The Council of Europe has three main missions: standard setting (international law), monitoring mechanisms, including binding mechanisms (to ensure that standards are reached and maintained) and co-operation activities (to address shortcomings).

These missions are often referred to as the Council of Europe’s dynamic triangle, which is part of the unique added value of the Organisation.

This triangle links together:

► the European standards for human rights, the rule of law and democracy which have been developed by the Council of Europe since 1949;

► the conclusions and recommendations of the Council of Europe’s monitoring bodies, which highlight the areas where improvements are needed, on the basis of the Organisation’s conventions;

► the co-operation programmes established largely on the basis of the monitoring conclusions in order to assist the beneficiaries in their efforts to apply Council of Europe standards.

Current cooperation projects in the Children’s Rights division:


We are entering into Phase II of the implementation of a Children’s House (Barnahus) a collaborative response model for child victims and witnesses of violence.


The EndOCSEA project seeks to address the contextual challenges identified at pan-European and country levels by promoting, facilitating and supporting national efforts and actions to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA).


The project aims to strengthen the capacity of authorities and professionals to prevent and protect children from sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and other forms of violence and to promote child-friendly practices in Georgia.

Republic of Moldova

The overall objective of the project is to support the Republic of Moldova by strengthening the State’s response to address child sexual exploitation and sexual abuse through an increased implementation and compliance of policies, legislation and practices, as well as by strengthening the capacities of relevant professionals.

 Office of the Directorate General of Programmes: Coordinating cooperation

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