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EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL POLICY AGENDAS ON CHILDREN,YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S RIGHTS: COMPARISON AND POSSIBLE SYNERGIES

This study compares the policy agendas on children('s rights) and youth of the European Union, the Council of Europe and the United Nations and identifies possible synergies. Focus is placed on those internal policy agendas of the organizations where a policy on children('s rights) or young people is the central objective; EU external policy is excluded from the analysis.

In conclusion, there appear two thematic priorities as being shared by the policy agendas on children‟s rights and youth of the three organizations: participation on the one hand, and poverty and social exclusion on the other. At the three policy levels, implementation measures include mobilizing resources and coordination and cooperation. Moreover, there are various means of implementation that are shared by two of the three organizations in the policy agendas of both children‟s rights and youth: mainstreaming (European Union and Council of Europe), training and capacity building (European Union and United Nations), and partnerships (Council of Europe and United Nations).

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Tags: ["children's rights", "policy agenda", "European Union", "UN", "Council of Europe"] By Ellen Desmet, Kathy Vlieghe, Kenny Kolijn
Published Mar. 16, 2011 9:40 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 5:00 PM