Poverty Takes Away the Right to Childhood: Children’s Perceptions of Poverty in Four EU Member States

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Poverty Takes Away the Right to Childhood: Children’s Perceptions of Poverty in Four EU Member States

Published October 2023

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Contributors

Author: National Eurochild Forums

Publisher: National Eurochild Forums

Date: 2023

Geographic Coverage: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Malta

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children, Young People

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultations With Children

Availability: Open Access

Keywords: Child, Participation, Poverty, Voice, Young People

Introduction

In this report, Eurochild presents the results of conversations with children from Malta, Bulgaria, Croatia and Estonia on child poverty. We at Eurochild wanted to understand how children view poverty and how they believe it affects children’s experiences at home, in school, in their community, and with their friends. We wanted to hear their opinions and see things from their perspective because no one knows children’s lives better than they do. That is why we also asked them what they think must be done to make the situation better in their communities and countries. By having these conversations with children from all over Europe and by publishing them for the world to read, Eurochild is trying to make sure that children’s voices can be heard and then used by those that are making the decisions, to make sure the changes the children want to see can become a reality. Mainly, through this report, we wanted to show how together we can work towards a world where poverty cannot take away any child’s right to a happy, healthy and fulfilling childhood.