Policy position: Eurochild's proposal for the development of the EU's strategy on the rights of the child
In July 2006 a European Commission Communication paved the way for the development of an EU strategy on the rights of the child. It committed to developing “a comprehensive strategy to ensure the EU contributes to promoting and safeguarding children’s rights in all its internal and external actions and supports the efforts of Member States in this field”.
In this position paper, Eurochild:
- addresses the strengths and weaknesses in the implementation of the 2006 European Commission Communication;
- highlights the potential added-value of an EU child rights strategy;
- outlines our proposals on the content of the EU child rights strategy;
- suggests possible next steps.