High-Level Expert Meeting “Tackling Violence”, Oslo, June 27-28

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Final report of the High-Level Expert Meeting “Tackling Violence in Schools” held in Oslo on 27-28 June, 2011, which brought together policy makers, education and children’s rights experts, civil society participants and academics representing various academic disciplines and regions of the world, as well as UN agencies and the Council of Europe decision-making bodies.
The meeting pursued the following objectives:
1. Sharing of recent global and European data and research in combating violence against children in school;
2. Consolidating the various national and international methodologies, strategies, initiatives and good practices, including human rights education and education for democratic citizenship, to make schools free from violence;
3. Identifying instruments, methods and recommendations for the follow-up work of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, to prevent and address violence against children in schools;
4. Defining the role that the Council of Europe could further play in addressing violence in schools via its future Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2012-2015) to be adopted by the Committee of Ministers in early.

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