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18 Oct 2019
Today is the day of the European Anti-trafficking Day (18 October), a campaign launched in 2005 by the Council of Europe to raise awareness of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. Marija Pejčinović Burić, the Secretary-...
15 Oct 2019
Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, Ph.D., Director of the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center, has been working with abused and neglected children for over thirty years. In this column, she tells us how children who experience sexual abuse feel and...
11 Oct 2019
Share New guidance has been issued by the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, which focuses on how to respect children’s rights in returns policies and practices through a legal framework. The...
10 Oct 2019
Last week (7th-8th October), the Eurochild Children’s Council met at the Eurochild Office in Brussels to work on developing the Network’s second Child Participation Strategy and to start planning the next Eurochild conference. Eurochild’s Child...
10 Oct 2019
In the last two weeks, the Members of the European Parliament had the occasion to grill the new team of Commissioners-designate in a series of hearings aimed at evaluating whether they are fit for the job. Albeit the confusing and sometimes...
10 Oct 2019
The European Commission notified 13 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Greece, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, Latvia, Poland and Slovenia) for failing to implement EU rules on combating the sexual abuse and sexual...
08 Oct 2019
Few people associate the European Union with the protection of children’s rights. Most people think of it in terms of a single market and freedom of movement. But with greater economic integration comes massive social change. Unknown to many,...
03 Oct 2019
The Europeans who joined ISIS just a few years ago would now like to return to their home countries with their children. Based on estimates, 8,000 children are stuck in camps in north-eastern Syria. They are at risk of abuse, harassment, sexual...
29 Sep 2019
This month, with the help of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol), the Spanish and French national police dismantled a large poly-criminal network involved in migrant smuggling, and human and drug trafficking. The...
27 Sep 2019
Yesterday, on the European Day of Languages, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, hosted in Brussels the second European Education Summit. The Summit brought together 160 teachers, 19 national education ministers...

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