Tender call for the provision of international consultancy services to improve the Juvenile Justice system in Slovenia

16 August 2022 Juvenile Justice Slovenia

The Council of Europe is currently implementing a Project on “Improving the juvenile justice system in Slovenia” (Component I). It is aimed at supporting the Slovenian authorities in their efforts to improve the juvenile justice system in line with the latest European and international standards...

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Tender call for the provision of market research services to assess perceptions on child sexual abuse in Finland

4 August 2022 Finland Barnahus

The Council of Europe is currently implementing the Project “Ensuring child-friendly justice through the effective operation of the Barnahus-units in Finland”. It is co-financed by the EU Structural Reform Support Programme and implemented in close cooperation with the EU DG Reform and National...

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Tender call for the provision of national consultancy services for the Barnahus Finland project

1 August 2022 Barnahus Finland

The Council of Europe is currently implementing the Project “Ensuring child-friendly justice through the effective operation of the Barnahus-units in Finland”. It is co-financed by the EU Structural Reform Support Programme and implemented in close cooperation with the EU DG Reform and National...

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Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for the Rights of the Child kicks off implementation of the new Strategy

20 July 2022 Strasbourg

On 4-6 July 2022, the Steering Committee for the Rights of the Child (CDENF) held its first meeting under a new Strategy cycle in an online format. It notably initiated the implementation phase of the new Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2022-2027) by kicking off activities...

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GRETA calls on stepping up efforts to combat child trafficking and develop innovative approaches to protect children

GRETA 13 July 2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has published its annual report for 2021. In the report, GRETA’s president Helga Gayer stresses that child trafficking has continued to increase despite legislative and policy measures taken by states...

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Council of Europe checklist to protect children affected by refugee crisis from sexual abuse is now available in more languages

5 July 2022 Strasbourg

The Checklist prepared by the Lanzarote Committee’s Secretariat on the basis of the Committee’s urgent monitoring findings on “Protecting children affected by the refugee crisis from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse” is now available in Ukrainian and Romanian (in addition to English and...

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The Network of Focal Points on Migration discusses the situation of the people fleeing Ukraine and child-friendly procedures for children in migration

13 June 2022 Strasbourg

On 9-10 June 2022, the 5th meeting of the Network of Focal Points on Migration took place in a hybrid format, bringing together participants from relevant ministries dealing with migration issues from 40 member states. The meeting was chaired by the Special Representative on Migration and...

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Slovenian representatives visit Barnahus in Reykjavik and exchange experience on addressing child sexual abuse

Barnhaus Slovenia 25 May 2022 Reykjavik

On 24 May 2022, representatives from the Slovenian Barnahus, the Slovenian Ministry of Justice and the Slovenian Police visited the Barnahus in Reykjavik, Iceland. The purpose of the visit was to exchange experience and knowledge on the implementation of the Barnahus model to address child sexual...

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Webinar

Determining and evaluating the best interests and rights of children in parental separation and care proceedings

Conference of INGOs 25 May 2022 Strasbourg

CINGO Civil Society Committee on the Rights of the Child is organising a free webinar session with experts and thought leaders across Europe to explore perspectives and best practices for determining and evaluating the best interests and rights of children in parental separation and care...

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Discussing good practices of child and youth participation in Europe

CP4EUROPE 20 May 2022 Cork/Online

The European Union/Council of Europe Joint Project “CP4Europe - Strengthening National Child Participation Frameworks and Action in Europe” will hold a mid-term Conference "Child and Youth Participation for Europe" under the Irish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers and its theme: ’Hear...

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5th CJ/ENF-ISE meeting report is now available

Committee of Experts on the Rights and the Best interests of the child in parental separation and in care proceedings (CJ/ENF-ISE)

2-4 May 2022 Strasbourg

The report of the 5th meeting of the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in Parental Separation and in Care Proceedings (CJ/ENF-ISE) held on 2-4 May 2022 is now available. At this meeting, the experts reviewed in particular the structure and...

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First Barnahus for child victims of sexual abuse launched in Slovenia

Barnahus Project 10 May 2022 Strasbourg

The first Barnahus (Children’s House) of Slovenia for child victims of sexual abuse has been launched in Ljubljana with the active support of the EU Reform – Council of Europe joint project “Support the implementation of Barnahus in Slovenia - phase II” and the Norway Grants. Barnahus is a...

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Barnahus Slovenia project achievements presented at the closing conference

4 May 2022 Ljubljana

On 4 May 2022, the closing conference of the joint EU Reform – Council of Europe project to Support the implementation of Barnahus in Slovenia (phase II) took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The event offered a platform to take stock of the project’s achievements since its beginning in 2018 and...

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Council of Europe experts release guidance to protect Ukrainian refugees from traffickers

Anti-Trafficing Boby GRETA 4 May 2022 Strasbourg

New guidance from the Council of Europe’s anti-trafficking body GRETA will give European countries the advice they need to protect Ukrainian refugees from traffickers and to detect potential victims. The move comes following reports of suspected trafficking cases as the war causes an...

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Tender call for the provision of catering services and venues for Finland Barnahus project

2 May 2022 Barnahus Finland

The Council of Europe is currently implementing the Project “Ensuring child-friendly justice through the effective operation of the Barnahus-units in Finland”. It is co-financed by the EU Structural Reform Support Programme and implemented in close cooperation with the EU DG Reform and National...

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Upcoming meeting of CJ/ENF-ISE

Committee of Experts on the Rights and Best interests of the child in the context of parental separation and in care proceedings (CJ/ENF-ISE)

2-4 May Strasbourg

On 2-4 May 2022, the CJ/ENF-ISE will hold its 5th meeting and will discuss, inter alia, the content of a draft recommendation on the protection of the best interests of the child and his/her rights in parental separation situations and care proceedings, the planning for future consultations with...

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Digital devices should have built-in adult content blockers to protect children

PACE 26 April 2022 Strasbourg

All digital devices should have easy-to-use parental controls and tools for filtering and blocking pornographic material built into them by default in order to combat children's exposure to adult content, advocates the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly (PACE). These control tools should...

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Finland launches the Action Plan to implement the Lanzarote Convention

25 April 2022 Helsinki

On 25 of April 2022, the Finnish National Implementation Plan for the Lanzarote Convention (2022-2025) was launched in Helsinki. Finland signed the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention) in 2007 and ratified...

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Research and Gap Analysis report on Juvenile Justice in Slovenia is launched

22 April 2022 Ljubljana

On 14 April 2022, the EU-CoE Joint Project “Improving the juvenile justice system and strengthening the education and training of penitentiary staff in Slovenia” held its first roundtable to launch the development of a Research and Gap Analysis report which aims to identify the challenges and...

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Council of Europe assesses measures taken by states to protect children on the move from sexual abuse and exploitation

13 April 2022 Strasbourg

With Europe facing the second major refugee crisis in less than a decade, the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote Committee has published ten compliance reports evaluating legislation, services and other measures in place for the protection of children affected by the refugee crisis from sexual...

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