Tag Archives: CHILDREN

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