European Union External Action

Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021)

19/07/2016 - 11:38

The Council of Europe protects and promotes human rights, which includes the rights of the child. This document sets the priorities of the Council of Europe in this area for the period 2016 to 2021.

This Strategy identifies:

  • the Council of Europe’s achievements to build upon (chapter I);
  • the major challenges for the rights of the child (chapter II);
  • five priority areas and actions for meeting those challenges (chapter III);
  • working methods to deliver the Strategy (chapter IV).

The five priority areas to guarantee the rights of the child are:

  1. Equal opportunities for all children
  2. Participation of all children
  3. A life free from violence for all children
  4. Child-friendly justice for all children
  5. Rights of the child in the digital environment
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