ENOC 2023 Annual Conference

July 27, 2023

ENOC will hold its 27th Annual Conference and General Assembly meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on 19-21 September 2023. The Conference "The strength of Independent Children’s Rights Institutions: upholding children’s rights in Europe" will be hosted by the Office of the Flemish Children's Rights Commissioner, Caroline Vrijens, who, on the same occasion, will take over the Chairmanship of ENOC for the coming year.

The ENOC Annual Conference will be the concluding event on the annual theme "The Role of ICRIs in the Protection and Promotion of Children's Rights".

Ombudspersons and Commissioners for Children from across Europe and beyond are expected to attend, as are representatives of key European and International Governmental and Non-Governmental Organisations, governmental authorities, professionals, experts, and other stakeholders working in the children's rights field will be in attendance.

The research carried out by the experts provides throughout the year provides useful findings for ICRIs to self-examine and discover what powers they can strengthen to ensure their independence, effectiveness, their visibility and accessibility to children, as well as the meaningful participation of children and young people in their work.

Young people participating in the ENYA project will play an active role throughout the event. They will be hosting sessions related to different aspects of the Conference theme and will also present in an interactive and inclusive way their recommendations on the Role of ICRIs in the Protection and Promotion of Children's Rights as part of ENYA 2023 activities.

The Conference is not open to the general public. Participation only upon invitation.

More information to come soon.