Call for consultants: Baseline Mapping: End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @Europe

13 February 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Project End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @ Europe supports member States to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse. The project, which is implemented in the framework of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child...

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Supporting Safer Internet Day 2019: Together for a better Internet

5 February 2019 Global

For the 5th consecutive year, the Council of Europe is supporting the Safer Internet Day Campaign. Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, each February to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology,...

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Starting the process to adapt the Council of Europe HELP course on child-friendly justice into Moldovan legal order

29 January 2019 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

A preparatory workshop for the adaptation of the Council of Europe HELP course on child-friendly justice into Moldovan legal order was organised on 25 January in Chisinau with the National Institute of Justice of the Republic of Moldova. This workshop is the first step towards launching the HELP...

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Project launched on protecting children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse in the Republic of Moldova

28 January 2019 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

The Council of Europe organised its first planning meeting of the steering committee for the project on Protecting children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse in the Republic of Moldova on 23 January 2019 in Chisinau. In his welcoming remarks, the State Secretary of the Ministry of...

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Council of Europe launches Handbook on child-friendly information for children in migration

18 December 2018 Strasbourg

Children in migration have the right to be informed about their rights and the procedures affecting them. Such information is crucial uphold the child’s right to be heard and to participate in procedures affecting them. Children in migration face additional barriers in access to information that...

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Roundtable on “Delivering real change: effectively protecting refugee and migrant children’s rights”

13-14 December 2018 Strasbourg

Because they are one of the most vulnerable groups of people in Europe, refugee and migrant children are a particular concern for the Council of Europe when it comes to defending children’s rights. In association with the Special Representative, the Children’s rights division has therefore...

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Exchange of views between the Chair of CAHENF and the Committee on Bioethics

22 November 2018 Strasbourg

On 22 November, Ms Maria-Andriani Kostopoulou, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Rights of the Child (CAHENF) took part in an exchange of views at the invitation of the Council of Europe Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO), in the context of the preparation by DH-BIO of a strategic action plan....

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Celebrating Universal Children’s Day

20 November 2018 Strasbourg

"On 20 November, we mark Universal Children’s Day. This is an opportunity to promote the rights of children around the world, and particularly in our member States, and raise awareness with regard to the plight of the many children in vulnerable situations and in need of protection. The...

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Joint statement issued by 5 member states (Andorra, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco and Slovenia) and supported by 37 others

16 November 2018 Strasbourg

On 18 November, the Council of Europe celebrates the European Day for the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. Unfortunately, this problem persists. About one in five children in Europe are victims of some form of sexual violence before reaching the age of 18. This...

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End online child sexual exploitation and abuse @ Europe: job opening

12 November 2018 Bucharest, Romania

The Council of Europe project to End online child sexual exploitation and abuse @ Europe is a multilateral project involving all Council of Europe member states and with a thematic focus involving ten countries. The project will contribute to protect the rights of children by implementing a...

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5th plenary meeting of the Ad hoc Committee for the Rights of the Child (CAHENF)

16-18 October 2018 Strasbourg

The Ad hoc Committee for the Rights of the Child (CAHENF) will hold its 5th meeting in Strasbourg from 16 to 18 October 2018, with Mme Maria-Andriani Kostopoulou (Greece) in the chair. Representatives from Council of Europe member States and representatives of international and European...

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Georgia launches the Council of Europe HELP course on Child-friendly justice

15 October 2018 Tbilissi, Georgia

The Council of Europe HELP course on Child-friendly justice was officially launched in Tbilisi, Georgia in partnership with the Chief Prosecutors Office and the Georgian Bar Association. Mr Giorgi Gabitashvili, Deputy Chief Prosecutor of Georgia, stated in his opening speech that child-friendly...

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Slovenia adopts a declaration on the creation of a Children’s House for child victims of sexual abuse

10 October 2018 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Representatives of Slovenian authorities have signed and adopted the Declaration on the creation of a Barnahus (Children’s House) for child victims of sexual abuse in Slovenia. The declaration was signed by the Slovenian Minister of Justice Andreja Katič; Minister of Family, Labour, Social...

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2nd Meeting of the Group of Experts on responses to violence against children (CAHENF-VAC)

18-19 September 2018 Strasbourg

Closely related to the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021) and the Policy guidelines on integrated national strategies for the protection of children from violence, the Group of Experts on responses to violence against children (CAHENF-VAC) held its second meeting...

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ENOC Conference and AGM: Mental health of children on the move

19 September 2018 Paris, France

The Head of Division and Programme co-ordinator for Children's rights at Council of Europe, Ms Regina Jensdottir, will participate in the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC) Annual Conference and General Assembly meeting. The main topic of discussion is the mental health of...

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Anti-torture Committee visits transit zones on the Hungarian / Serbian border

18 September 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its most recent visit to Hungary from 20 to 26 October 2017, together with the response of the Hungarian authorities. The main objective of the...

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Albania should continue improving child protection and inclusion of persons with disabilities

13 September 2018 Strasbourg

“The protection of children and inclusion of persons with disabilities has improved in Albania, but the authorities still have to address remaining shortcomings”, said today Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing the report on her visit to the country...

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20th anniversary of Children’s Houses

5 September 2018 Reykjavik, Iceland

The 20th anniversary of the Barnahus (Children’s House), a Council of Europe-promoted model to address child sexual abuse by coordinating parallel criminal and social welfare investigations in a child-friendly and safe environment, was marked at an event in Reykjavík, Iceland. The first Barnahus...

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Call for applications : Child consultations on age assessment procedures in the context of immigration and asylum procedures

26 July 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe has launched a call for applications to implement child consultations with children who have experienced age assessment in the context of immigration or asylum procedures. The consultations will focus on the rights of the child that should govern age assessment and how these...

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Submit your examples of good practices on child-friendly procedures in the migration context

23 July 2018 Strasbourg

The Office of the Special Representative on migration and refugees is looking for examples of good or promising practices of migration-related procedures that are child-friendly. Selected examples will be published in a compilation of good practices being prepared under the Council of Europe...

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