EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child

Protection and promotion of the rights of the child is one of the objectives of the European Union. All policies and actions with an impact on children must be designed, implemented and monitored in line with the best interests of the child. DG Justice has a coordination role on the rights of the child among the Commission’s services. Through the children’s rights coordinator and an inter-service group, it cooperates with other services of the Commission to make sure that the rights of the child take a prominent role in all relevant policies and actions. For further information: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/fundamental-rights/rights-child/index_en.htm

Februrary 2011 – an EU agenda for the rights of the child

The EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child aims to reinforce the full commitment of the EU – as enshrined in the Treaty of Lisbon and the Charter of Fundamental Rights – to promote, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in all relevant EU policies and actions. This agenda includes 11 concrete actions where the EU can contribute in an effective way to children’s well-being and safety.