Child Circle’s work focuses on areas where EU measures have significant impact including: child rights strategy at EU level, child protection, children in migration and children in criminal justice proceedings.
We have European level activities, contributing to the work of EU bodies, regional bodies and IGOs. We also participate in partnership activities in countries across Europe, with diverse NGOs and stakeholders. Our three broad lines of action are:
Public Interest Engagement
We are regularly invited to participate in expert consultations at regional level in Europe, including with EU bodies and the Council of Europe.
We are members of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency Platform, the Vulnerability Experts Network of the European Asylum Support Office and the Promise Network on multidisciplinary interagency responses to child victims of guidance led by the Council of Baltic Sea States (Promise Barnahus Network).We also serve on advisory bodies of projects and organisations.
Child Circle contributes to key guidance and publications in the field, read more here. We are regularly involved in strategic litigation discussions in the field of child justice.
Expert Policy Analysis, Advocacy & Capacity Building
Child Circle provides expert support to organisations in their policy & advocacy initiatives to protect children. This includes expert advice on child rights and child protection in European policies, research & analysis, capacity building and facilitation of exchange.
Recent we have worked with the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the Council of Baltic Sea States and UNICEF.
Child Circle participates in European projects which connect partners across countries and build regional resources.
These projects deliver tools for professionals in their day-to-day work, alongside policy analysis and recommendations which support national and European policymakers in learning from the experience of frontline professionals.
Recent projects focus on child victims and witnesses of violence, children in migration including children who seek asylum or have been trafficked, children who are separated or at risk of separation from their parents and children suspected or accused of crime. Read more here
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