ESIP gives its feedback to the European Child Guarantee roadmap

The Family and Social Inclusion Committee (FaSI) of ESIP, gathering institutions responsible for the provision of family and child benefits, as well as services to children, including early childhood education and care (ECEC), took the opportunity provided by the Commission's roadmap on the European Child Guarantee to offer in expertise. 

FaSI members also wish to stress that a future European Child Guarantee should be accompanied by earmarked EU funding targeted to its implementation to maximise its impact. 

ESIP calls on the Commission to include FaSI members in the stakeholders to be consulted when drafting the European Child Guarantee. Indeed, our Members can provide valuable resources in terms of expertise (management and knowledge), data and best practices based on national measures already implemented.

Our members also have extensive expertise in developing or managing programmes dedicated to supporting families and children, especially the most vulnerable ones, managing their financing, and coordinating actions with a wide range of actors and institutions also involved in combating child poverty.

Examples of national best practices currently in place include the French national Family Benefits Fund's fee scale for ECEC, the nursery bonus, provided to families to support costs of attending nurseries by the Italian National Social Security Institution (INPS) and the “Netzwerk Familienleistungen Mainz”, launched by the Familienkasse to gather local actors and federal administrations and provide a single contact point for families, improving access to benefits and child services.

Find out more about these best practices in our feedback