TransMonEE: 30 years of monitoring child rights and inequities

1-2  Nov 2022,


Taking stock and growing stronger towards a comprehensive child rights monitoring framework

Background on TransMonEE

TransMonEE is a three-decade-old regional partnership initiative among the National Statistics Offices (NSOs). It aims to strengthen the coverage, quality, disaggregation, accessibility, and use of data on children, across a breadth of areas relevant to children’s rights and wellbeing, aligned with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The TransMonEE partnership seeks to enhance the generation, comparability, systematization, and integration of statistics and indicators on childhood and adolescence in Europe and Central Asia, as they are instrumental to improving the planning, implementation, and evaluation of policies and programmes for children and adolescents.

Objective of the 2022 TransMonEE Meeting

After a pause of three years, following the successful 2019 TransMonEE meeting, this year’s TransMonEE meeting will seek:

  • to review the recently adopted Guidance of the Conference of European Statisticians for improving statistics on selected vulnerable groups of children.
  • to take stock of the application of the new list of minimum child protection indicators in the region and specifically explore good practices related to the generation of statistics on children in alternative care,
  • to discuss and reach a broad consensus on a regional monitoring framework for child rights with its key domains, sub-domains, and indicators and the adjustments needed in the post-COVID period to capture the realization of child rights and challenges children face in today’s world.

For more information, please refer to the administrative and concept notes below. If you have any additional questions, please contact ecarodata@unicef.org.

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Background documents:    
Child rights monitoring framework, draft pdf pdf
Guidance on statistics on children pdf pdf
Agenda pdf pdf
Administrative note pdf pdf
Concept note pdf pdf
Description of thematic sessions pdf pdf
List of participants pdf pdf
Day 1 presentations    
Welcome and opening remarks Erhan Çetinkaya, Turkish Statistical Institute    
Afshan Khan, Regional Director, UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) – online    
Objectives, agenda, and logistics Carlos Acosta, Regional Chief of Programme and Planning, UNICEF ECARO pdf pdf
Update on the TransMonEE revisioning Siraj Mahmudlu, Child Rights Monitoring Manager, UNICEF ECARO pdf pdf
Session 1. Conference of European Statisticians (CES) Guidance on the improvement of statistics on children Session Chair: Majda Savicevic, MONSTAT    
Background and work of the CES Task Force Kristen Jeffers, Social and Demographic Statistics, UNECE pdf pdf
Recommendations of the CES Task Force Dafna Kohen, Canada Statistics, Chair of the CES Task Force pdf pdf
Country presentations in follow up to the recommendations on general issues for statistics on children Evrim Sultan, TurkStat Expert, Demographic Statistics Department, Turkish Statistical Institute, Türkiye pdf pdf
Vladica Jankovic, DevInfo Administrator, Serbia pdf pdf
Apostolos Kasapis, Head of President's Office, ELSTAT, Greece pdf pdf
ECA Child Rights Monitoring Framework Siraj Mahmudlu, Child Rights Monitoring Manager, UNICEF ECARO pdf pdf
Discussions about the framework in group Participants    
Feedback from groups Participants    
Session 2. Updates on the data landscape and data sources on children Session chair: Dinara Soorombaeva, National Statistics Committee of Kyrgyzstan    
Update on Violence Against Children data - International classification and operational definitions of violence against children for statistical purposes Claudia Cappa, Senior Advisor, Data and Analytics, UNICEF HQ pdf pdf
Preparation for round 7 of Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys Attila Hancioglu, Global MICS Coordinator, UNICEF HQ pdf pdf
Coupling periodic surveys with more frequent data collection: MICS+ experience of Georgia Paata Shavishvili, Geostat Deputy Executive Director pdf pdf
Cross-sectional surveys: - Panel surveys: Growing up in Ireland Survey – taking stock and next steps Bridget Hearne, Ireland Central Statistics Office and Eoin McNamara, Economic and Social Research Institute - online pdf pdf
Summary of the day / Reflection Kyrgyzstan and UNICEF    
Day 2 presentations    
Session 3. Data on children in alternative care: situation and prospects Session Chair: Murat Kapikiran, TurkStat    
Availability and quality of data on children in alternative care in the TransMonEE Flavio Bianconi, Expert pdf pdf
Mapping the alternative care data systems across the EU and the UK – lessons learned from the DataCare initiative Maria Herczog, Eurochild pdf pdf
Understanding the situation of children in alternative care in ECA Joanna Rogers, Expert pdf pdf
Task Force recommendations on improvement of statistics on children in alternative care and spotlight on Canada Dafna Kohen, Canada Statistics pdf pdf
Progress in improving the availability, quality and disaggregation of data on children in alternative care Facilitator: Joanna Rogers, Expert and Countries    
Country presentation Albania pdf pdf
Country presentation Croatia pdf pdf
Country presentation Moldova pdf pdf
Country presentation Montenegro pdf pdf
Country presentation Tajikistan pdf pdf
Group work to discuss and identify main enablers to implement the CES recommendations on children in alternative care Participants    
Feedback from groups to plenary and plenary reflections Participants    
Final reflections on Day 2 and outlook Aaron Greenberg, UNICEF    
Session 4. Planning for the next meeting    
Takeaways from the 2022 meeting and planning for the next rounds Participants    
Summary of the meeting and closure Kazakhstan and UNICEF pdf pdf