The Children’s Rights Coordinators provide the link between the Council of Europe’s Programme “Building a Europe for and with Children” and the key actors in the field of children’s rights at national level. The National Coordinators are government officials responsible for children’s rights issues or policies at national and/or international level. Governments can also consider entrusting this role to independent institutions, provided that the person appointed can effectively play the role.

The role and key functions of the coordinators include the following: