The purpose of this project is to determine how the EU is working to promote, protect and fulfil children's rights in its external policy. It will establish how children´s rights became an issue on the EU's foreign policy agenda and how it is being implemented through various policy and financial instruments. The project combined a top-down analysis of the policy process with a bottom-up context of local/regional implementation in two recipient countries, Ethiopia and Vietnam.

The results of the project will help to identify obstacles to, and strategies favouring, the protection of children's rights through development policy, and more broadly, the effectiveness of right-based and gender sensitive approached to development and policy mainstreaming as strategy in EU external action.

Contact: Jonas Tallberg.