Last March, the European Commission adopted the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child. This new strategy – covering a time period from 2021 to 2024 - aims to provide a comprehensive policy framework for children’s rights, bringing all existing and future EU actions and policies on children’s rights under one single umbrella. The ambition set is to “build the best possible life for children in the European Union and across the globe”.

Among the many fundamental rights of the child addressed by the strategy is the right to live in a clean and healthy planet, and to enjoy and respect the natural environment. Protecting children and future parents against exposure to hazardous chemicals, such as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), is a corner stone to deliver on this promise.