Building a Europe for and with children

“Building a Europe for and with children – Towards a Strategy for 2009-2011”.

In the framework of the Swedish chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers and with the support of the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Council of Europe and the Swedish Government jointly organised a conference in Stockholm (8-10 September 2008) on the theme of “Building a Europe for and with children – Towards a Strategy for 2009-2011”. The conference  gathered representatives from governments, international organisations and institutions, NGOs and professional networks, parliamentarians, local authorities, ombudspersons, judges and children’s advocates as well as young people. Three technical seminars were held on the first day followed by high level plenary sessions on days two and three.

The Stockholm strategy – news, speeches, photos, conclusions by the chair, list of high-level signatures against all corporal punishment of children

Conference outline 

Conference programme in English and French 

Draft elements of the strategy 2009-2011

Seminar No. 1 – Violence against children: linking international co-operation to national strategies
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Seminar No. 2 – Meaningful and sustainable child participation
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Seminar No. 3 – Towards European guidelines on child-friendly justice: identifying core principles and sharing examples of good practice
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Swedish website on the conference