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    CM(2008)171 addendum 21 November 20081
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    1042bis Meeting, 27 November 2008
    1 General questions


    1.2 Stocktaking of the Swedish Chairmanship and decisions to be adopted

    c. Building a Europe for and with children - Non-exhaustive list of activities for the years 2009-2011

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Building a Europe for and with children. Non-exhaustive list of activities proposed for the years 2009-2011

    Protection, provision and participation for children in Europe

    Ref.

    Possible Activity

    Entity

    Tentative Timeframe

    Budget

    2009

    2010

    2011

    OB

    VC

    Standard setting

               

    1

    Work under the European Convention on the exercise of children’s rights

    DGHL

    P

    P

    P

    P

     

    2

    Follow-up to the 28th Conference of the European Ministers of Justice, Resolution n°2 on child friendly justice : drafting of European Guidelines on child-friendly justice

    DGHL

    P

    P

    P

    P

     

    3

    Preparation of a feasibility study on the rights and legal status of children being brought up in various forms of marital/non-marital partnerships and cohabitation.

    DGHL

    P

    P

     

    P

     

    4

    Preparation of a feasibility study concerning the drafting of a legal instrument on access to justice for migrants and asylum seekers, including children

    DGHL

    P

       

    P

     

    5

    Drafting of a CM Recommendation on the child’s right to nationality

    DGHL

    P

           

    6

    Drafting of a CM recommendation on child participation

    DGIII (CU)
    DGIV

    P

           

    7

    Drafting of a CM Recommendation on integrated national strategies on violence against children

    CU

    P

           

    Monitoring

               

    8

    Commissioner for human rights pays special attention to children during country visits

    HR Cr

    P

    P

    P

       

    9

    Monitoring bodies are encouraged to pay a particular attention to children rights issues: systematic review of decisions, reports, recommendations, etc.

    DGIII(CU)

    P

    P

    P

    P

    P

    Policy Development

               

    10

    29th Conference of the European Ministers of Justice (Tromso, June 2009), devoted to domestic violence

    DGHL

    P

       

    P

     

    11

    European Conference on Family Law (Strasbourg, March 2009)

    DGHL

    P

       

    P

     

    12

    Conference of Ministers responsible for family affairs (Vienna, June 2009)

    DGIII

    P

           

    13

    Follow-up to the Conference of Ministers in charge of Youth policies (Kiev, September 2008)

    DGIV
    DGIII (CU)

    P

    P

    P

    P

     

    14

    Conference of Ministers responsible for Children’s rights policies “Building a Europe for and with children”, June 2011

    DGIII (CU)

       

    P

       

    15

    Setting of an e-platform on children’s rights

    DGIII (CU)

    P

       

    P

     

    16

    Adoption of policy guidelines for integrated national strategies on violence against children

    DGIII (CU)

    P

           

    17

    Rights of children with disabilities (implementation of CoE Disability Action Plan)

    DG III

    P

    P

    P

    P

    P

    18

    Rights of children in institutions (follow up of implementation of the Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation)

    DG III

    P

    P

     

    P

    P

    19

    Participation of children: Launching of a pilot scheme with volunteer countries

    CU
    DGIV

    P

    P

    P

    P

    P

    20

    International reviews of national youth policies, in connection with child policies

    DG IV

    P

    P

    P

    P

     

    21

    Reinforced co-operation with the European Union (possible organisation of a Joint Forum on the Rights of the Child, development of joint projects, cooperation with FRA)

    DG III (CU)

    P

    P

    P

    P

     

    22

    Active participation in the UNGA debates on children’s rights

    DGIII (CU)

    P

    P

    P

    P

     

    23

    Protection and empowerment of children in the new media environment

    DGHL

    P

           

    24

    Reinforced co-operation with the future UN SG Special representative on violence against children

    DGIII (CU)

    P

    P

    P

    P

     

    25

    Promotion of the guidelines for the implementation of educational policies in favour of inclusive education for Roma children and related teaching material.

    DGIII

    P

           

    26

    Identifying children’s health needs and applying particular standards for children-oriented care and in developing child-friendly health care.

    DGIII

    P

       

    P

     

    27

    Conference on the adoption of children

    DGHL

    P

       

    P

     

    28

    Recommendations on local and regional strategies to prevent violence against children

    Congress

       

    P

    P

     

    Technical assistance and bilateral co-operation

               

    29

    Upon request, assistance to countries to review legislation, design policies and institutional frameworks and train professionals.

