EU Presidencies Scorecards

During their six-months tenure of the EU Presidency, Member States have an important responsibility to ensure that the rights and well-being of children remain high on the EU political agenda. Children represent 20% of our present, but 100% of the future. Strong, genuine commitment to children’s rights and well-being is an investment in the future; it is also an obligation to which all member states have signed up under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In 2010 Eurochild started to assess the performance of the EU presidencies in relation to the promotion of children's rights. We assess their performance based on four criteria:

  • The extent to which they listened to, and involved children and young people themselves;
  • Their vision and leadership for a strong children’s rights strategy at EU level;
  • Their support for stronger action and cooperation at EU level to fight child poverty;
  • The extent to which children’s interests are reflected in the broad Presidency programme.

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