The priorities set by the German Government ahead of its Presidency term include a wide range of activities which could positively impact the EU’s role in promoting deinstitutionalisation around the world.
Lumos calls on the German EU Presidency to make the best use of these opportunities and build on the momentum that has been created, including by the Romanian Presidency, which has kept deinstitutionalisation high on the EU political agenda. Contrary to popular belief, it is not only a challenge for Eastern and Central European countries, but also to Western Europe.
The German EU Presidency could play a key role in highlighting that institutionalisation of children is a human rights issue across all countries in Europe and beyond without exception, which can be addressed by transforming economic and social policies.
The timing of the German Presidency will be a key moment in shaping EU policy and legislation for the next seven years to come, as one of its priorities will be to lead on the finalisation of the negotiations and adoption of the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027.
This document, available to download, details a series of recommendations for the German Presidency.