European Council for Juvenile Justice - NEWSLETTER Nº2

Launch of the ECJJ White Paper

In the light of this time of austerity, which hits all Europeans alike and especially children, the ECJJ will launch its White Paper: « Save money, protect society and realise youth potential - Innovating and improving youth justice practice in a time of economic crisis » on 23 September 2013 at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels. European representatives from the European Commission and from the EESC, Presidencies representatives, MEPs, International organisations and Academic centers related to the theme will participate to this event.

Through this White paper, the ECJJ strives to ensure the rights of children in conflict with the law are upheld despite financial cut-backs, so that we can continue improving children’s rights and youth practice in Europe. From this, a range of solutions are presented, which promote a child-rights approach to youth justice. Drafted by Ms. Marianne Moore, the White Paper relies on the inputs provided by the members of the European Council for Juvenile Justice as well as on the opinions of young European citizens, who have been or are in contact with the law[+]


ISJJ On-line course coming up in October: FREE for ECJJ members!"

Fully available on-line, The 'Juvenile Justice within Europe from an International Perspective' course explores comprehensively all aspect of juvenile justice in Europe, paying particular attention to the implementation of International Human Rights standards for juveniles in conflict with the law at the domestic level.

To offer the highest possible standard, the IJJO collaborated with Prof. Ton Liefaard, who holds the UNICEF Chair in Children’s Rights at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. Prof. Liefaard intends to present through three different modules the various principles inherent to juvenile justice as well as reflections on the various issues juvenile justice professionals face at some point or another. These modules will be freely available to all ECJJ members and accessible to all IJJO collaborators. The course will start on 1st October 2013 on the IJJO learning platform, the International School for Juvenile Justice.   [+]

European Project “Keeping Youth Away from Crime: Searching for Best European Practices”

In April 2013, the experts’ workshop of the project “Keeping Youth Away from Crime: Searching for Best European Practices” was held in Riga, Latvia. The aim of this opening session was to discuss the project management, administrative aspects and reporting obligations that are also among the tasks of IJJO, one of the leading coordinators of the project.

The project aims to strengthen the protection of children´s rights in situations when a child has already entered or is at risk of entering the Justice System and criminal contacts. Thus, the main project activities strive to identify and apply the best European work practices with children from risk groups and improve the welfare and social inclusion of those children, reduce the risk of crime and rejection and create a safer environment for a successful child development within Europe  [+]


Data collection to support evidence-based policymaking

The IJJO is a Member of the Steering group of the European Commission’s study to collect data on children in judicial proceedings.

This initiative, run by the European Commission, aims to create a contextual legal overview of children's rights and to compile statistics on children involved in criminal, civil and administrative judicial proceedings for the years 2008 – 2010 for all 27 EU Member States and Croatia.  [+]

Brussels – November 13rd and 14th 2012
The 8th European Platform for Roma Inclusion

On 27th June 2013, the 8th European Platform for Roma Inclusion “It is urgent to make change for Roma Children and youth” was held in Brussels, Belgium.

The meeting explored the urgent need and possible solutions for advancing the integration of Roma children and youth, who are particularly vulnerable also within the Roma communities. It concentrated on finding positive integration models for Roma children and youth that overcome obstacles hindering their equal access to quality services in various fields.   [+]

Brussels – November 5th, 6th and 7th 2012
6th Stakeholder Dialogue meeting on the European Platform Against Poverty and Social Exclusion

In the framework of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion (EPAP) and the Europe 2020 Strategy, the IJJO participated in the sixth meeting of the EU stakeholders Dialogue on the European Platform against Poverty took on Friday 7 June 2013.

The fight against poverty and social exclusion is one of the main concerns of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory who took part in the EPAP in 2009.  [+]




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