The Council of Europe protects and promotes the human rights of everyone, including children. Based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the European Convention on Human Rights and other legal standards, the Council of Europe promotes and protects the rights of 150 million children in Europe.
Strasbourg 16-17 May 2019
The first Regional Conference on the Council of Europe’s project to end online child sexual...
Vienna, Austria 13 May 2019
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Social Affairs Committee, meeting in...
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova 11 May 2019
The Council of Europe Office in Chisinau is participating in the European Day festivities in the...
Children's rights in the Southern Mediterranean
In the context of the political and economic reforms which have been taking place in the Southern Mediterranean over the last years, several countries in the region have expressed their interest in strengthening co-operation with the Council of Europe, notably in terms of child rights promotion and protection as specified in the Neighborhood Partnership priorities established with Morocco Neighbourhood partnership with Morocco, Tunisia Neighbourhood partnership with Tunisia, and Jordan Neighbourhood Partnership with Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
As such, relevant Council of Europe experience and expertise is made available as appropriate so as to further strengthen the reform process. This is based on the needs and priorities identified by and with the countries’ national authorities in areas where Council of Europe input can represent an added value.
Several actions have been organised to date, such as supporting the drafting and implementation of child protection integrated policies, child rights laws and thematic strategies (eg. children and new technologies, child participation); assisting in developing skills and expanding knowledge of national authorities, media representatives, lawyers, parents, children, trainers and educators, notably on child sexual abuse and exploitation; facilitating exchange of experiences and development of contacts at national, regional and international level; translating and adapting pertinent materials and tools.
- 1st Regional Conference addressing Online child sexual exploitation and abuse
- The Republic of Moldova celebrates European values
- Grant opportunities for awareness raising to prevent and combat Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
- HELP course on child-friendly justice launched in the Republic of Moldova
- Strengthening civil society participation in implementing and monitoring the Lanzarote Convention