About organisation

10. June 2021

Estonian Union for Child Welfare is a non-profit umbrella organisation that contributes to ensuring children’s rights and shaping a child-friendly society. 

Founded in 1988, the union participates actively in a variety of national and international networks. Member organisations operate throughout Estonia. Estonian Union for Child Welfare follows the four core principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in its activities: non-discrimination; adherence to the best interest of the child; the right to life, survival and development and the right of the child to be heard.

Our values:

  • We care about children, families and each other
  • We are open and positive
  • We are glad to contribute child welfare movements

Our values are reflected in the eyes of happy children!

What we do:

  • We advocate for children’s rights and well-being;
  • We influence society, including participation in the policy and law-making progress;
  • We carry out national as well as  international projects and programmes;
  • We research and analyse the situation and opinions of children;
  • We organise trainings, seminars and conferences;
  • We issue information materials and publications.

Estonian Union for Child Welfare works on the basis of the principles of the Ethical operation of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations.

 International network:

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