National Observatories

The National Observatory for childhood and adolescence

The National Observatory for childhood and adolescence, established under Law no. 451 of 23 December 1997 and governed by Presidential Decree no. 103 of 14 May 2007, is made up of representatives of the administrations of all levels of governance and the associations and organizations of the civil society dealing with childhood and adolescence.

The body is chaired by the Minister responsible for the family and is made up of approximately 50 members, representing the different competent central administrations responsible for policies for childhood, the regions and local autonomies, the National Statistics Institute (ISTAT), the social partners and other bodies of specific relevance in the sector, as listed by article 2 of the above-mentioned Presidential Decree 103/2007.

The Observatory’s job is to prepare every two years the National action plan and actions for the protection of the rights and development of people in the developmental age, with the goal of giving priority to the programmes addressed to underage people and strengthening the cooperation for the development of childhood and adolescence. It also prepares every two years the Biennial report on the condition of childhood and adolescence in Italy and on the implementation of the relevant rights. Eventually, every five years its job is to prepare the scheme of the Government Report to the UN on the enforcement of the Convention on the rights of the child of 1989.

To support the preparatory works for the preparation of such documents, a reserved web area has been created, addressing the coordinators and members of the work groups made up at the Observatory, to favour the systematization and exchange of information and documents.

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Other National Observatories that deal with topics related to childhood and adolescence:

National observatory of the family

Observatory for the fight against paedophilia and child pornography