April 2000

The CBSS Heads of Government underlined their concern for children at risk in the Baltic Sea Region. Recommended steps in the Chairman’s Conclusions included: 1. all regional, governmental and multilateral co-operation should come within the CBSS secretariat. This applies then to the Children at Risk project. 2. intensify efforts to enforce a coordinated and multidisciplinary approach towards children at risk in the Baltic Sea region, including, inter alia, initiatives at the local level, and to further develop the Child Centre for Children at Risk IT network for intergovernmental exchange of information and experiences in the area of child welfare and protection. 3. promote co-operation between NGOs and authorities involved in children’s issues. 4. continue the co-operation on promoting active participation of young people in the development of democratic and pluralistic societies.