Putting child rights at the heart of EU action

#VoteforChildren is a coalition campaign seeking for children’s issues to top the agenda for the 2024 European elections. The members of the Vote for Children coalition are organisations working on children’s issues. Children’s Rights are universal. However, children’s rights and well-being are hindered by multiple crises, like the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the cost-of-living, energy and climate crisis.

The EU is a champion of Child Rights. We now call on all decision-makers in the EU to keep up and build on the progress achieved so far. The EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child must be fully implemented to protect children in the EU and abroad. Child rights must be mainstreamed in the EU’s internal and external actions through increased funding and policy coherence. Climate policies must be child-sensitive.

We call on EU leaders to pay particular attention to the needs of specific groups of children and those most vulnerable who need protection.

Our Key Asks

  • Empower children to be active players in democracy
  • Create enabling environments for children to reach their full potential and thrive
  • Tackle child poverty
  • Prevent and combat harm, violence, neglect and abuse against children
  • Champion Children’s Rights outside the EU

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Organisations

These child-focused organisations have written the Manifesto and are running this campaign

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Alliance for childhood

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Child Fund Alliance

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Child helpline international

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Children of prisoners

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Child Pact

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Eurochild

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Youth Forum

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IFM SEI

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OIJJ

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Missing Children Europe

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PUCUM

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Plan EU Office

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Save the Children

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Scouts

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SOS Children's Villages

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Terre des hommes

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UNICEF

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World Vision