No child is born terrorist

  There are hundreds of European children of ISIS/Daesh fighters, living in conflict areas in Syria and Iraq. Some of them are in refugee’s camps facing enormous risks and discrimination, while others are detained in terribl...

International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers: Statement of Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, European Parliament Coordinator and Spokesperson on Children’s Rights

A Child is first and foremost a child. On International Day Against the use of Child Soldiers, I think about millions of children whose lives have been shattered by conflicts around the World. Let us not for...

Press statement on the SeaWatch 3 from the European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights

The European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights is following with dismay and deep apprehension the situation of 47 people, including 13 unaccompanied children, in the rescue ship SeaWatch 3 stranded in the Mediterranean Sea few miles away from the Sicilian shore, as...

Statement on migrant children at the US-Mexico border

Intergroup Co-Chairs Statement 21 June 2018, Brussels We strongly condemn the inhuman treatment inflicted to migrant children at the US-Mexico border by the US Government. We are utterly shocked by the images of children detained in warehouses, behind bars and under the con...

What kind of Europe do children want?

UNICEF & Eurochild launch a survey on the Europe Kids Want An online survey designed to capture the views of children and young people on the future of Europe is being launched today, in what will be a rare opportunity for children living in the contin...

“Palermo Call for Action” for the protection of the rights of refugees and migrant children arriving in the EU

“Palermo Call for Action” for the protection of the rights of refugees and migrant children arriving in the EU

Protection and care for children during rescue and transfer operations; the need to ban child refugee and migrant children detention; more efforts to step up international protection for every child in fear of being persecuted; the need to tra...

MEPs commit to putting children at the top of the political agenda

MEPs commit to putting children at the top of the political agenda

On Universal Children's Day, 20 November 2015, several Members of the European Parliament expressed what the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) means to them and what its impact is on the lives of children....

Will the European Commission present an ambitious and comprehensive new child rights strategy for 2015-2020?

Will the European Commission present an ambitious and comprehensive new child rights strategy for 2015-2020?

The co-chairs of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights MEP Anna Maria Corazza Bildt (PPE) and MEP Caterina Chinnici (S&D) have sent, together with group's vice-presidents MEP Nathalie Griesbeck (ALDE) , MEP Jean Lamber...

Prioritizing access to justice for all children in Europe and beyond

Prioritizing access to justice for all children in Europe and beyond

On 3 June, the European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights, the EU Agency for Human Rights (FRA) and UNICEF will organise an event on children's access to justice in the European Union. The event will focus on what we know about children in contac...

Time to act and deliver on the EU’s Child Rights commitments – Statement by the Intergroup on children’s rights of the European Parliament

Time to act and deliver on the EU’s Child Rights commitments – Statement by the Intergroup on children’s rights of the European Parliament

  Strasbourg– 30 April 2015   Children are suffering of crisis, conflicts and refugees tragedies in and around Europe.   The Intergroup on children's rights in the European Parliament asks the European Commission to propose actions to f...