European strategy for child and adolescent health and development




The WHO Regional Committee for Europe adopted the strategy in 2005. The strategy is not prescriptive, and is designed to be used flexibly to meet countries’ needs. It is essentially a framework that gives a range of policy options based on the best evidence, and encourages countries and regions to set their own targets and indicators. WHO/Europe has developed four implementation tools for the strategy (on action, assessment, information and gender) and is pilot-testing two more (policy implementation monitoring and adolescents).