National Coalition for the implementation of the UN-Convention on the the Rights of the Child in Germany
Response of the "German National Coalition for the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child" to questions relating to previous initiatives taken by the Commission:
- The 2006 Commission Communication "Towards an EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child" establishes a comprehensive EU 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. What is your overall assessment of the Communication?
- The EU has an obligation to abstain from acts violating children's rights, and to take them into account wherever relevant in the conduct of its own policies (mainstreaming). The Commission has put in place a number of instruments, including legislative action, soft law, financial assistance and exchanges of best practice to take specific action to safeguard and promote children's rights in line with the Treaties and in respect of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality. What is your overall assessment of these outputs?