The Rights of the Child in Practice: Exploring a multidisciplinary approach to child-friendly justice in European law


This seminar will provide training on the promotion, protection and fulfilment of the rights of the child in the context of judicial proceedings. An exchange of best practice and the perspectives of different professionals concerned with children in justice will be promoted with the aim of exploring a multi-disciplinary approach to child-friendly justice.

It is part of a project co-financed by the European Commission consisting of eight decentralised seminars spread across the EU.

Key topics

  • General principles and basic instruments for the protection of children’s rights in justice settings
  • The children’s right to be heard
  • Best practice guidelines for interacting with children in legal situations

Interactive methodology

  • Case studies; different scenarios to be discussed in smaller working groups
  • Role-playing exercises on interacting with children


Participation conditions

Judges: No participation fee. Accommodation for 2 nights will be booked by ERA. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to €250 for judges from abroad.
Other professionals: Participation fee €170

Coffee breaks and lunch are included. ERA will invite all participants to a joint dinner.


Please note that the number of places available is limited (30 places). 15 places are reserved for Croatian judges who should register via the Judicial Academy of Croatia.

Registrations of other professionals, legal or otherwise, will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Who should attend?

Professionals who interact with children in the context of judicial proceedings (judges, prosecutors, lawyers, social workers, psychologists, police officers, etc.). 


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