Building a Europe for and with children

Launching Conference
Council of Europe Platform on Children's Rights
2 and 3 June in Strasbourg

The Council of Europe conference launched its new platform on children's rights on 2-3 June in Strasbourg. A priority item on the agenda was a discussion on the draft guidelines on integrated national strategies for the protection of children against violence. The Council of Europe platform on children's rights includes a network of focal points and representatives of civil society, ombudspersons, international organisations and experts, and  research institutions. Participants discussed follow-up in Europe to the UN Secretary General's study on violence against children with  Marta Santos Pais, UNSG Special Representative on Violence against Children.

Concept paper
Programme
Draft European policy guidelines
Conference conclusions
Suggestions for follow-up in Europe of the Rio Congress, by Jaep Doek
Speech Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Press release
Speech Peter Newell
Speech Marta Santos Pais