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On the second day webstreaming is not available. 




Travel and accommodation:

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Event organisers:

European Commission, Directorate General for Justice
European Commission - DG Justice  



Programmepdf(72 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 


Event language

DAY 1: Participants can speak in and listen to the following languages on Day 1:

DAY 2: The working language in the individual sessions is English.

Interpretation will only be provided during the plenary before and after the parallel sessions.



Towards integrated child protection systems through the implementation of the EU Agenda for the rights of the child

17-18 December 2013, Brussels

The 8th European Forum on the rights of the child will address the need for integrated and coordinated child protection systems across a range of policy areas. The Forum will focus on the exchange of good practice in specific areas and contribute to work on EU guidelines supporting integrated protection systems, taking into account the protection needs of all children.

It will build on the discussions launched at the 7th Forum in 2012.

On 17 December the Forum will be dedicated to high level speeches on opportunities and challenges in supporting integrated child protection systems and their functioning in particular situations.

On 18 December we will exchange ideas in four parallel sessions on the role of child protection systems in:

  • Ensuring respect of the best interests of the child in cases of parental child abduction;
  • Meeting the needs of children on the move;
  • Protecting children from violence - bullying and cyber-bullying;
  • Protecting children from violence - female genital mutilation. 

Participation is by invitation only. All participants are required to register through this website by 29 November 2013 12:00 CET at the latest.

Validated applicants will be contacted by a contractor acting on behalf of the European Commission to confirm their registration and to arrange travel and accommodation, if required. Travel and accommodation expenses are to be covered by the European Commission. Please note that if you make your own travel arrangements, you cannot be reimbursed by the Commission.

The European Forum on the rights of the child is an annual conference organised by the European Commission which gathers key actors from European Institutions, EU Member States, Ombudspersons for children, international organisations and NGOs to exchange ideas and good practice on topical issues related to children's rights.


Practical info


17 December:
13:30 - 17:00
European Commission
Charlemagne Building – Alcide de Gasperi room 
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat, 170
1040 Brussels

Networking Dinner: 
Thon EU Hotel Brussels
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 75
1040 Brussels               

18 December:
9:00 – 18:00
Thon EU Hotel Brussels
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 75
1040 Brussels

Thon EU Hotel

Public transport timetable

About Brussels
You will find more information about Brussels by consulting the following link:


Information material

On the second day of the event, participants are invited to display information material presenting their organisation/projects.


Useful links


Rights of the child