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The European Forum on the Rights of the Child

The Forum was launched following the adoption of the Commission Communication Towards an EU strategy on the Rights of the Childpdf  in 2006. It is organised and chaired by the Commission and meets annually (apart from 2014) and brings together a wide range of stakeholders to exchange information and good practice on the rights of the child. 

Forum participants include:

Meetings of the Forum on the Rights of the Child:

Informal expert group on the rights of the child

This expert group was created in 2013 and meets three to four times a year in Brussels. The expert group creates a space for cooperation and communication with and among national authorities and organizations responsible for protecting and promoting the rights of the child.
Meeting records

Interservice group on the rights of the child

The interservice group brings together representatives of Commission services and the EEAS to exchange information and coordinate work on rights of the child
Minutes of the ISG meetings (posted as of January 2016):