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It is estimated that eight million children worldwide, around 90 % of whom are not orphans, are living in institutions where they are at high risk of physical and psychological violence, abuse and neglect, undermining their ability to reach their full potential and exposing them to further risks of social exclusion.
Many more millions of children are deprived of the care of their family and lack the proper quality alternative care (be it informal or formal) that they need to grow up safely and well in extended families - foster - or community based-care solutions.
The promotion of the protection of the rights of the child is among core EU values and reflected in its legal and political framework. The EU’s 2017 Guidelines on the promotion and protection of the rights of the child4 reiterate its commitment to children through its external action.
The European Union's Call for Proposals "Quality Alternative Care for Children and De-Institutionalisation" has been published today (deadline for submission of Concept Note 27/03/2018, 16:00).
For more information about the guidelines, eligibility and concepts: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/onlineservices/index.cfm?ADSSChck=1517927737517&do=publi.welcome&searchtype=RS&nbPubliList=15&aofr=158557&orderby=upd&orderbyad=Desc&userlanguage=en
For any further information please contact:
Mr. Maxence Daublain, the contact person HQ for a call, at: Maxence.DAUBLAIN@ec.europa.eu