Committee of the Regions - STUDY - Local and regional cooperation to protect the rights of the child in the EU

Local and regional authorities perspectives are essential to improve the Rights of the Child Indicators, developed by the Fundamental Rights Agency

The most effective method of improving the Rights of the Child Indicators to take better into account local and regional perspectives would be to produce another version of the Indicators tailored to the competences and special interests of local and regional authorities (LRAs), sates the Committee of the Regions.

This paper is a first step in that direction. Best practice examples are given from eight locations. The entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon and the designation of 2010 as the European Union Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion offer great opportunities for the Committee of the Regions and LRAs to use the indicators.

Download study in this link.