Building a Europe for and with children

9th Council of Europe Conference of Health Ministers



29-30 September, Lisbon European health ministers have discussed a child-friendly approach to healthcare. On the agenda: access to health care, children's rights in health care and child participation. The conference built on a survey conducted with over 2000 children in 21 European countries on their perception of healthcare and a set of guidelines on child-friendly healthcare. Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Maud de Boer-Buquicchio and Portuguese Health Minister Mr Paulo Macedo participated to the event.

More information:

Final declaration


Speech of the Deputy Secretary General


Press release


Reportage by the Council of Europe "Child friendly healthcare examined by Health Ministers in Lisbon"