"Bringing Europe Closer to Children"

The European Children's Rights Unit (ECRU) works alongside many external members from a range of academic, non-governmental and other research-driven organisations, to pursue a participatory, interdisciplinary research ethos into children's rights. Its focus is on the European (including comparative) dimension and is particularly distinctive in exploring the interplay between different levels of governance and the impact of those interactions on children's rights.

ECRU invites suggestions of collaboration with external entities and colleagues working in the broad field of European children's rights. Should you be interested in ECRU's activities or finding out more about how to get involved with our work, please contact ECRU's Director, Professor Helen Stalford, or Deputy Director, Dr Aoife Daly.


Learn more about our internationally recognised research output.

Research Projects

Find our more about the impact ECRU makes through our Research Projects.


Discover more about our researchers and their interests.

Brexit & Children's Rights

The implications of Brexit upon the rights of children and young people.


See how our expertise informs debate and influences policy around the rights of the Child.

Get Involved

Find out how you can work with us to add evidence-based analysis to the public debate.