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Commission consults Member States on new child rights strategy

FRA joined a meeting on 23 November of the European Commission’s informal expert group on the Rights of the Child.

The group seeks to support preparations for the new comprehensive EU child rights strategy that the European Commission plans to be adopt during the first quarter 2021.

The meeting aimed at sharing the ideas and content of the six pillars of the strategy with government officials. It explored how Member States can help deliver on the strategy including at the local level.

Given its longstanding work on children’s rights and experience with child and youth participation, FRA provided insights and relevant findings from its work, such as child-friendly justice and the views of young people from its Fundamental Rights Survey