European Research

Children’s Rights for All!

Monitoring the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child for children with intellectual disabilities


There are around one million children with intellectual disabilities throughout the European Union. These children often find themselves subject to discrimination and exclusion from society. They are frequently denied the right to good quality education, healthcare, recreation and services. In many cases, their families are also subject to discrimination and are denied access to adequate financial and emotional support.

Thanks to the funding from the European Commission, the project ‘Children’s rights for all!’ helped to promote the rights of children with intellectual disabilities across the European Union.

Led by Inclusion Europe, Eurochild and Charles University in Prague, the project was implemented between December 2009 and November 2011. Over a period of two years, it analysed the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child from the perspective of children with intellectual disabilities, by conducting research throughout the 22 Member States of the European Union.

The results of this research were compiled into a European report and 22 country reports unveiling the situation of children with intellectual disabilities across Europe. The outcomes of the project were officially launched at a conference in Brussels on 22 October 2011.


Children’s Rights for All!
Implementation of the United Nations Convention
on the Rights of the Child for children with intellectual disabilities


Country/Language National Report in English National Report in Original Languages
Austria National Report of Austria Nationaler Bericht Österreichs
Belgium National Report of Belgium
Bulgaria National Report of Bulgaria Национален доклад за България
Cyprus National Report of Cyprus Επισκόπηση Κύπρου
Czech Republic National Report of the Czech Republic Národní zpráva České republiky
Estonia National Report of Estonia
Finland National Report of Finland Suomen Kansallisen raportin
France National Report of France Rapport pour la France
Greece National Report of Greece Επισκόπηση Eλλάδος
Hungary National Report of Hungary Nemzeti jelentés Magyarország
Ireland National Report of Ireland
Italy National Report of Italy Rapporto Nazionale per l’Italia
Latvia National Report of Latvia Latvijas Nacionālais ziņojums
Lithuania National Report of Lithuania Nacionalinė Lietuvos ataskaita
Netherlands National Report of the Netherlands Nationaal Rapport Nederland
Poland National Report of Poland Raport krajowy- Polska


National Report of Portugal Relatório Nacional de Portugal
Romania National Report of Romania Raport naţional – România
Slovakia National Report of Slovakia Národná správa pre Slovensko
Slovenia National Report of Slovenia Nacionalno poročilo Slovenije
Spain National Report of Spain Informe Nacional: España
United Kingdom National Report of the United Kingdom