On 12 April, the EU Delegation organised a public online conference to mark the recent adoption of the new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child, map out synergies with the upcoming Council of Europe respective Strategy in this field and grasp the importance of international standards for the protection of the rights of children across Europe.
Your turn to speak, our turn to listen! In line with the new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child, we strive to promote, protect and fulfill the rights of the child and this can be best achieved by giving children a powerful and meaningful voice. Help us better understand what these rights mean to you! We invite all children aged 10 to 17 to send us, by 15 October 2021, video projects reflecting their perspectives on their own rights.
During the past weeks, the first COVID-19 vaccines delivered through COVAX have arrived to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. The European Union has been key to making support through COVAX possible, and it remains committed to supporting the region through the pandemic and beyond.
Despite the fact that Roma constitute Europe’s largest ethnic minority with approximately 6 million Roma living in the EU, their status and rights are still overlooked by many in the public debate. Subsequently, Roma are still subject to discrimination and social exclusion. On the occasion of the International Roma Day on 8 April, we are looking at the EU and the Council of Europe’s respective actions to support and empower Roma people across Europe, giving them the opportunity to realise their full potential and engage fully in political, social, economic and cultural life.