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Sabbiana Cunsolo

Social and Economic Policy Researcher

Sabbiana is currently a consultant with Innocenti, working on the EU Child Guarantee project, managing research on practice initiatives targeted at disabled children, Roma children and migrant children. She holds a PhD in Sociology and an MSc in Development Economics at the University of Florence. Sabbiana has expertise both in qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has experience as a researcher and evaluation consultant with various NGOs and organizations, including UNICEF and Oxfam, with a particular focus on vulnerable children, social inclusion and support to civil society organizations. She has field-based research experience in Ecuador, Liberia, Palestine, Ethiopia. From 2017 to 2019 Sabbiana has also worked as Child Protection Specialist with IOM responding to the migrant emergency in Italy, in the protection of refugees and migrants, with a special focus in the protection of unaccompanied children victims of trafficking for sexual and labor exploitation. Previously she was a practitioner working for various NGOs to support the social inclusion of Roma children, migrant unaccompanied children (girls victims of trafficking) and people with disabilities.


Delivering the EU Child Guarantee: Practical lessons for effective interventions

Delivering the EU Child Guarantee: Practical lessons for effective interventions

In 2019, the President of the European Commission announced the creation of the European Child Guarantee, an initiative that aimed to combat child poverty by making sure that every child who lives in poverty has access to free healthcare, free education, free childcare, decent housing and adequate nutrition. With Delivering the EU Child Guarantee: Practical lessons for effective interventions, UNICEF Innocenti provides a synthesis of findings of operational research on 15 pilot models of intervention for children and families in Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Italy. The goal of the report is to learn from the experiences in these four countries to inform the rollout of the Child Guarantee programme throughout Europe. The study provides lessons learned in three themes: laying the foundations for the Child Guarantee work at the national level; developing interventions at the local level; supporting the Child Guarantee at the EU level.