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"

Consultation with children and parents

In October 2005, 21 young people from 19 European countries and their parents gathered together at the Council of Europe invitation to discuss positive parenting and approaches to a non-violent upbringing. Parents as well as children were very interested in discussing these issues and willing to share their own experiences and eager to look for solutions. There was also an evident common interest among adults and children to communicate and to understand each other. Both children and adults were very clear about the negative consequences that arise when parents physically punish their children and that the only way forward is to break the cycle of violence and to promote a culture of mutual respect where both children and adults respect each other.

The results of this event will be an input to the present work of the Committee of Experts on Children and Families and will be presented to the Lisbon Ministerial Conference. A regular consultation of children and parents is under consideration.



Photo Gallery

Opening ceremony
Parents workshop
Children workshop
Posters made by the children
 Views on Positive Parenting and Non-Violent Upbringing