Eurochild publishes priorities for the Latvian Presidency of the European Union

The document identifies opportunities to put children higher on the political agenda

Eurochild has put together a set of priorities it recommends to the current Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union. Latvia is responsible for setting the agenda and chairing all Council of Ministers meetings for the first half of 2015, and as such has influence over the EU’s agenda.

In our suggestions Eurochild prioritised issues for children’s rights and well-being that are on EU’s political agenda (e.g. child protection; de-institutionalisation); as well as opportunities to put children higher on the political agenda (for instance in the economic governance cycle).

Latvia took over the presidency of the European Union on 1 January 2015 and will pass it on to Luxembourg on 1 July.

Read the document here.

For more information please contact Eurochild's Advocacy & Parliamentary Officer Reka Tunyogi at reka.tunyogi(at)eurochild(dot)org