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Sweden’s Child Guarantee National Action Plan – An overview

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2021 was a turning point in the fight against child poverty, with the launch of two landmark initiatives, the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and the European Child Guarantee.

As EU Member States submit their Child Guarantee National Action Plans, Eurochild will share highlights from each plan that members, children’s rights advocates and influencers can use in their own work to ensure children’s rights remain high on the political agendas across Europe.

The Swedish Child Guarantee National Action Plan submitted on 12 April focuses on:

  • Working on schooling continuity for children placed in care
  • Ensuring equal and inclusive access to school-based leisure activities
  • Developing targets for sustainable and healthy food consumption
  • Increasing the accuracy of the housing allowance distribution and reduce indebtedness for it
  • Improving the quality of public care

Despite the deadline on 15 March, only 13 EU Member States have released their National Action Plan at the time of publishing of this overview. Eurochild and its members will continue to call on Member States to release their plans and to work on ensuring the Child Guarantee National Action Plans helps end child poverty.

This overview presents highlights extracted from the National Action Plan (NAP) from Sweden published on 12/04/2022. It is not exhaustive nor does it evaluate the NAP and uses the same terms as those in the NAP. It is intended to summarise key elements and to signpost stakeholders to other relevant analyses.

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