Positive parenting

Children in residential institutions

Family Policy Database

Committee of Experts on social policy for families and children (CS-SPFC)

European Committee for Social Cohesion (CDCS)

Ministerial Conferences

Ministerial Conference Vienna, 16-17 June 2009

Co-operation Activities



Council of Europe Programme "Building a Europe for and with children"


Joint Programme
"Enforcing the Rights of the Child and
 Re-integrating Children at Risk into Society"
Russia 2007-2008

The aim of this joint programme was to contribute to the development of an effective system of rights protection and social re-integration of children at risk in the Russian Federation. The programme focused mainly on children living in families in difficulty, in care institutions, vagrant children and delinquent minors.

A team of local and European consultants (specialists in child protection and family counselling, juvenile court judges and psychologists) worked together with Russian state bodies, institutions for children and NGOs during training seminars and study trips to other Council of Europe member states. More than 700 specialists from 26 Russian regions were trained in this way.

The joint programme results, conclusions and expert recommendations are found in Children at Risk in Russia: Problems and Solutions.

Link to the Russian version