[European Union] Minimum age and social rights: Balancing child protection and participation

02 Nov 2018
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European Union Agency for Fundamental rights - FRA

The EU agency for Fundamental rights – FRA – has published a report on differences in legal minimum ages covering various areas, from social rights, education, employment and finance, to alternative care, LGBTI and mobility. This is one in the group of reports on this issue, aiming to emphasize the differences across the EU member states and urge them to address this issue. Having such differences across the EU countries creates protection gaps and unnecessary restrictions. To prevent this,  FRA advocates consistent approach in setting the age limits, and balancing the protection of children with their empowerment and active engagement in the discussion on this issue.

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