Project Information


The project Children’s Rights Studies Online (CRS Online) brings together partner universities who have been cooperating over the past 15 years within the Children's Rights European Academic Network (CREAN) and beyond.

CRS Online aims at continuing and intensifying the partnership by creating an online children’s rights learner community whose members will come together (virtually and physically). The knowledge gained will be shared with offline communities for practical implementation.

The importance of training highly motivated students to work in the field of children’s human rights remains as topical as it was 30 years ago when the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted and entered into force and just as important as 15 years ago when first university programmes on children’s rights were established in in Europe.

Children remain amongst the most vulnerable groups in society and beg our attention. Well-meant, but often ill-informed and thus ill-implemented actions to help children, require critical consideration. Particularly with the global challenges we face today – with increasing economic and armed conflicts, the climate change and rising environmental catastrophes, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts – well thought out approaches to children, their rights and their membership in societies are urgently needed.

The project is directed and coordinated at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany.

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