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Event organisers:

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



Draft Programmepdf(63 kB)


Event language

DAY 1 and DAY 2: participants can speak in and listen to the following languages:

Except on DAY 2 when the working language in the individual, parallel sessions will be English.



Coordination and cooperation in integrated child protection systems

 3-4 June 2015, Brussels

* LATEST NEWS: see bottom of page for results of participation study and judicial proceedings study *


The 9th European Forum on the rights of the child aims to foster the exchange of good practices, to facilitate connections at inter-sectoral and inter-agency level (both nationally and transnationally), and to promote more effective cooperation and coordination in integrated child protection systems.  It will build on the discussions of the 8th Forum in 2013.

On 3 June, 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 4 June, the focus on child protection systems will be applied to particular child protection areas through discussions in four parallel sessions, with the overarching theme of "coordination and cooperation":

  • Session I: prevention of violence against children
  • Session II: identification, reporting and referral
  • Session III: investigation, treatment, follow-up and judicial involvement
  • Session IV: effective procedures

Participation is by invitation only.  All participants are required to register by 30 April 2015 12h00 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.

Child Protection Systems

Additional information on child protection systems is now available, including contributions to the recent public consultation.

Participation Study

The research summary of the participation study "Evaluation of legislation, policy and practice on child participation in the EU" has now been published (June 2015)

Judicial Proceedings Study

The latest results of the study to collect data on children’s involvement in judicial proceedings in the EU are now available.  See summary of contextual overviews on children's involvement in criminal judicial proceedings in the 28 Member States of the European Union (June 2015)



Practical info


3 June:
13h00 - 17h00
European Commission
Borschette Conference Centre - Room AB-0A 
Rue Froissart/Froissartstraat, 36
B-1040 Brussels

Networking Dinner: 
Thon Brussels City Centre Hotel
Avenue du Boulevard/Boulevardstraat 17
B-1210 Brussels               

4 June:
09h00 – 16h00
Thon Brussels City Centre Hotel
Avenue du Boulevard/Boulevardstraat 17
B-1210 Brussels

Thon Brussels City Centre 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. Please inform Teamwork by 20 May at the latest if you wish to do so.


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Rights of the child