We have just under … Read the full press release

Digital Agenda: EU and US sign joint declaration to make the internet safer for kids

Brussels, 22-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes and the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano have today signed a Joint Declaration in London, committing to make the Internet a safer and better place for children. … Read the full press release

Tackling child poverty

László ANDOR — European Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion 7th European Forum on the Rights of the Child Brussels, 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen, First of all I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to join … Read the full press release