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Lumos’ recommendations to the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

Lumos (2017), Lumos' recommendations to the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU: Protecting the most vulnerable children, inside and outside of Europe. An 8 page document highlighting the problems caused by institutional care and making recommendations to the Estonian presidency of the Council of the EU for ending institutional care. It includes reference to: the importance of inclusive education for children with disabilities; the migrant and refugee crisis; linkages between trafficking and institutional care; EU funding (and specifically calls for the EU to stop funding institutional care and increase funding to prevention/ support to vulnerable families); ensuring that children outside of family care are included in efforts to assess progress against the SDGs

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