Early Marriage Prevention Network

January 2016 - January 2018
Early Marriage Prevention Network is a project financed by the European Union under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme, which aims at targeting attitudes concerning early marriage in the Roma community. This two-year project is a partnership of seven partners of which ERIO is a part of; covering five countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Slovenia, and Spain.  The target groups are children, especially girls who are at risk of early marriage.

The aims of the project are to:
  • Foster cooperation between child protection, health and education systems; justice and police to coordinate their activities related to combat the early marriage among Roma communities applying Child-Centred Approach (CCA)
  • Raise awareness among different target groups in Roma communities in order to change their attitudes and behaviour regarding early marriage
  • Increase the practice at European level in the area of applying CCA to protect children from harmful tradition of early marriage
​The leaflet of the project can be found here.

Visit the project website: http://empn-project.eu

​More information about the project will be regularly published here and on the EMPN website: http://empn-project.eu
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