European Child Rights Helpdesk new report


To mark World Children’s Day, the European Child Rights' Helpdesk published its reflection paper on "Putting children's rights at the heart of decision-making in cases involving children on the move: gathering momentum in Europe".

Across the countries covered by the European Child Rights Helpdesk, partners are assisting children on the move to and through Europe, and the professionals working to support them, to secure their rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), adopted on November 20, 1989.

These children may be in Europe with their families or separated from them, seeking international protection, reunification with their families, opportunities for education or work, and some may arrive as victims of trafficking in human beings. 

In this paper, the European Child Rights Helpdesk partners share case experience and key developments in their countries.  Read here:

The European Child Rights Helpdesk partners include organizations providing legal information and assistance to children on the move and professionals supporting them in Belgium (Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen), Greece (Greek Council for Refugees, ARSIS- Association for the Social Support of Youth, European Lawyers in Lesvos), Ireland (Irish Refugee Council), Italy (Defence for Children Italy), the Netherlands (Defence for Children - ECPAT Netherlands), Poland (Association for Legal Intervention - SIP), Sweden (Swedish Refugee Law Centre) as well as Child Circle, a centre of expertise on child rights and EU child protection measures.


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