Key messages regarding the consultation on a European Commission Communication on the Rights of the Child (2011-2014)
The 2006 Communication “Towards an EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child” promised to develop a comprehensive strategy to ensure the European Union contributes to promoting and safeguarding children’s rights in all its internal and external actions and supports the efforts of the Member States in this field.
In this paper, CRAG shows its disappointment by the consultation document and concerns about its overall direction and limited scope. CRAG calls on the European Commission to produce the ambitious Strategy promised and deliver a framework for EU action on child rights, setting strategic objectives to guide the different DGs on how to follow up with specific action. The Strategy should align action taken at EU level with action of Member States at national level and include child participation.