JUST/2022/OP/0002 (internal ref. JUST/2021/PR/PFRI/RIGH/0004)
The European Parliament adopted, on 7 April 2022, with an overwhelming majority a Resolution on the EU Protection of children and young people fleeing the war in Ukraine. The Resolution features important provisions to address the specific plight of children and young people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. It stresses to need for the creation of a robust registration system at the border, to track and monitor children, with a particular attention of unaccompanied children to ensure they do not go missing or worse, end up in the hands of traffickers. It also includes strong measures to for the integration of these children in the hosting countries granting them immediate access to education and health on equal footing with their EU national peers, so as to ensure all these children are given a real change to excel and reach their full potential.
On 8 March 2022, the European Commission released its proposal on EU-wide rules to combat violence against women and domestic violence. The proposed Directive, once adopted, will criminalise rape based on lack of consent, female genital mutilation and cyber violence, which includes: non-consensual sharing of intimate images; cyber stalking; cyber harassment; and cyber incitement to violence or hatred. The new rules will also strengthen victims' access to justice and encourage Member States to implement a one-stop shop mechanism, meaning that all support and protection services would be located in the same place. The proposal also calls for adequate and specialised protection and support, for instance, through free of charge helplines and rape crisis centres. It also provides for targeted support for groups with specific needs or at risk, including women fleeing armed conflict. Contributing to the EU Strategy on Children’s rights, this proposal notably aims at providing for specific safeguards for children victims of violence against women or of domestic violence. They will guarantee, for example, that children can easily report offences and are provided with safe places for with parent offenders, who have rights of access.
Until 30 June 2022, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child invites young people from around the world to complete a questionnaire that will help shape the General Comment No. 26 (on Children’s Rights and the Environment with a Special Focus on Climate Change). This is the official UN guidance on what governments must do to uphold children’s rights and protect our planet. This consultation will help fill gaps in their current understanding of certain key issues and clarify difficult concepts (e.g. rights of future generations). Most importantly, it will integrate the voices of children and young people, as the most impacted by the issue.
On the European Day for Victims of Crime, 22 February, Eric Dupond-Moretti, Keeper of the Seals, Minister for Justice and President of the Council of EU Justice Ministers, and Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice, call on all Member States to implement and promote 116 006, the European number for the care and referral of all victims.
CERV-2022-CITIZENS-VALUES Online Info Session
Do you know that transnational judicial training is supported by EU funds? Under the JUSTICE programme you can apply for funding for your projects on judicial training.
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A budget of 30,5 million EUR is available to support projects on preventing and combating gender-based violence and violence against children!
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Call for proposals on promoting capacity building and awareness on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and activities on strategic litigation relating to democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights breaches
The Commission has today published a study, which shows limited opportunities for children to participate in EU political and democratic life. The opportunities that do exist are not always inclusive of all children, in particular those with disabilities, migrant backgrounds or from families at risk of poverty.
Ex ante publicity for negotiated procedure for middle value contrat (ref. JUST/2020/RRAC/PR/RIGH/0088)
The Commission launches targeted consultations in view of its upcoming strategy on the effective application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
EX ANTE PUBLICITY FOR NEGOTIATED PROCEDURE FOR LOW VALUE CONTRACTS - JUST/2019/RRAC/FW/RIGH/0178 -
EU funding translate EU policies into tangible results on the ground, empowering EU citizens, safeguarding their fundamental rights and promoting justice. DG JUST has issued new calls for project proposals under the Justice and REC programmes. Most of these calls open today (15 January 2020), 4 calls will open on 21 January. Don’t miss these funding opportunities!
Countering illegal hate speech online
The Commission has published a call for proposals for training national judges in EU competition law. The call is managed by DG COMP and addresses judges dealing with competition cases at national level. This also includes prosecutors, apprentice national judges and the staff of judges’ offices or national courts in countries that are eligible under the 2014 2020 Justice programme.