09 March 2021

Webinar on Cyber-bullying: Trends, prevention strategies and the role of law enforcement

1 March 2021 Strasbourg

Bullying is a worldwide problem, with negative and sometimes fatal consequences. The increased use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has taken bullying online and there is a blurring of the line between bullying offline and cyber-bullying. In addition, the anonymity of the...

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Animation on age assessment for children in migration is now available in three more languages

23 February 2021 Strasbourg

The video animation on age assessment for children in migration developed jointly by the Council of Europe and the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has been translated into Bambara, Wolof and Moroccan Arabic by the Spanish Ombudsperson’s Office. This animation seeks to inform children about...

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Ukraine amends legislation to stregthen child protection framework

22 February 2021 Strasbourg

On 18 February 2021, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the second reading Law no. 3055 “On amendments to some laws of Ukraine regarding the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (the Lanzarote Convention)”....

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Implementing ECHR judgments: New thematic factsheet on children's rights

12 February 2021 Strasbourg

On 10 February 2021, the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) published a new factsheet focusing on cases related to children. The factsheet summarises measures reported by 29 member states to safeguard and protect children’s rights in response to...

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For children, by children: “Learn about your rights in the digital environment”

9 February 2021 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the 18th edition of Safer Internet Day, we are happy to launch German, Portuguese, Romanian and Ukrainian versions of our leaflet “Learn about your rights in the digital environment”, which is a child-friendly and appealing presentation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)7 of the...

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Tender call - Expertise to support child consultations for the new Strategy for the Rights of the Child

12 January 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is currently in the process of drafting its new Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2022-2027) to guide the intergovernmental work carried out by the Steering Committee for the Rights of the Child (CDENF). Despite the difficulties posed by the COVID-19 crisis, the Council...

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“Listen – Act – Change”: launch of a new Council of Europe guide on children’s participation

15 January 2021 Strasbourg

At the beginning of this new year, we are pleased to remind you of the launch of our new publication to take place on Thursday, 21 January 2021: the Council of Europe Handbook on children’s participation “Listen – Act – Change” - a tool for all professionals working for and with children across...

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8-11 December 2020

Pilot Training on Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse for Judges, Prosecutors, and the National Police in Ukraine

22 December 2020 Strasbourg

The new training on online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA) for judges, prosecutors, and the national police in Ukraine, which was prepared by the EndOCSEA@Europe Project, was piloted on 8-11 December 2020 in Ukraine in cooperation with the CyberEast Project of the Council of Europe...

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Ireland ratifies the Lanzarote Convention

21 December 2020 Strasbourg

Ireland is the 48th country to become a Party to the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201). The Convention will enter into force as regards Ireland on 1 April 2021. More information on the ratification.

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Intervention of the Council of Europe Coordinator for the Rights of the Child at the final event of the Child-Friendly Justice - In Action Project

The journey of the Council of Europe child-friendly justice

7 December 2020 Webinar

On 2 December 2020, Ms Regína Jensdóttir, the Council of Europe Coordinator on Children’s Rights, delivered a keynote speech at the Final event of the Child-Friendly Justice – In Action Project on promoting child-friendly justice for child migrants in the EU. She presented the Council of Europe’s...

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“All on board – all online”: Council of Europe launches a new Handbook for policy makers on the rights of the child in the digital environment

10 Decembre 2020 Strasbourg

On 10 December 2020 - on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day - the Council of Europe held a webinar to launch a new tool: the Handbook for policy makers on the rights of the child in the digital environment. As 1 in 3 internet users worldwide are children, they represent a large...

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Protect children’s personal data in education setting

1 December 2020 Strasbourg

The digital environment shapes children’s lives in many ways, creating opportunities and risks to their well-being and enjoyment of human rights. This applies in every day life but also increasingly in education settings where tools designed for teaching, supervision, assessment of children are...

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CDENF: Outcome of the 2nd plenary meeting

23 November 2020 Strasbourg

The Steering Committee for the Rights of the Child (CDENF) concluded the first year of its mandate by holding its 2nd plenary meeting online on 16-18 November 2020, with over 100 participants, including high-level officials, engaging in discussions on the numerous topical subjects concerning...

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Webinar on Educational measures to prevent risks associated with child self-generated sexual images/videos, 12 November 2020

23 November 2020 Strasbourg

The topic of “Educational measures to prevent risks associated with child self-generated sexual images/videos” was addressed in a very informative and practical webinar which was organised by the Council of Europe Project EndOCSEA @ Europe and the Children’s Rights Division. It took place on 12...

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New video for children to raise awareness of their rights in age assessment procedures

20 November 2020 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the World’s Children’s Day marked today, the Council of Europe and the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), have launched an animation on age assessment of migrant children. Your browser does not support JavaScript! JavaScript is needed to display this video player! Age...

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Kiko’s exciting adventures continue in the digital age

20 November 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe project to End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse@Europe (EndOCSEA@Europe) is happy to announce the launch of the new adventures of our beloved character friend Kiko who is now discovering screens and the misuse of pictures in the online environment in the video and...

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6th European Day on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

18 November 2020 Council of Europe, Strasbourg

On the occasion of the 6th European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (18 November 2020), the following joint statement was made by: The Greek Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, outgoing Chair of the Council of Europe’s...

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16-18 November 2020

Second plenary meeting of the Child Rights Committee

16 November Strasbourg (online)

The Steering Committee for the Rights of the Child (CDENF) will conclude the first year of its mandate by holding its second plenary meeting online on 16-18 November 2020. During three days, the governments and observer organisations represented on the Committee will discuss a number of important...

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Deadline for application - 18 December 2020

Hear, hear! Secondment opportunities in the field of children’s rights

10 November 2020 Strasbourg

The Children’s Rights Division is looking for 2 Programme Advisors with relevant professional experience and proven practical track record in the field of children’s rights to join its dynamic team and contribute to the intergovernmental and monitoring work. Namely, the first seconded official...

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New digital parenting guide by the Council of Europe

6 November 2020 Strasbourg

To foster and concretely support positive digital parenting approaches, the Council of Europe has published a new guidance tool on "Parenting in the digital age" containing “positive parenting strategies for different scenarios”. The guide promotes the idea that positive parenting practices,...

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