Building a Europe for and with children


The Council of Europe's transversal programme “Building a Europe for and with children” was launched in 2006 in response to a mandate resulting from the Third Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe (Warsaw, 2005).

The Council of Europe's Strategy on the rights of the child 2012-2015 proposes a vision for the Council of Europe's role and action in this field, taking into account the progress achieved during the previous policy cycles, the needs expressed by governments and the challenges identified by the international community.

In the current strategy the programme focuses on the following four strategic objectives:
1. promoting child-friendly services and systems;
2. eliminating all forms of violence against children;
3. guaranteeing the rights of children in vulnerable situations;
4. promoting child participation.

Strategy cycles:

Monaco Strategy: 2012-2015

Stockholm Strategy: 2009-2011 and Progress review

Initial strategy: 2006-2009