Neither the European Union nor the Council of Europe have suggested any specific age of consent, and there has not been any effort so far to standardize the age across member states.
However, most countries in Europe now have binding legal obligations in regard to the sexual abuse of children under 18.
Other acts that must be criminalized include: "Engaging in sexual activities with a child (child is defined in Article 3 as "person under the age of 18 years") where: The age of consent is called "the legal age for sexual activities" and must be chosen by states at the age they see fit.
(No specific age is recommended.) As of December 2016, the convention has been ratified by 42 states, while another 5 states have signed but not yet ratified the convention.
All other jurisdictions in Europe have an equal and gender-neutral age limit.