Commission Communication: An EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child

The document presents general principles to be respected by the EU with regard to children's rights

This EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child is based on contributions from a wide public consultation and on the needs and concerns that children from all EU Member States expressed during a separate, targeted consultation.

It also takes into account the preliminary results of an evaluation of the impact of EU instruments affecting the rights of the child. The document presents general principles that should ensure that EU action is exemplary in ensuring the respect of the provisions of the Charter and of the UNCRC with regard to the rights of children.

In addition, it focuses on a number of concrete actions in areas where the EU can bring real added value, such as child-friendly justice, protecting children in vulnerable situations and fighting violence against children both inside the European Union and externally.

Download the EU Agenda.