Within the framework of open consultations, ADC Memorial presented its recommendations to the European Commission focusing on enhancement of EU actions aimed at protecting the Rights of the Child in its foreign policy. ADC Memorial recommended elaboration of special treaties on the return of children-migrants to the countries of origin; ban of the immigration detention of children; strengthening measures to ensure equal access to education and free development for all children; and counter-action to practices and stereotypes violating rights of the child.
In September 2019, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen initiated the elaboration of the comprehensive EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child based on the 2006 Communication “Towards an EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child” and the 2011 EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child. Prioritizing rights of the child in all spheres of EU actions, the new Strategy will
bring together all existing and future EU actions and policies on children’s rights, and will become basis for the EU comprehensive policy on children’s rights.