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Barcelona objectives: The development of childcare facilities for young children in Europe with a view to sustainable and inclusive growth

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Report from the European Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. - The so-called ‘Barcelona targets’, agreed by EU leaders in 2002, say that childcare should be provided for 90% of children between three years old and the mandatory school age, and for 33% of children under three. The aim of this document is to report on the state of play of the implementation of the Barcelona objectives in the Member States.


Gainful occupation, Early childhood education and care, Cross-national comparison, Quality, Statistics,

Language English
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Last modified 23.04.2018

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