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European Forum on the Rights of the child, Brussels, 17-18 December 2013

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

The 8th European Forum on the rights of the child addressed the need for integrated and coordinated child protection systems across a range of policy areas. The Forum focused on the exchange of good practice in specific areas and contributed to work on EU guidelines supporting integrated protection systems, taking into account the protection needs of all children. It built on the discussions launched at the 7th Forum in 2012.

Background papers: 

Presentations available

Day 1: 17 December


Towards EU guidelines on child protection systems

The functioning of child protection systems

Day 2: 18 December 

Plenary Session

Parallel sessions

S1: The role of child protection systems in ensuring respect of the best interests of the child in cases of parental child abduction

S2: The role of child protection systems in meeting the needs of children on the move

S3: The role of child protection systems in protecting children from violence – bullying and cyber bullying

S4: The role of child protection systems in protecting children from violence – female genital mutilation

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