Annual conference registration

Registration for our joint conference with network member Bryggan is now closed. To view the conference programme, please click on the image below. We are looking forward to seeing you in Stockholm on Friday 22 May 2015. For any further information please contact conference organisers Bryggan at:    

European Parliament resolution explicitly mentions children of imprisoned parents

To mark the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the European Parliament adopted a resolution in November calling for the full implementation of the Convention to guarantee respect for the rights of all children. The EP Resolution represents a milestone for child rights. Children with imprisoned parents are explicitly…

Little Did I Know

Djamila is the child of a prisoner detained in a foreign country. She currently works as a social worker specialising in youth psychiatry in the Netherlands and has the role of ambassador for the non-profit organisation Exodus Nederland. Exodus supports prisoners and their families throughout the detention period as well as during the resettlement process….

An update from Italy: Bambinisenzasbarre

On 21 March 2014, for the first time in Europe, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Italian Ministry of Justice, the Ombudsman for Childhood and Adolescence and Bambinisenzasbarre ONLUS, Italian member of the Children of Prisoners Europe network, on behalf of the estimated 100,000 children visiting their parents in Italian prisons. The Memorandum formally acknowledges that these…

Child Rights Action Group sends open letter to all MEPs

The Child Rights Action Group (CRAG), which consists of 15 child rights organisations including Children of Prisoners Europe, spearheaded an open letter to Members of European Parliament. The main aim of this letter is to remind all MEPs of the importance of children’s rights in their work, the existence of the Child Rights Manifesto that was drafted by CRAG…