Building a Europe for and with children

UN High-Level Cross-Regional Meeting on the Protection of Children from Sexual Violence

The High-Level Cross-Regional Round Table on Violence against Children, convened each year by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, will this year be held at the Council of Europe headquarters on 18-19 June.
  Exhibition “Austerity Bites: Children’s Voices” introduces 32 short films made by children
The Council of Europe and the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC) launch an exhibition expressing children’s views on how the economic crisis and austerity measures affect them and their rights.
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Listen to Tam Baillie, ENOC Chair, talking to the Council of Europe
  Young people advise Council of Europe on the digital lives of children with disabilities
A brainstorming meeting on 21 April on the digital lives of children with disabilities confirmed need for further research
  Call for good practices on positive and non-violent parenting
To support the elimination of corporal punishment of children, the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the European Commission, aims to develop a repository of educational and awareness raising tools promoting positive and non-violent parenting. 
  Albania focuses on children’s rights
On 26 March 2015, a Round table on children’s right: combating violence against children, child-friendly justice, integrated strategies, will be held in Tirana, Albania, organised in the context of the Action Plan of the Committee of Ministers for Albania.
  11th Meeting of the Lanzarote Committee 16-19 March 2015, The Hague, Netherlands
The Lanzarote Committee will take part in a study visit organised by Europol at its headquarters on Monday 16 March 2015. This study visit will allow the Lanzarote Committee to know more about Europol’s activities against sexual exploitation and abuse of children. Following this visit, the Lanzarote Committee will hold its 11th meeting on 17-19 March 2015
Corporal punishment of children: Council of Europe finds France in breach of the European Social Charter
Strasbourg, 04.03.2015 – In a decision published today, the Council of Europe’s European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has found that the corporal punishment of children is not prohibited in a sufficiently clear, binding and precise manner under French law or case-law.
Fact sheet on corporal punishment

Progress towards prohibiting corporal punishment in Council of Europe member states
Press review on corporal punishment in France
  CPT report highlights standards for juveniles in detention
The Council of Europe anti-torture committee has issued it's annual report containing an update of the standards which the CPT uses when assessing the situation of juveniles who are deprived of their liberty under criminal legislation
Celebrating 25 years of the UN CRC:
25 years after the adoption of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child, here's how we've been working to promote and protect children's rights
"Growing with Children's Rights"
A Conference on the implementation of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child
“Keep me safe” from sexual violence: documentary

A Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child 2012-2015
Information booklet in English, French and other languages
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List of child-friendly materials
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European Day on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse
2nd meeting of the Committee of Experts on the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child, Strasbourg, 12-13 May 2015
Conference on handling child evidence, Tallinn, Estonia, 19-20 February 2015
Celebrate Safer Internet Day 2015 !
World Congress on Juvenile Justice, Geneva, 26-30 January 2015
Invitation to an exhibition on "Austerity bites: Children's Voices"
Brussels, 6-16 December 2014
Family Calendar 2015 out now ! Click here to order your copy
Council of Europe Side Event on “Guaranteeing children’s rights to participate: the big step needed”, New York,  19 November 2014, at the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations
New Committee to develop the next Strategy on Children's Rights. First meeting: 13-14 November 2014
Conference on Progress in protecting children's rights, Vilnius, 6-7 November 2014
Children and nationality
Council of Europe supports "Children's Rights Behind Bars" project
Protecting children’s rights in the digital world: an ever-growing challenge
Ukrainian launch of a children’s rights project
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