New European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) launched - call for submission of child focused practices being developed or implemented in EU Member States
The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) is an evidence-based online platform managed by the European Commission’s DG for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, which builds on the work of its predecessor, the European Alliance for Families (EAF). EPIC was launched in early 2013, and follows from the European Commission’s recommendation on ‘Investing in Children- breaking the cycle of disadvantage’. The platform’s unique ‘user registry’ was designed specifically to help policymakers and practitioners share best and innovative practices to help children and their families face up to the challenges created by the economic crisis. The website also features a section on ‘Practices that Work’, including practices that have been shown in evaluations to foster strong families and the reconciliation of work and family life. EPIC is always interested in new practices and contributions from stakeholders– please do not hesitate to submit practices which you are working on! To do so, please visit the EPIC submissions page or send the team an email.