Country Factsheets

2017 Country Factsheets

The 2017 country factsheets provide an update on the status of child protection and care reforms from 16 European countries that are the focus of Opening Doors for Europe’s Children campaign in Phase II. The evidence focuses on policies that regulate deinstitutionalisation and prevention of child abandonment; engagement of civil society; existing know-hows; access to community-based services, and use of EU funds. Through recommendations addressed to the European Union and national governments, the campaign bridges evidence with further actions to ensure sustainability of reforms, effective use of funds and better outcomes for children.

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2016 Country Factsheets

The latest compilation of data from 15 European countries that are the focus of Opening Doors for Europe’s Children campaign in Phase II provides succinct and recent information on the most significant developments towards reforms on DI and the systems of child protection in 2016. In addition to the recent statistics, in Phase II country fact files include information on what EU funding is available or has been used in each country. They are updated by the National Coordinators on an annual basis and are primarily sourced from the official state sources.

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2015 Country Factsheets

Find below a compilation of evidence (as of June 2015) from 11 European countries which participated in the first phase of the Opening Doors for Europe’s Children campaign. It provides an overview of the characteristics and the functioning of the child protection system in each individual country and gives an update on the recent developments towards reforms on DI across Europe. Evidence has been compiled by the Opening Doors National Coordinators and was primarily sourced from the official state sources.

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2014 Country Factsheets

The “first generation” of country snapshots collects evidence (as of 2014) on deinstitutionalisation (DI) and care reforms in 11 European countries that were part of the Opening Doors for Europe’s Children campaign in Phase I. The data on children in care in 2014 country fact files has been provided by the Opening Doors National Coordinators and was primarily sourced from the official state sources.

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