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Luxembourg joins EU Children of Peace initiative

EU News 536/2013

Brussels, 19 December 2013

Today, on the first anniversary of the creation of EU Children of Peace, Luxembourg is the first Member State to join the EU Children of Peace initiative, the lasting legacy of the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to the EU in 2012. The initiative funds humanitarian projects helping children in conflict zones to gain access to education.

The EUR 500 000 contributed by Luxembourg, will be used to enlarge the EU's support to projects implemented under the umbrella of EU Children of Peace. By providing children with spaces where they can learn, play, grow and heal from the trauma of war, these projects protect them from conflicts and from being recruited as child soldiers.

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