The European Commission together with the Children to draw the new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and the Child Guarantee 2021-2024, Ivan Allegranti - Research Fellow and PhD Candidate in Civil Law - University of Camerino

13 June 2021

There are close links between couples property law matters and personal family relationships matters. Separation and divorce procedures often involve couples with children. It is very important, therefore, that the family law legal professional also has a vision and knowledge of regulatory instruments that are not properly focused on partrimonial regimes. In this perspective it seems useful to inform our readers about the recently published report by the European Commission the "Our Europe, Our Rights, Our Future Children's and young people's contribution to the new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and the Child Guarantee". For this report the Commision worked together with the major associations of children’s rights: Childfund Alliance, Eurochild, Save the Children, UNICEF and World Vision. The report aims to draw the EU Strategy on the Right of the Child and the Child Guarantee for 2021-2024. In particular, the novelty of the report is that this was carried out following the consultation launched by the Commission together with the aforementioned associations, of over 10000 European children.

In particular the focal points of this report "by the children for the children" are 11: 1) Children's better knowledge of their rights; 2) an European Union in which everyone is included; 3) an Europe Union in which children's hearing is enhanced; 4) an European Union in which children can grow up healthy; 5) a Europe in which access to food is enhanced (the report alarmingly shows that 1/5 of the children living on the continent do not have adequate access to food); 6) an education that teaches useful skills for the future;7) an European Union that enhances children's living enviroments; 8) an European Union that educates young people to the risks and opportunities of the digital world; 9) an European Union that gives greater access to culture for children;10) an European Union that represses and combats child abuse; 11) a more enviromental friendly and sustainable Europe.