Eurochild attends Intergroup on Children’s Rights
On 27 January, the European Parliament’s recently created Intergroup on children’s rights met with civil society to discuss priorities and ways of working.
Ahead of the meeting, European and international child rights organisations, who have worked together previously on the Child Rights Manifesto, submitted joint suggestions to the Intergroup on its process and functioning.
When discussing working priorities, Eurochid raised the importance of promoting and protecting children’s rights in Europe by securing a robust successor to the EU Agenda on the Rights of the Child; a comprehensive approach to child protection; and better leveraging the Recommendation Investing in Children (2013) through Europe 2020 and the European Semester, among others.
The Intergroup will promote children’s rights in both internal and external EU policies and action. MEPs agreed to nominate focal points among Intergroup members, who would be responsible for screening upcoming and ongoing issues for their impact on children’s rights in their parliamentary committees. The European Commission also attended the meeting and welcomed the progress made in the Parliament on mainstreaming children’s rights. The Intergroup aims to meet on a regular basis, approximately once a month.
For information: Reka Tunyogi