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EPIC: New country reports out on family policies & Policy memo on non-traditional families

The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) has released updated children and family-policies country profiles for each EU Member State. This is a powerful resource to do cross-country comparisons and provides an updated overview of current policies for children and their families in all EU countries. Furthermore, examples of national policy and practice innovations and key Eurostat indicators relating to the policy pillars of the European Commission Recommendation of February 2013 on “Investing in Children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage” can be found.

You can find the update country profiles here.

EPIC also launched a report to analyse to what extent to non-traditional families are taken into account by EU Member States in developing family leave policies. The report provides an introduction to the access that parents in adoptive families, reconstituted families (families with step-parents and step-children), and families with same-sex parents have to different types of family leave across the EU.

You can download the EPIC report here.