The Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) is a seven-year framework regulating the EU’s annual budget. It sets the maximum amount of spending in the EU budget each year for various policy areas and activities and fixes an overall annual ceiling on payment and commitment appropriations. The current MFF covers the 2014-2020 funding period. The next MFF, which is currently open for discussions, covers the period after 2020.
In the next budgetary plan, we would like the EU to maintain, strengthen and expand its commitment for the child protection reforms in Europe and to champion the transition from institutional to family and community-based care as a human rights cause.
Read our recommendations regarding the EU’s spending plans post-2020 in the publications below.
Opening Doors for Europe’s Children campaign publications
The use of EU policies and funding for deinstitutionalisation reforms in 2014-2020 in Europe | December 2018 | Read here >>
“Maintain, strengthen, expand: How the 2021-2027 EU budget can end the institutionalisation of children in Europe” | Opening Doors for Europe’s Children Recommendations | December 2018 | Read here >>
“Maintain, Strengthen, Expand – How the EU can support the transition from institutional to family and community-based care in the next MFF” | March 2018 | Read here >>
Strengthening Families, Ending Institutional Care. | Recommendations to the European Union on post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework | January 2018 | Read here >>
Position Paper to the European Union in Preparation for the next Multiannual Financial Framework | Prepared for the Estonian Presidency Conference ‘Dignity and Independent Living= DI’, Tallinn, Estonia, 12-13 October 2017 | Read here >>
Ending the Era of Institutional Care in Europe: Call for Action | June 2017 | Read here >>
Our contributions to other initiatives’ publications
Position paper on the funding of the European Union (EU) post-2020 | The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) | January 2018 | Read here >>
Response to the reflection paper on the future of the finances of the European Union | The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) | September 2017 | Read here >>
Opening up Communities, Closing Down Institutions: Harnessing the European Structural and Investment Funds | Community Living for Europe | November 2017 | Read here >>