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The Department for family policies of the Prime Minister’s Office, exercising functions of national guidance and coordination concerning policies for childhood and adolescence, also performs the typical functions of the National centre of documentation and analysis for childhood and adolescence (Law Decree 12 July 2018, no. 86, amended by Law 9 August 2018, no. 97).

The typical functions of the Centre are the promotion, disclosure and communication of the policies in favour of childhood and adolescence.

Namely (under article 3, paragraph 2, letters a), b), c), d), g) of Presidential Decree 14 May 2007, no. 103), such functions concern the activities of documentation, analysis, research and monitoring, information and promotion, as well as a bibliographical collection of studies and publications on the juvenile world.

The Department for family policies and Istituto degli Innocenti – based on a collaboration agreement – jointly work in order to synergically perform all the typical activities of the Centre which translate the Italian commitment aimed at the full implementation of the UN Convention on the rights of the child of 1989.

 

Reference legislation

Law 9 August 2018, no. 97 - “Conversion into law, with amendments, of law-decree 12 July 2018, no. 86, concerning urgent provisions on the reorganization of the assignments of the Ministries of cultural heritage and tourism, agricultural, food and forest policies and environment and protection of the territory and the sea, as well as on family and disability” [Coordinated text of Law Decree 12 July 2018, no. 86]

Law 23 December 1997, no. 451 - "Establishment of the Parliamentary Commission for childhood and of the National Observatory for childhood"

Presidential Decree 14 May 2007, no. 103 - "Regulation concerning the reorganization of the National Observatory for childhood and adolescence and the National Centre of documentation and analysis for childhood"

Law 28 August 1997, no. 285 - "Provisions for the promotion of rights and opportunities for childhood and adolescence"