Making Prevention Work

Auteur :

S. Grohs e.a.

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The study finds that there is a great variety in existing preventive policy schemes across Europe. The Nordic countries (i.e. Denmark, Finland and Sweden) rely on an universal approach and enact preventive policies that cover all children and families, while other countries in Western Europe (including Ireland) use a targeted approach that focuses on children and families who are particularly in need, either by targeting specific groups or those living in specific areas. Other countries (including Austria, France, and Germany) tend to use a mixture of the two approaches.

Through recommendations, the report aims to establish foundations for development of policy practice across Europe. The main recommendations in the EU policy context include promoting the use of available financial instruments (such as the European Social Fund) to fund local prevention policies.