• Contents
  • 1 Executive Summary
  • 1.1 Being a child in Europe today
  • 1.2 Defining children’s rights
  • 1.3 Protecting children’s rights
  • 2 Objectives and Methodology
  • 2.1 Background and objectives
  • 2.2 Research design
  • 3 Being a child in 2010
  • 3.1 Advantages of being a child today
  • 3.2 Disadvantages of being a child today
  • 3.3 Influences in children’s lives
  • 3.4 Children having their voices heard
  • 4 Children’s Rights
  • 4.1 The concept of human rights
  • 4.2 Children’s specific rights
  • 5 Help and Support
  • 5.1 Current sources of support
  • 5.2 Other sources of support
  • 5.3 Preferred sources of support
  • 5.3.1 Supporting initiatives for the young
  • 5.3.2 Changing public attitudes and providing information
  • 5.3.3 Engaging the young in decisions
  • 5.3.4 Specific development programmes
  • 5.3.5 Upholding and enforcing the law
  • 5.4 Top priorities
  • 5.5 Suggested support for vulnerable groups
  • 5.5.1 Children subject to physical violence and sexual abuse
  • 5.5.2 Children subject to bullying
  • 5.5.3 Children living in poverty
  • 5.5.4 Children living in institutions
  • 5.5.5 Homeless children, those living on the street, and children with no official status
  • 5.5.6 Children with special needs
  • 5.5.7 Children from minority ethnic groups and immigrant families
  • 5.5.8 Children from Roma, Sinti, Traveller Communities
  • ANNEX – Discussion Guide