Engage to become a #ChildRightsChampion

We need a European Union (EU) that delivers for every child – in the EU’s domestic and external actions – regardless of who they are, where they live, where they come from, and how they express their most authentic selves. Every child should enjoy the same rights and live free from discrimination of any kind. As a future Member of the European Parliament (EP), we urge you to put children’s rights at the heart of your mandate. You must ensure that no child is left behind and that EU policies and their implementation do no harm to children.

Commit to become a #ChildRightsChampion

To deliver for all children throughout the 2024-2029 European Parliament legislature, we ask candidates to commit to:

  • Promote and protect the rights of all children, regardless of their nationality, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, sexual orientation, migration status, disability or any other circumstance or condition, throughout both internal and external EU legislative processes, funding decisions and debates.
  • Secure solid governance in the European Parliament which works for children by strengthening the mandate of the European Parliament Child Rights Coordinator and re-establishing the Intergroup on Children’s rights among others.
  • Request a child rights impact assessment on any new legislative proposal and support legislation that guarantees a positive impact for children.
  • Secure a child-centered EU budget, which invests in all children as part of current and future EU internal and external funding instruments and ensure the European Commission tracks and reports on child rights related expenditures.
  • Call on the European Commission to renew its commitment to prioritize children’s rights, by ensuring strong governance on children’s rights, reviewing the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child, and making sure it is effectively implemented through EU and national action plans that are adequately resourced and monitored.
  • Ensure that the fight against child and family poverty remains a political priority for the European Parliament by supporting the proper funding, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the European Child Guarantee.
  • Invest time and resources to facilitate meaningful, inclusive, and safe participation of children in all EU legislative processes and debates which concern them and guarantee the EU Children’s Participation Platform is systematically used in European Parliament policymaking.

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