ChildPact and KOMF launch a cross-comparison study between the Child Protection Index results and the European Union’s progress report

On 20 April 2017, ChildPact (Regional Coalition for Child Protection) and the Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection in Kosovo (KOMF) launched a cross-comparison study between the Child Protection Index results and the European Union’s progress report for Kosovo, highlighting a number of actions that Kosovo must take to enhance its capability of protecting the rights of the children.

EU’s Progress Report and the Child Protection Index both highlight that actual implementation of Kosovo’s legal framework on child rights should be a key government priority.

The speakers of the panel were Ombudsperson Hilmi Jashari, Deputy Head of UNICEF Office in Kosovo James Mugaju and Executive Director of KOMF Donjeta Kelmendi.

The EU Progress Report for Kosovo and the results of the Child Protection Index (CPI) provide an excellent opportunity to compare and deepen the child protection recommendations regarding the further enhancement of Kosovo’s child protection environment. Both documents highlight similar issues, and include recommendations on how to deal with them.

The report proposes a cross-comparison that follows the outline of the EU Progress Report on child-related issues as it intersects with those indicators of the CPI where Kosovo scored a negative result (score 0 – thus not complying at all with envisaged standards).

Download the full report here.