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Looking for English-speaking consultants specialised in Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (OCSEA)

In that context, the Children’s Rights Division and the Cybercrime Office (C-PROC) in Bucharest, Romania, are looking for English-speaking providers for the provision of consultancy services on the prevention and the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse when...

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Call for tender: Purchase of consultancy services on the protection of the best interests of the child in care proceedings

31 July 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the rights and best interests of the child in parental separation and in care proceedings (CJ/ENF-ISE) is tasked, in the biennium 2020-2021, with developing guidelines or other policy instruments or practical tools for member states and other...

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Call for tender: international intellectual consultancy services for the establishment and operation of Barnahus in Slovenia and the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse

27 July 2020 Slovenia

The Council of Europe launches a tender to establish a pool of experts for the joint EU DG Reform-Council of Europe project on Supporting implementation of Barnahus in Slovenia, phase II (13 December 2019-12 December 2021) in the following fields of expertise: Lot 1: Analysis and review of legal,...

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First meeting of the Steering Committee of the Council of Europe Project Combating violence against children in Ukraine

16 July 2020 Ukraine

On 16 July 2020 the Council of Europe project Combating violence against children in Ukraine held its first Steering Committee meeting to bring together the main actors to discuss the project activities and the way forward, as well as suggest adjustments if needed. The meeting was held online...

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Publication of the “So this is sexual abuse?” booklet, laid out in eight languages

9 July 2020 Strasbourg

Within the scope of the Council of Europe Project to “End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse@Europe” a child-friendly version of the Lanzarote Convention, titled “So this is sexual abuse?” has been produced in partnership with children, facilitated by Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation. ...

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Second implementation report on the Strategy on the Rights of the Child (2016-2021) now public

2 July 2020 Strasbourg

On the 1st of July 2020, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted the 2nd implementation report on the Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021); which covers the period between July 2017 and December 2020. The report presents an overview of progress achieved by member...

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Launch of handbook on Family reunification for refugee and migrant children

2 July 2020 Strasbourg

The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees, Ambassador Drahoslav Štefánek, is launching the handbook “Family reunification for refugee and migrant children - standards and promising practices”. The handbook focuses on the reunification of families with children,...

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Sexual violence against children is an ongoing pandemic: 10th anniversary of Lanzarote Convention

1 July 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Convention for the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse (known as the “Lanzarote Convention”) celebrates its 10th anniversary since entering into force. “It is quite common these days to wish each other to ‘keep safe’. But millions of...

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European preparatory meeting for the 2021 World Congress on Justice with Children

30 June Strasbourg

On 29 June 2020, the Council of Europe took part in the European preparatory meeting for the 2021 World Congress on Justice with Children, organised by Terre des hommes. The relevance of the Council of Europe Guidelines for Child Friendly Justice was yet again at the centre of attention. Emphasis...

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First meeting of the Steering Committee of the Council of Europe Project Combating violence against children in the Republic of Moldova

30 June 2020 Moldova

On 30 June 2020 the Council of Europe project Combating violence against children in the Republic of Moldova held its first Steering Committee meeting to bring together the main actors to discuss the project activities, the results achieved in the first three month of the implementation and the...

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The Council of Europe participates in the European preparatory meeting for the World Congress on Justice with Children

26 June 2020 Strasbourg

A European preparatory meeting for the World Congress on Justice with Children takes place on 29 June 2020. It aims to define priorities and trends in Europe which can be brought to the World Congress. Representatives of the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the FRA, civil society and...

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Council of Europe Committee on the rights of the child explores responses to violence against children and relevant challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic

23 June 2020 Strasbourg

The Steering Committee for the Rights of the Child (CDENF) is about to make headway in its work on preventing violence against children, through two meetings taking place this week: At their first meeting on 23-24 June, experts on the Working group on Violence against children will examine...

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New deadline: Call for tenders for the provision of intellectual consultancy services on gender equality, violence against women and domestic violence, trafficking in human beings and children's rights in the Southern Mediterranean

23 June 2020 Strasbourg

Please note that the deadline for this call for tenders has been extended to 31 August 2020 (previous deadline 30 June 2020) Since the launch, in 2011, of the Council of Europe's policy towards neighbouring regions, particular attention has been paid to the promotion of European and international...

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Call for tenders

16 June 2020 Moldova

The Council of Europe is currently implementing the project “Combating violence against children in the Republic of Moldova”. The project aims to support the Republic of Moldova to effectively implement the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of children against sexual exploitation and...

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Europe risks seeing a rise in child labour

12 June 2020 Strasbourg

As the world celebrates the World Day against Child Labour, it is important to remember that child labour continues to be a reality in Europe. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), 152 million children are still engaged in child labour, accounting for almost one in ten of all...

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The Council of Europe launched two flagship HELP courses in the Republic of Moldova

9 June 2020 Moldova

On 4-5 June 2020 the Council of Europe launched two flagship HELP courses on child-friendly justice and family law and human rights in cooperation with the Lawyers Union in the Republic of Moldova and the National Institute of Justice respectively. The launch of the courses has been made...

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Results of the third meeting of the Steering Committee of the Council of Europe Project to “End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse@Europe” (EndOCSEA@Europe)

05 June 2020 Strasbourg

On 27 May 2020, the Council of Europe Children’s Rights Division, the Cybercrime Office in Bucharest (C-PROC) and the Fund to End Violence Against Children opened the third meeting of the Steering Committee of the project End OCSEA@Europe. This meeting was added to the project’s planning and was...

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World Environment Day: children need a healthy environment to fully enjoy their rights

5 June 2020 Strasbourg

On 5 June, activists and supporters celebrate World Environment Day. Children’s rights are connected in many important ways to environmental issues: Health and life: Children’s rights to health, life and development are enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Articles 6 and 24...

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Slovenia prepares a Law on Barnahus

4 June 2020 Slovenia

To celebrate the International Innocent Children Victim Day, the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia launched a public consultation process for the draft Law on Barnahus in Slovenia. Barnahus is a leading European model for a child-friendly, interdisciplinary and interagency response...

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

29 May 2020 Strasbourg

On 1 June, which is celebrated as International Children’s Day in a number of Council of Europe member states, a new product on the rights of the child in the digital environment is being made available to children and young people under the age of 18. The leaflet “Learn about your rights in the...

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