Building a Europe for and with children

"Tackling violence in schools" - High-level Expert meeting
Oslo, 27-28 June 2011

27.06.2011 - The High-Level Expert Meeting is jointly organised by the Norwegian Royal Ministry of Education and Research, The Norwegian Royal Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, the Norwegian Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Council of Europe and the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children. The European Wergeland Centre is a co–partner. The meeting will pursue the following objectives:

• to share recent global and European data and research in combating violence against children in schools;
• to consolidate the various national and international methodologies, strategies, initiatives and good practices, including human rights and democratic citizenship education, to make schools free from violence;
• to identify instruments, methods and recommendations for the follow-up work of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, to prevent and address violence against children in schools, and
• to define the role that the Council of Europe could further play in addressing violence in schools via its future Strategy on the Rights of the Child (2012-2015).

The conclusions and recommendations from the High-Level Expert Meeting will inform the follow-up process to the UN Study on Violence against Children promoted by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, and feed into the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child (2012-2015) to be adopted by the Committee of Ministers in early 2012.


The High-Level Expert Meeting will bring together around 40 to 50 participants including representatives from regional organisations, international experts, individual countries as well as children and youth with experience in or commitment to the development of integrated national strategies, policies and programmes to combat violence against children in schools.

* Concept paper of the meeting

* Programme