Promoting child rights and professional training

The Agency gave a presentation on the contribution of European standards to implementing the UN’s Child Rights Convention during a conference on the promotion of children’s rights and professional training, organised by Centro de Estudos para Intervenção Social (CESIS).

The presentation drew on the Handbook on European child rights law, which is now available in 21 EU languages, including Portuguese. The conference highlighted the limited knowledge of the convention among European professionals dealing with children, and the difficulties professionals encounter in implementing the convention in their daily work; they often face other ‘urgent priorities’ filling their time, limited human resources and training capacities.

The event on 10 January in Lisbon was organised within the framework of the THEAM project