European Commission Communication: Towards an EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child

The European Commission proposes a strategy to effectively promote and safeguard the rights of the child in the European Union's internal and external policies and to support Member States' efforts in this field.

In this document, the European Commission proposes a strategy for protecting the rights of the child within the framework of the EU's internal and external policies. This strategy is based on the following specific objectives:

  • taking advantage of existing policies and instruments;
  • establishing the priorities of future EU action;
  • systematically taking the rights of the child into account in all EU external and internal policies ("mainstreaming");
  • ensuring efficient coordination and consultation mechanisms;
  • reinforcing competence and expertise on the rights of the child;
  • communicating more effectively on the rights of the child;
  • promoting the rights of the child in the field of external relations.

Download European Commission's communication here.