Committee of the Regions: OPINION - Local and Regional cooperation to protect the rights of the child in the European Union

The Committee notes that the objective to effectively respect the Rights of the Child cannot be achieved without a comprehensive partnership which includes all the actors concerned,

In this Opinion, the Committee of the Regions notes that the fundamental Rights of the Child represent a horizontal, cross-cutting issue, touching upon multiple dimensions, and must therefore be mainstreamed as a cross-cutting horizontal priority into all relevant European and national policies.

Among other points, the Committee calls on the Member States to pay more attention to ensuring the Rights of the Child, and on all relevant stakeholders to gather more complete sources of information and further improve the data collection and analysis techniques of the Rights of the Child indicators.

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