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Building a Europe for and with Children

The Council of Europe's transversal programme “Building a Europe for and with children” was launched in 2006 in response to a mandate resulting from the Third Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe (Warsaw, 2005).

The Council of Europe's Strategy on the rights of the child 2012-2015 proposes a vision for the Council of Europe's role and action in this field, taking into account the progress achieved during the previous policy cycles, the needs expressed by governments and the challenges identified by the international community.

In the current strategy the programme focuses on the following four strategic objectives:

  1. promoting child-friendly services and systems;
  2. eliminating all forms of violence against children;
  3. guaranteeing the rights of children in vulnerable situations;
  4. promoting child participation.

The program "Building a Europe for and with Children" aims to promote children's rights and their protection from all forms of violence.

I have the rights,
You have the rights,
He and she has the rights ...

All children have equal rights:

  • The right to family and protection of privacy
  • The right to self-determination: name and nationality
  • The right to water, a balanced diet and the best medical care
  • The right to housing and environment conducive to human health, to education, leisure and cultural life
  • Disabled persons are entitled to assistance and living with other members of society, becoming as independent as possible
  • The right to express aloud their opinions, the right to be heard and the recognition of this opinion
  • The right to assembly, security and exchange of information, the right to speak native language and practice own religion
  • The right to protection from discrimination, war and other forms of violence and exploitation
  • The right to justice which is friendly for children - The right to protect your interests and all decisions associated with them.