10 reasons why the EU has been good for children

Date: 3rd April 2017
Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms
Author: Euractiv

Whatever decisions the EU makes about its future at the Rome summit and beyond, it should recognise the improvements to the lives of children as one if its great achievements and make this a foundation for future action, writes Jana Hainsworth for Euractiv.

Jana Hainsworth is secretary-general of Eurochild.

"As civil society actors, we often focus on the limitations and the work not yet done to progress the rights of children. On this occasion, we must also celebrate the achievements of the collective, transnational power of the EU. As the UK prepares to move away from this Union, we explicitly hope that it does not break away from its shared commitments in the area of children's rights."