International Day of Children

"Today is international children's day. Children are particularly vulnerable, and that is why they deserve our special attention, and special protection. We must protect them by law and by all other possible means, to enable them to develop freely and happily", said FRA Director Morten Kjaerum on 20 November.

FRA started its work on the rights of the child immediately after its creation in 2007 with a first objective to develop indicators for measuring regularly how the rights of the child are implemented, protected, respected and promoted in the Member States of the EU. In 2008 the Agency launched a legal study on child trafficking, which is currently being finalised.