Child Rights Action Group position paper for the future of the Steering Group for the European Forum on the Rights of the Child

The Children's Rights Action Group presented recommendations to the European Commission regarding the European Forum and Steering Group

CRAG remains committed to working with the European Commission and other external child rights stakeholders on the implementation of the 2006 and 2011 Communications; however the group presented specific recommendations which thet feel would improve the impact and effectiveness of the European Forum and Steering Group in particular. Among CRAG's recommendations:

  • The Forum should be clearly linked to the EU Agenda on Child Rights and its implementation.
  • The Steering Group should revert to their original vision “to be an “Advisory group” to the Commission for further design of policies and legislative actions”.
  • Children’s participation is desirable, but must be linked to organisations and networks that engage in meaningful participation of children at regional, national or local level.

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