Closing conference of the EndOCSEA@EUROPE Project

Fighting OCSEA with new standards and policies, more research, knowledge and targeted awareness raising tools

15 June 2021 ENDOCSEA

The Council of Europe Project to End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @ Europe (EndOCSEA@Europe) Closing Conference will take place online on 17 June organised as part of Together to #ENDviolence, as an affiliate event of the Solutions Summit Series. Three webinars will bring to light...

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Council of Europe Regional Conference

Improving operational capacities to tackle online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA)

9 June 2021 EndOCSEA

The Council of Europe Project to End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @ Europe (EndOCSEA@Europe) launched its new training package for law enforcement, judges and prosecutors to improve their operational capacities in tackling OCSEA in an online Regional Conference on 3-4 June 2021. The...

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Pilot training on online child sexual abuse and exploitation for judges, prosecutors and the national police

2 June 2021 Online

On 25 – 26 May 2021 the Council of Europe regional project End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @ Europe (EndOCSEA@Europe) and project on Combating violence against children in the Republic of Moldova held a training on “Online child sexual abuse and exploitation (OCSEA)” for police,...

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Council of Europe projects in the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine mark the International Children’s Day

1 June 2021 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the International Children’s Day (1 June), the Council of Europe cooperation projects have organised a series of activities to raise awareness on children’s rights, child abuse (including in the digital environment), and prevention measures, with a focus on sensitizing children...

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1 June 2021

Council of Europe to contribute to the UNCRC Day of General Discussion 2021 on children's rights and alternative care

25 May 2021 Strasbourg

On 1 June 2021, the Council of Europe Committee for the Rights of the Child (CDENF) is organising an online Regional Discussion on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care to contribute to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Day of General Discussion (DGD) on this theme. The event...

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Integrated support services to boost well-being of children will pay off in the future, says Icelandic Minister

18 May 2021 Strasbourg

“When families seek support for their children, they often feel like they are in a maze, walking in impasses, obliged to tell their story from the beginning every time and to co-ordinate the work of specialists they sometimes do not fully understand,” said Icelandic Minister of Social Affairs and...

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CDENF 3rd Plenary meeting, 18-20 May 2021

Draft Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child to be examined at the CDENF plenary meeting

12 May 2021 Strasbourg

On 18-20 May 2021, the Steering Committee for the Rights of the Child (CDENF) will hold its 3rd plenarymeeting in an online format. The Committee will primarily focus on examining the first draft of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2022-2027) prepared in transversal and...

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COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS ON THE RIGHTS AND THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD IN PARENTAL SEPARATION AND IN CARE PROCEEDINGS (CJ/ENF-ISE)

CJ/ENF-ISE Report of 3rd Meeting

4 May 2021 Strasbourg

On 14-15 April 2021, 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 its 3rd meeting to examine its draft feasibility studies on the best interest of the child in parental separation...

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Committee of Ministers calls on member states to intensify their efforts to protect children’s privacy in the digital environment, particularly in COVID-19 context

29 April 2021 Strasbourg

Member states should enhance safeguarding measures in processing personal data of children, notably health-related data and data collected in education settings, to minimise potential adverse effects, including the public identification of a child as a COVID-19 carrier, said the Council of...

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Annual activity report 2020

Protection of the rights of the child remained high on the agenda of Commissioner for Human Rights

23 April 2021 Strasbourg

“The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the erosion of the democratic fabric of our society on which the protection of human rights ultimately depends… The pandemic has revealed with tragic clarity the many and growing inequalities that exist in our countries”, warned Council of Europe...

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Barnahus Law in Slovenia adopted unanimously

6 April 2021 Strasbourg

26 March 2021, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Law on Child Protection in Criminal Proceeding and their comprehensive treatment in Barnahus (Zakon o zaščiti otrok v kazenskem postopku in njihovi celoviti obravnavi v otroškem domu), or the Barnahus Law, the first of...

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Secretary General addresses the Lanzarote Committee

31 March 2021 Strasbourg

On 29 March 2021, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Marija PEJČINOVIĆ BURIĆ addressed the Lanzarote Committee at the opening of its 31st plenary meeting. The Secretary General underscored the importance of the Lanzarote Convention in protecting children from sexual exploitation...

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29 March - 1 April 2021

31st meeting of the Lanzarote Committee

26 March 2021 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Marija PEJČINOVIĆ BURIĆ will address the Lanzarote Committee at the opening of its 31st plenary meeting to be held online on 29 March – 1 April 2021. During this meeting the Committee will also hold an exchange of views with the UN Special...

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6th Project Steering Committee meeting

Barnahus Slovenia project discusses achieved results and way forward

23 March 2021 Online

On 18 March 2020, the Steering Committee of the joint EU Reform – Council of Europe project to Support the implementation of Barnahus in Slovenia (phase II) took place virtually and was chaired by Mr Matic Zupan, State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice of Slovenia. The Steering Committee...

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COVID-19 and Children’s Rights: Overcoming education challenges

22 March 2021 Online

The Steering Committee for the Rights of the Child (CDENF) has launched a series of three webinars to have an exchange on the most urgent challenges related to children’s rights in the context of COVID-19 pandemic. The first edition titled “Overcoming education challenges” was held online on 22...

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Barnahus Virtual Study Tour: models in Norway, Iceland and Linköping (Sweden)

9 March 2021 Online

In the framework of the joint Council of Europe - European Union Structural Reform Support Programme (DG REFORM) project “Support the Implementation of Barnahus/Children’s House in Slovenia” phase II, a Virtual Study Tour for members of the Slovenian Parliament took place on 9 March 2021. The aim...

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Children's rights and International Women's Day

8 March 2021 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the International Women's Day (8 March), the Chairpersons of the Council of Europe Steering Committee for the Rights of the Child (CDENF) and the Committee of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote...

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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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Launch of the new European Union - Council of Europe joint Project CP4EUROPE

Europe gets ready to strengthen national child participation frameworks and action

1 April 2021 Strasbourg

Today in the framework of the European Commission’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC), the Children’s Rights Division of the Council of Europe and its Partners from the Czech Republic, Finland, Iceland, Portugal and Slovenia, have launched the new EU-CoE joint Project “CP4EUROPE -...

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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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