The 24th of March 2021 was an important date for the rights of the child as the European Commission adopted its first encompassing EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child aimed at mainstreaming children’s rights across 6 thematic areas.
Alongside 23 organisations, COFACE welcomes the Strategy as an important step for the realisation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in EU’s internal and external’s actions. We also welcome the Commission’s efforts to ensure that the Strategy was developed in consultation with children, as well as the creation of child-friendly versions of the document and the recognition that all children are equal and agents of change playing a leading role in society. Our joint recommendations aim at ensuring that its implementation leaves no child behind and to support the upcoming Council conclusions.
In order for the Child Rights Strategy to fulfill its ambitions for all children, it is essential that children and civil society organizations representing them stay involved in its implementation and monitoring at the EU and national level.
Please read our joint reaction to the Strategy and recommendations, here.