Tackling child poverty and social exclusion in the EU - How EU funding mechanisms can help" is a paper prepared for the European Platform for Investing in Children. It addresses European Union programmes and funds available to fight poverty among children and promote their social inclusion and general well-being.
The CARE project (European Union 7th Framework Programme, grant agreement 613318; www.ecec-care.org ) is included as one of the good examples in this paper. CARE addressed issues related to the quality, inclusiveness, and benefits of Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe. ISOTIS is a continuation of the CARE-project and involves many of the former CARE-partners. ISOTIS expands on CARE by including the primary school phase and by focusing more specifically on the role of early and primary education in tackling inequality and exclusion.