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It follows their European Parliament Intergroup Statement on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Children of 10 April.

The objective of the meeting is to highlight the threats and hidden risks that the current COVID-19 outbreak has on children. It also seeks to identify concrete measures to take – both at EU and national level – to mitigate the impact.

FRA will refer to its bulletin on the COVID-19 pandemic on fundamental rights. It will draw on input received by child rights stakeholders stressing the need to address children issues and ensure that any responses take a child rights perspective.

Speakers from the European Commission, Members of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights, UNICEF and civil society will also give their views. They will discuss what can help and provide input into the upcoming EU Child Rights Strategy.