The 2017 European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) country profiles are now available online. The new page provides up-to-date information on national policies for children and their families. The 28 country profiles are updated annually and are an important tool to report on family policy trends and changes at national levels, highlight significant challenges and how these have been addressed, and to monitor progress made towards the implementation of the European Commission Recommendation on “Investing in Children”.
The country profiles outline national policy objectives, legislation, programmes, initiatives and other measures in relation to the three pillars within the Recommendation. Each country profile is linked to the relevant national legislation, institutions and Eurostat data as well as to the 2017 ESPN thematic country reports and the Country specific recommendation in the area of families and children.