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

More information about the project will be regularly published here and on the EMPN website: http://empn-project.eu
The leaflet of the project can be found here
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