A job worth fighting for – EU Commissioner for Children

Date: 15th July 2019
Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms


With the opportunity of a new European Commission, Eurochild has launched a petition to gather signatures in support of a new role – Commissioner for Children.

European leaders are about to decide on top jobs for the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union. Over the next five years (2019-2024), these European Commissioners are responsible for proposing laws and setting the EU's political and spending priorities.

With a political leader, Eurochild hopes that the EU would prioritise fighting the many challenges faced by children. Eurochild has launched a petition to gather signatures supporting the establishment of a new Commissioner for Children role. The petition letter to Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, states that the role of a “European Commissioner for Children would be to champion the rights of children within the EU, accession countries and in its external action. The Commissioner would ensure all policies and EU funds have a positive impact on children’s lives.”

  • Find out more and sign the petition here.