The OSE participated in the second phase of the Feasibility Study for a Child Guarantee (FSCG 2), as thematic expert for the policy area “healthcare”. The study, coordinated by Anne-Catherine Guio, Hugh Frazer and Eric Marlier (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, LISER) provides a detailed economic analysis of the design, governance, costs, benefits and implementation options of this important EU initiative. It focuses on access to free healthcare, education, childcare as well as decent housing and adequate nutrition. The feasibility study demonstrates that the costs associated with a Child Guarantee scheme in the 27 EU Member States are relatively low in light of potentially high benefits.
OSE researchers involved in this project: Stéphanie Coster and Rita Baeten.