Coordination and cooperation in integrated child protection systems
3-4 June 2015,
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.