CHILDREN SAID

I have the right to be protected and no one can abuse me.

Milan, 6 years old

I have the right to live and play, and it must be heard by everyone.

Jelena, 9 years old

Happy is the Child with the family who love, advice and support them.

Marina, 15 year old

True family should, from the our earliest period, teach us how to love and respect.

Jovana, 16 year old

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

International Conference on the Implementation of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child for period 2012-2015 was held from 26th to 28th, 2014 in Dubrovnik and it was attended by 250 experts and government representatives of European countries. The objective of Conference was to analyze situation of child rights in these states, identify directions for improving care for children and provide joint action by all relevant institutions.

The conference has set three goals:

- to assess the progress made in the first two years of implementation of the Strategy,

- to determine priority actions for the remaining two years of its implementation,

- to define the issues for actions after 2015.

Reviewing  the implementation of rights of children in different areas - children in alternative care, children challenged in their development, children in conflict with the law, children's right to participation and protection from all forms of violence and abuse, and significant progress that has been made since the adoption of the Convention, emphasized is the importance  and need to harmonize legislations with the requirements of the Convention, as a starting point for the improvement of social care for children, children's right to participation in all matters that concern them and the best interests of the child as a condition for implementation of any right.