Building a Europe for and with children

Building a child-friendly Europe:

Turning a vision into reality

Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child 2012-2015

 Under the Presidency of H.R.H. The Princess of Hanover 

Monaco, 20-21 November 2011



Sunday 20 November 2011
Opening ceremony
Building a Europe with children: young people build their future
  • Mr Kristinn Jóhannesson, Representative of the Young People's Constitution Project, Iceland
Building a child-friendly Europe: extending the achievements
Protecting children from all forms of violence
  • Ms Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Independent expert for the UN World Report on violence against children
  • Ms Najat Maalla M'jid, UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography
  • Mr Keith Whitmore, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
  • Ms Hijran Huseynova, Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children, Azerbaijan
  • Ms Margarita Popova, Minister of Justice, Bulgaria
  • Ms Monika Šimůnková, Government Commissioner for Human Rights, Czech Republic
  • Ms Claude Greff, State Secretary of Family, France
  • Ms Svetlana Sovilj, Adviser for the protection of children, Ministry for Health, Labour and Social Welfare, Montenegro
  • Mr Nicolae Ivăşchescu, State Secretary of Labour, Family and Social Protection, Romania
  • Mr Pavel Astakhov, Children's Rights Commissioner for the President of the Russian Federation, Administration of the President of the Russian Federation

Promoting child-friendly justice, social services and health care

  • Mr Philippe Narmino, Minister Plenipotentiary, Director of Judicial Services, Monaco
  • Mr Irakli Nadareishvili, Deputy Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, Georgia
  • Mr Ögmundur Jónasson, Minister of the Interior, Iceland
  • Ms Astri Aas-Hansen, State Secretary of Justice and the Police, Norway
  • Mr Stéphane Valéri, Government Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Monaco

Strengthening children's right to participate in decision making

Empowering children in vulnerable situations

  • Mr Spiro Ksera, Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Albania
  • Mr Riho Rahuoja, Deputy Secretary General on Family and Social Policy, Estonia
  • Ms Valentina Buliga, Minister of Labour, Social Protection and Family, Moldova
  • Mr Vyacheslav Kolomiets, Deputy Minister of Social Policy, Ukraine
  • Mr Raphaël Alomar, Governor, Council of Europe Development Bank

Empowering children through participation - Proposals from Japan after the triple disaster

  • Mr Akihiko Morita, Shokei Gakuin University and senior adviser of Save the Children, Japan
The council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2012-2015): turning a vision into reality
  • Ms Anica Djamic, Committee of Ministers Thematic Co-ordinator for Children, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Croatia to the Council of Europe
Finding the missing pieces: evaluating implementation of children's rights
  • Mr Philippe Boillat, Director General, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe
  • Ms Isabelle Berro-Lefèvre, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Monaco
  • Mr Luis Jimena Quesada, president of the European Committee of Social Rights (ESCR)
  • Mr Stefan Oeter, Chair of the committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
  • Ms Edita Ziobiene, Member of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention of the Protection of National Minorities, Ombudsperson for the children of Lithuania
  • Mr Jean-Charles Sacotte, Member of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
  • Mr Nicolas Le Coz, Chair of the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA)
  • Mr Bernard Gastaud, Member of the United Nations Committee on the Right of the Child
  • Mr Peter Newell, NGO Group for the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Bringing standards closer to children: co-operation and partnerships for sustainable action
  • Ms Anica Djamic, Committee of Ministers Thematic Co-ordinator for Children, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Croatia to the Council of Europe
  • Mr Steven Allen, Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, UNICEF
  • Mr Emmanuel Crabit, Head of Unit, Fundamental rights and rights of the child, Directorate General of Justice, European Commission
  • Ms Madi Sharma, Member of the Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee
  • Ms Maria Amor Estebanez, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
  • Mr Marek Michalak, Chair of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC), Ombudsman for the children of Poland
  • Ms Jenny Pearce, Professor of Young People and Public Policy, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Ms Ulla Armyr, Chair of Save the Children Europe Group
Monday 21 November
Workshop 1 - Making children the masters of the game: data protection and the new media environment
Workshop 2 - Empowering children through learning democratic citizenship and human rights education
Workshop 3 - Children's rights start at home: strong families for strong children
  • Mr Tony Ivens, Children in Wales, Chair of the Eurochild Family and Parenting Working Group, United Kingdom
  • Mr Jesper Juul, Author and Family therapist, Denmark
  • Ms Maria Herczog, Member of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, Chair of Eurochild
  • Mr Mary Crowley, President of the International Federation for Parent Education, United Kingdom
  • Ms Maria Filomena Gaspar, Coimbra University, Portugal
  • Ms Maria Josefa Rodrigo, Professor, Department of Developmental Psychology and Education, University of La Laguna, Spain
  • Ms Anniki Tikerpuu, Department of Children and Families, Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia
  • Ms Marie-Hélène Murat, child psychiatrist, Monaco
Conclusions of the Workshops

Closing session of the Conference