Governance Fit for Children: To what extent have the general measures of implementation of the UNCRC been realised in five European Countries? A comparative study

This Comparative Report brings together evidence from national studies carried out in Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Sweden and the UK by Save the Children organisations for the ‘Governance Fit for Children’ project, aimed at assessing how far the general measures of implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) have been realised at European, national and community level. This study focuses on the following areas: National Law and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; Development of National Strategies and National Action Plans; Co-ordination of implementation; Monitoring implementation; Data-collection and indicators; Making children visible in budgets; Co-operation with civil society; Independent human rights institutions;and Information and awareness-raising. The report also includes: A review of background documents; A review of the national research reports in relation to Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Sweden, and the UK; Overall findings/conclusions from the research, including the identification of critical issues for the implementation of the GMI; Identification of good practices in relation to implementation of the CRC at local and national levels. The final chapter includes Recommendations for future actions.

Published 2011-07-06

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