Building a Europe for and with children

Committee of Ministers recommendations


• Recommendation CM/Rec(2012)2 on the participation of children and young people under the age of 18


•  Recommendation CM/Rec(2011)12 on children’s rights and social services friendly to children and families


•  Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)8 on youth information

•  Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)7 on the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education

•  Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)2 on deinstitutionalisation and community living of children with disabilities


•  Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)13 on the nationality of children

•  Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)10 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on integrated national strategies for the protection of children from violence

•  Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)9 on the education and social inclusion of children and young people with autism spectrum disorders

•  Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)5 on measures to protect children against harmful content and behaviour and to promote their active participation in the new information and communications environment 


•  Recommendation CM/Rec(2008)11 on the European Rules for juvenile offenders subject to sanctions or measures

•  Recommendation CM/Rec(2008)6 on measures to promote the respect for freedom of expression on information with regard to Internet filters.

See also the: Background report to the recommendation

•  Recommendation CM/Rec(2008)4 on strengthening the integration of children of migrants and of immigrant background



•  Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)13 on gender mainstreaming in education

•  Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)9 on life projects for unaccompanied migrant minors


• Recommendation Rec(2006)19 on policy to support positive parenting / See also the recommendation's explanatory report

• Recommendation Rec(2006)12 on empowering children in the new information and communications environment

• Recommendation Rec(2006)5 on the Council of Europe Action Plan to promote the rights and full participation of people with disabilities in society: improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in Europe 2006-2015

• Recommendation Rec(2006)1 on the role of national youth councils in youth policy development

2005 -2002   

• Recommendation Rec(2005)5 on the rights of children living in residential institutions

• Recommendation Rec(2004)13 on the participation of young people in local and regional life

• Recommendation Rec(2003)20 concerning new ways of dealing with juvenile delinquency and the role of juvenile justice

•  Recommendation Rec(2002)12 on education for democratic citizenship

•  Recommendation Rec(2002)8 on child day-care

•  Recommendation Rec(2002)5 on the protection of women against violence

2001 -1998    

•  Recommendation Rec(2001)16 on the protection of children against sexual exploitation

• Recommendation Rec(2001)10 on the European Code of Police Ethics

• Recommendation Rec(2000)20 on early psychosocial intervention in the prevention of criminality

• Recommendation Rec(2000)11 on action against trafficking in human beings for the purpose of sexual exploitation

• Recommendation No. R (2000) 4 on the education of Roma/Gypsy children in Europe


• Recommendation No. R (98) 8 on children's participation in family and social life

• Recommendation No. R (98)1 on family mediation

• Recommendation No. R (97) 19 on the portrayal of violence in the electronic media

• Recommendation No. R (97) 13 concerning intimidation of witnesses and the rights of defence

• Recommendation No. R (94) 14 on coherent and integrated family policies

• Recommendation No. R (93) 2 on the medico-social aspects of child abuse

• Recommendation No. R (91) 11 on sexual exploitation, pornography and prostitution of and trafficking in, children and young adults

• Recommendation No. R  (91) 9 on emergency measures in family matters

1990- 1985       

• Recommendation No. R (90) 2 on social measures concerning violence in the family

• Recommendation No. R (88) 6 on social reactions to juvenile delinquency among young people coming from migrant families

• Recommendation No. R (87) 21 on assistance to victims and the prevention of victimisation

• Recommendation No. R (87) 20 on social reactions to juvenile delinquency

• Recommendation No. R (85) 4 on violence in the family