ENOC 19th Annual Conference

22nd - 24th September 2015
Amsterdam - The Hague


The ENOC 19th annual conference will focus on combatting violence against children and the role of ombudspersons for children in this battle. Experts from the fields of science, public policy and charity and advocacy organizations will share their knowledge and experience with representatives of independent children's rights institutions from 33 different European countries. Furthermore, ENOC members will have the opportunity to interchange best practices and share information on members' activities and strategies on the conference theme and other subjects. On 24th September, the ENOC 19th General Assembly will be held.

ENOC invites Independent Children's Rights Institutions (ICRIs) from and outside Europe to attend as observers as well as representatives of International and European organisations (CoE, EU, UN, UNICEF, etc.) and of non-governmental organisations operating in the children's rights field. Other observers may be invited at the discretion of the Bureau of ENOC.

The European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC) is a not-for-profit association of independent children's rights institutions (ICRIs). Its mandate is to facilitate the promotion and protection of the rights of children, as formulated in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. More information about ENOC can be found on its website.

This year's host institution is the Dutch Ombudsman for Children (De Kinderombudsman). The main task of the Ombudsman for Children is to promote that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is adhered to in The Netherlands. This High Council of State is an independent institute that exists since April 1, 2011. The first- and current - Ombudsman for Children of the Netherlands is Marc Dullaert.

This website offers information about the conference programme as well as practical details. It will be updated regularly as the starting date of the conference approaches.