TUESDAY 5 APRIL 2016

Opening Ceremony

Moderator: Ms Deyana Kostadinova, Chief of the Cabinet to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria

Keynote Speech

High-level plenary session

Moderator: Ms Regína Jensdóttir, Council of Europe Co-ordinator on the Rights of the Child

Member States

Upholding the rights of the child in the current migration crisis

Protecting children against violence

Parallel side events

SIDE EVENT 1: Handbook on European law relating to the rights of children

Moderator: Mr Gianluca Esposito, Head of the Human Dignity and Equality Department, Council of Europe

SIDE EVENT 2: Strategies in Action – the Bulgarian experience

Parallel thematic sessions

SESSION 1: UPHOLDING THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN ON THE MOVE: LEARNING FROM THE “REFUGEE CRISIS”

Moderator: Mr George Moschos, Deputy Ombudsman for Children, Greece

Speakers:

Discussants :

  • Mr Fredrik Malmberg, Ombudsman for Children, Sweden; co-author of "The first report of the ENOC Task Force on Children on the Move"
  • Ms Antigoni Angelakis, NGO METAction, Greece

Young delegates report back

SESSION 2: CHILD-FRIENDLY JUSTICE: HEARING CHILDREN IN JUDICIAL PROCEDURES

Moderator: Ms Velina Todorova, Associate Professor, Institute for the State and the Law, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Speakers:

  • Mr Benoît van Keirsbilck, Director, Defence for Children International
  • Ms Verginia Micheva-Russeva, Deputy Minister of Justice, Bulgaria
  • Ms Margaret Tuite, European Commission Coordinator for the Rights of the Child
  • Ms Zuzana Fišerová, Chair of the Council of Europe’s European Committee on Legal Co-operation

Discussants:

Conclusions

SESSION 3: THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD: TAKING CHILD PARTICIAPTION TO A NEW LEVEL

Moderator: Ms Anne Crowley, Policy and Research Consultant, United Kingdom

Speaker:

Experts for working groups:

 

WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL 2016

SESSION 4: CHILDREN’S RIGHTS IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT: DESIGNING A CO-ORDINATED APPROACH THROUGH NATIONAL STRATEGIES

Moderator: Ms Elfa Ýr Gylfadóttir, Chair of the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Media and Information Society

Speakers:

Discussant:

  • Mr John Carr, Technical Adviser, European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online

SESSION 5: RADICALISATION OF CHILDREN: FINDING THE RIGHTS-BASED APPROACH

Moderator: Ms Audrey Osler, Professor, University College of Southeast Norway, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Speakers:

Discussant:

  • Mr Pat Dolan, UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement, University of Galway, Ireland

Young delegates report back

SESSION 6: TAKING MONITORING RESULTS FORWARD: FOLLOW-UP TO THE LANZAROTE COMMITTEE’S FIRST IMPLEMENTATION REPORT ON “THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AGAINST SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE CIRCLE OF TRUST”

Moderator: Mr Claude Janizzi, Chairperson of the Lanzarote Committee

Speakers:

Discussant:

  • Ms Turid Heiberg, Head of Unit, Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States

Young delegates report back

Conclusions by Mr Claude Janizzi

SESSION 7: THE UN STUDY ON VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN +10: PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES IN EUROPE

Moderator: Mr Ton Liefaard, UNICEF Chair and Professor of Children’s Rights, Leiden University, the Netherlands

Speakers:

Discussants:

SESSION 8: PUBLIC SPENDING AND THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD: CHILD BUDGETING

Moderator: Ms Laura Lundy, Professor of Education Law and Children’s Rights, Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom

Speakers:

Facilitators of working groups:

  • Ms Jana Hainsworth, Secretary General, Eurochild
  • Ms Ina Verzivolli, Director, State Agency for the Protection of Child Rights, Albania
  • Ms Anne Crowley, Policy and Research Consultant, United Kingdom

     

SESSION 9: NON-DISCRIMINAION OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND INTERSEX (LGBTI) YOUNG PEOPLE

Moderator: Mr Yuri de Boer, Policy Advisor, Council of Europe

Speakers:

Plenary Session

Moderator: Ms Ivanka Shalapatova, Executive Director, “For Our Children” Foundation, Bulgaria

Closing Session

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