    DGIII (CU)
    And relevant
    DGs

    P

    P

    P

     

    P

    30

    Strengthening and protecting children’s and women’s rights in Ukraine

    DGHL
    DGIII

    P

       

    P

    P
    (JP)

    Awareness Raising, Training, Education

               

    31

    Promoting ratification and/or implementation of existing conventions and standards, in particular the European Convention on Human Rights and the Revised European Social Charter, the anti-trafficking convention and cyber-crime conventions, the new Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse and the new Convention on adoption

    DGIII (CU)
    DC
    DGHL

    P

    P

    P

    P

    P

    32

    Organisation of study visits by Ombudspersons for children to the CoE

    HR Cr

    P

       

    P

    P

    33

    Lectures on children’s rights and publication of view points on children-related issues

    HR Cr

    P

    P

    P

    P

     

    34

    Development of the Programme website as an entry to all Council of Europe activities in the field of Children’s Rights

    DGIII (CU)

    P

    P

    P

    P

    P

    35

    Further development of THESEUS, a data base on the ECHR case law concerning children

    DGIII (CU)
    Court

    P

    P

    P

    P

    P

    36

    Publication and promotion of a training manual (handbook) for service providers on how to implement the recommendation on strengthening the integration of children of migrants immigrant background

    DGIII

    P

           

    37

    Promotion and translation of Compasito, a manual on human rights education for and with children into non-official languages

    DG IV

    P

    P

    P

    P

    P

    38

    Training on prevention of drug abuse in the school environment

    DGIV (PA)

    P

         

    P

    39

    Training course on human rights education with children for educational specialists and professionals working with children (on the basis of Compasito),

    DGIV

    P

    P

     

    P

    P

    40

    Implementation of the revised Charter on the participation of young people in local and regional life, publication of a children/youth-friendly version of the Charter

    DG IV

    P

       

    P

     

    41

    Promotion of the manual “Have your say!” on participation of young people in local and regional life

    DGIV

    P

       

    P

     

    42

    Training course on participation of young people in local and regional life

    DGIV

    P

       

    P

     

    43

    Publication of a manual on monitoring children’s rights in Europe

    DGIII (CU)
    DC

     

    P

     

    P

     

    44

    Support for the Schools for Health in Europe Network, in particular through training of national co-ordinators of the Eastern European and Central Asian countries.

    DGIII

    P

    P

       

    P

    45

    Awareness raising, organisation of events and campaigns at national level, translation of texts into non official languages (in particular through the Information Offices)

    DGIII (CU) DC, IO

    P

    P

    P

    P

    P

    46

    Development and promotion of educational tools to foster debates and support education of children on Bioethical issues

    DGIII

    P

    P

    P

    P

    P

    47

    Publication of child-friendly material

    DGIII (CU)
    DC,IO

    P

    P

    P

    P

    P

    48

    Eurimages support to the distribution of films for children

    DGIV(PA)

    P

    P

    PA

       

    49

    Promotion of a training package to train school professionals in “whole school approach” to violence reduction in schools

    DGIII (CU)

    P

    P

    P

    P

     

    50

    Further development of the internet safety game for children “Through the Wild Web Woods”

    DGIII (CU) DGHL, DC

     

    P

    P

    P

    P

    51

    Promotion of the CoE initiative to eliminate corporal punishment of children (dissemination of the information and
    media packs, support to launching events at national level)

    DGIII (CU)
    DC
    IO

     

    P

    P

    P

    P

    52

    Preparation of a CoE campaign against sexual violence (publication of an info pack and preparation of a media pack)

    DGIII (CU)
    DGHL, DC

    P

    P

     

    P

    P

    53

    Artists for Dialogue project: fostering children’s participation and expression through art

    DGIV

    P

    P

    P

     

    P

    54

    Promotion of film education and children’s content

    DGIV

    P

    P

    P

     

    P

    55

    Launching of the campaign against sexual violence

    DGIII (CU)
    DGHL, DC,IO

     

    P

     

    P

     

    56

    Promotion and translation into non-official languages of a trainer’s manual (Gender matters) on gender based violence among young people

    DG IV

    P

    P

     

    P

     

    57

    2nd international meeting of Roma women: child marriages

    DGIII

    P

       

    P

    P

    58

    Preventing trafficking of Roma children through education in Albania and Greece

    DGIII

           

    P

    59

    Promotion of the Award “City for children”

    Congress

    P

    P

    P

    P

     

Abbreviations:
CU: Programme’s Co-ordination Unit DC: Directorate of Communications
IO: Information Offices of the Council of Europe OB: Ordinary Budget
VC: Voluntary Contributions PA: Partial Agreement
HR Cr: Human Rights Commissioner

Note 1 This document has been classified restricted until examination by the Committee of Ministers.


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