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CHILD CIRCLE is a non-profit organisation (ASBL), established in Belgium in February 2014.  It is run by two experts who have been working in the field of EU law, child rights and child protection in Brussels for many years. 

About the Co-founders of Child Circle

Olivia Lind Haldorsson and Rebecca O'Donnell are experts on the child protection dimension of key EU policies and have each been working on EU matters in Brussels for over 20 years.

Olivia Lind Haldorsson (right), Co-founding Director of Child Circle, is a public affairs professional and human rights’ advocate with extensive experience of children's rights in EU Internal and External Affairs. Her areas of policy expertise include children’s rights and child protection, in particular, child sexual abuse and exploitation. 

Rebecca O'Donnell (left), Co-founding Director of Child Circle, is an Irish barrister with extensive experience in EU legal and public affairs. Her areas of expertise include fundamental rights, child friendly justice, child protection, asylum, migration and trafficking policies. 

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Olivia and Rebecca have been working together in the field of children's rights and child protection for many years. ​Recently they worked on projects in an independent advisory capacity for the Council of Europe, European Commission, ChildFund Alliance, ​Children of Prisoners Europe, European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), Global Partnership for Education, Save the Children and UNICEF. 

For more information www.odonnell-lind.eu​