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, these European Commissioners are responsible for proposing laws and setting EU spending priorities.
While children’s rights are guaranteed by law, a lot still remains to be done. 1 in 4 children are at risk of poverty in the European Union (EU); social protection systems are too weak to support families and children in need; hundreds of thousands of children have been separated from their families, some because of poverty or discrimination.
With the opportunity of a new European Commission, we seek a European Commissioner for Children in the next mandate of the European Commission 2019-2024. With a political leader responsible for children’s rights in the EU, in countries seeking to join the EU and in its external action, the EU would prioritise fighting the many challenges faced by children.
Read the proposal of a job description for such a European Commissioner for Children here.
Sign the call here