Challenges to children’s rights today: What do children think?

This desktop study aims to establish the most important rights issues for children in Europe based on available research. In this way, it is intended that children’s views on their rights, and their recommendations for improving their enjoyment of those rights, can feed into the Council of Europe’s next Strategy for the Rights of the Child, 2016-2019. A broad range of research on children’s views from across Europe is reviewed in order to highlight the themes which children identify as most important to them. The methodology for identifying the most important information includes consideration of factors such as geography, disadvantaged groups, and principles of the UNCRC.