Launched in 2009, the European Council for Juvenile Justice (ECJJ) aims at gathering and connecting renowned and outstanding juvenile justice institutions and experts coming from the twenty-eight Member States of the European Union in order to:
- facilitate knowledge sharing throughout Europe
- positively inform and influence national and supre-national decision-makers
- ensure the respect of the rights of children in conflict with the law at a European level
To this extent, the European Council for Juvenile Justice, under the aegis of the Interbational Juvenile Justice Observatory, develops and disseminates inspiring practices, researches and initiatives whereas the IJJO makes sure these knowledgeable inputs are presented and championed before the relevant stakeholders that is to say institutions like the European Commission, the Council of Europe or the United Nations.