International and European Cooperation

The organisation has initiated and established close cooperation with institutions and actors on an international and European level, including legislative, executive and judicial instruments, and it is a member of significant networks to further promote the rights of the child on a global scale.

Our organisation is a member of the following:

  • Cooperating partner of the Council of Europe for the ONE in FIVE Campaign
  • Coordinator for the Observatory for the Return of Unaccompanied Children
  • National focal point for the Separated Children in Europe Programme
  • Focal point for the European Network of Guardian Institutions
  • National Focal Point for the European Juvenile Justice Observatory
  • Member of the European Federation Missing Children Europe
  • Member of the European Network of Child Friendly Cities
  • Member of the Destination Unknown Campaign
  • Participant in the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP)

The benefits from such established transnational cooperation are multiple ranging from; exchange of best practices, sharing and developing ideas, undertaking joint projects, building up synergies for multilateral or bilateral lobbying efforts and policy drawing on a European or international level. On the other hand, international and regional partners can learn about advancements achieved in our domestic environment and can in turn incorporate elements in their own work, towards a more holistic cross-border perspective on children’s rights strategies.

International and European cooperation can be part of a wider advocacy strategy of our organisation, elevating certain issues pertaining to children’s rights to the forefront of the public domain and can further inform policy efforts top-down, for adaptation and implementation in our national context.