Eurochild Assessment: The European Commission's 2011 Report on the application of the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights and its contribution to protecting children's rights in the EU
The second annual Report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights was published by the European Commission on 16 April. The Report is part of the Commission’s Strategy on the effective implementation of the Charter and aims to better inform citizens on the application of the Charter and to measure progress in its implementation.
Children’s rights have a dedicated section within the Equality title, and are considered across the other 5 titles of the Charter: Dignity, Freedoms, Solidarity, Citizen’s Rights and Justice.
Eurochild sees the Report as an important reference document to provide information on how the rights of the Charter are upheld by the EU and the member states. With regards to children’s rights we believe however the Report could provide a broader picture on how the rights of the child are being taken into account across EU and member states actions.