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Survey on the CRC Committee Concluding Observations on the Last EU Countries' Reports : Updating of the 2006 ChildONEurope Report

Number of pages158
PublisherFlorence : ChildONEurope
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  • ChildONEurope Series; 9
Publication date2014
Abstract

The ChildONEurope Assembly entrusted the ChildONEurope Secretariat with the mandate of updating the survey on the Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (Committee) concluded in May 2006. This first work was requested by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Security, Generations and Consumer Protection on behalf of the Federal Republic of Austria on the occasion of its Semester of EU Presidency (from 1 January to 31 June 2006). The study of 2006 was presented during the L'Europe de l'Enfance meeting held on the 2nd of May 2006 in Vienna. It included in its analysis the last national reports discussed by 25 EU Member Countries, 2 EU Accession Countries (Bulgaria and Romania), and 2 Candidate Countries (Croatia and Turkey), for a total of 29 countries. The updating process recorded in this report started in May 2012 and the analysis includes the last national reports which completed the examination process in front of the Committee by December 2012. Therefore it takes into consideration the governmental reports of 16 EU Members Countries, namely: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom. With regard to the contents of this survey, as for the 2006 review, the overall objective is to support the discussion about mainstream children's rights in the policies implemented at the national level within the 15 EU Member Countries selected on the basis of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). In this framework, the aim of the comparative analysis of the 16 Concluding observations is threefold: (1) to identify the issues most frequently raised by the Committee; (2) to discover the points of strength and of the weakness of the CRC implementation in the EU Countries' policies; (3) to outline the evolutions which occurred from 2006 and 2012 in the implementation process of the CRC in the EU Countries. The present review is not meant to make a comparison of the national policies on children's rights undertaken in the EU Member States; rather it aims to identify the most frequent issues of attention for the CRC Committee. This analysis ought, on the one hand, to share knowledge on the positive practices defined by the Committee as points of strength of the national policies and on the other, at pointing out the issues on which the EU Countries can improve their policies and intervention strategies.

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NoteTexts drafted by Carlotta Alloero, Erika Bernacchi, Ayana Fabris, Alessandra Gerbo, Roberta Ruggiero
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RUGGIERO, Roberta, (ed.). Survey on the CRC Committee Concluding Observations on the Last EU Countries” Reports : Updating of the 2006 ChildONEurope Report. 2014
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