Putting children at the centre: Intergroup welcomes the EU Child Rights Strategy

  Brussels, 24 March 2021   Today the European Commission adopted the first-ever EU strategy on the rights of the child, which encompasses both the EU internal and external action, making the promo...

The Intergroup on Children’s Rights asks the Commission for Protective measures for children online

  4 March 2021 The Vice-chair of the Intergroup on Children’s Rights, and EPP Secretary General, Antonio López-Istúriz has lead an initiative addressing the European Commission on the need of establish...

Ending child poverty: necessary resources allocated to fund the Child Guarantee

  29 January 2021   After long hours of negotiations, today the Portuguese Presidency of the Council and members of the European Parliament reached a political agreement on the draft regulation establishing the Eur...

We cannot risk that the EU becomes a safe haven for paedophiles and sexual predators online

22 January 2021   We learnt with great concern that the US National Center for Missing and Exploited (NCMEC) children recorded a in the number of EU-related CyberTipline reports submitted by technology companies compa...

An important step forward for children’s safety online in the fight against child sexual abuse

  7 December 2020   Today, the LIBE Committee approved by a large majority a compromise text on the Temporary derogation from certain provisions of Directive 2002/58 as regards the use of techn...

Crucial step forward in the fight against child sexual abuse in the EU

  Brussels, 10 September 2020 Child sexual abuse is a serious crime, both offline and online, with tremendous life-long consequences for the victims, that can haunt them well into adulthood. Over the last years the...

The EU comes together to fight Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

  Brussels, 9 June 2020   Over the last few years, there has been a staggering increase in the cases of child sexual abuse and exploitation at an unprecedented pace. Last year alone, tech companies reporte...

European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights Statement on the impact of COVID-19 on children

  The Coronavirus pandemic is a human tragedy of enormous proportions with a high cost in terms of human lives, as well as immense economic impact.  In these critical times, it is important not to forget the most vulnerable, as...

No culture can justify violence against women and girls: it’s time to end Female Genital Mutilation!

12 February 2020 Today, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution calling for an EU strategy to put an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) around the world. This Resolution is a call for action to ensure th...

Let’s not forget that a child is first a foremost a child!

12 February 2020   As the European Commission is gearing up to issue the new Pact on Migration, it is fundamental to ensure that Children are afforded the priority they deserve and their rights are fully respected...