Category: Participation for Change

Health and WellbeingLocal8-1213-15Education15-1818-25Over 25Participation for ChangeOther

Forum – Rights of Children and Youth

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What did we do

This event took place in 2019 and 2020 in different formats, due the context that we are living (COVID-19 pandemic). In both years several initiatives took place in order to raise awareness and increase the commitment of different stakeholders such as schools, municipality, civic society organizations (CSO) to promote participation of children and young people in the life of the community as an essential element for the exercise of citizenship and for the development of a sense of belonging.
Specialists, educators, municipality officers from various areas of intervention were involved, and together with the children and youth of Cascais, created spaces for dialogue, reflection and analysis of their rights, needs and interests.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoCJJM9wdmI -2019

https://www.cascais.pt/noticia/cascais-promove-forum-dos-direitos-das-criancas-e-jovens – 2019

https://www.facebook.com/122059941234310/videos/3478928002194312 – 2020

Contact: Carolina Loureiro, DYPALL Network (Carolina.loureiro@dypall.com)

The place is called:

Cascais; Portugal

Date

1/11/2019

Ongoing

13-1515-18InternationalParticipation for ChangeOther

NETWORK OF YOUNG ADVISORS (NYA) – PARTICIPATION OF CHILDREN AND THE IMPACT ON THE WORK OF THE OMBUDSMAN FOR CHILDREN

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What did we do

We organize consultation meetings with children and young people and focus group discussions aimed at enhancing children’s involvement in decision-making, are considered as being particularly beneficial.

In 2010, the Ombudsman for Children founded the Network of Young Advisors (NYA) as its standing advisory body and a form of child participation. The NYA members act as advisors to and associates of the Ombudsman for Children, but also as ambassadors, communicating information about the work of the NYA and the Ombudsman for Children to their peers and taking steps to ensure that they know their rights and the ways to protect them. Acting within the scope of their role as advisors, they inform the Ombudsman about their views of the place of children in society and problems faced by children in their communities, suggesting ways to solve these problems. In carrying out their advisory role, they work closely with the Ombudsman for Children and the adult staff members of the Office of the Ombudsman for Children, and exchange views and opinions via a closed online forum. Each member of the NYA promotes and argues for his/her own point of view, acts on his/her own behalf, and does not represent any group, school or town. The NYA members are constantly active in the online forum, which enables a constant exchange of opinions between meetings.

http://dijete.hr/en/publications/

The place is called:

Croatia and International

Date

1/1/2010

18/3/2021

Health and WellbeingCare ExperiencedMoney for Essentials8-12Living in PovertyIndependence13-15Living with ViolenceEducation15-18Support NetworkInternational18-25Over 25Safe EnvironmentYoung CarerParticipation for ChangeDisabledEqualityLeisureLGBTQI

JUK

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What did we do

We trained young people in Japan as researchers and they did art activities and interviews with other disabled children and young people. We wanted to compare the way Japan and the UK are with children’s participation and rights for people with disabilities.

The place is called:

Japan and the UK

Date

1/12/2016

Ongoing

Health and WellbeingLocalEducation15-1818-25Black, Asian or Minority EthnicOver 25Safe EnvironmentParticipation for ChangeDisabled

Com’ON Cluj-Napoca ‘20

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What did we do

We delivered the fourth edition of the participatory budgeting for youth in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, providing funding for community initiatives proposed by young people for the city in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing the power of decision towards young people about which proposals to receive funding and enabling the informal groups which received funding to implement their own initiatives.

Com’ON Cluj-Napoca website: www.comoncluj.ro
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/comoncluj
Aftermovie: https://fb.watch/4CHXttc–I/
Brochure: https://issuu.com/pontgroup/docs/comon_cluj_2020_brochure

Contact: András Farkas, PONT Group and the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca (andras.farkas@pontgroup.org)

The place is called:

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Date

1/6/2020

1/12/2020

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community engagement, building intergenerational trust, developing the communities of the future

Health and WellbeingLocalCare Experienced8-12Living in Poverty13-15EducationSupport Network18-25Black, Asian or Minority EthnicSafe EnvironmentParticipation for ChangeDisabledEqualityLGBTQICOVID-19

LEAP Cluj

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What did we do

We delivered a comprehensive, multi- and inter-disciplinary assessment of the needs and opportunities for young people in the Cluj metropolitan area, guided by an ecosystem view and oriented towards future initiatives stemming from the results of the assessment. The project will deliver an evidence-informed, tech-enabled repository of data, actors and initiatives in the areas of health and well-being, and education and future of work in the Cluj metropolitan area, with a participatory and inclusive approach. Different aspects of the research and the formulation of policy proposals were provided through participatory mechanisms involving young people and stakeholders, too. Data and proposals are put at the base of future action in the Cluj Metro Area during a 10-year lifespan.

LEAP project website: www.leapcluj.ro
Overall presentation of the project (144 seconds): https://www.facebook.com/107986597796223/videos/2632866227026536
LEAP research report: https://leapcluj.ro/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/LEAP-Research-Report-2020.pdf
LEAP data repository with report and all underlying background documents: https://leapcluj.ro/data-repository/
LEAP Data visualization: https://leapcluj.ro/visualization/

Contact: András Farkas, PONT Group (andras.farkas@pontgroup.org)

The place is called:

Cluj-Napoca and Cluj Metro Area, Romania

Date

1/1/2020

1/12/2020

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community engagement, building intergenerational trust, developing the communities of the future

Health and WellbeingCare ExperiencedMoney for EssentialsLiving in PovertyIndependenceLiving with ViolenceEducationEuropeanSupport NetworkBlack, Asian or Minority EthnicThe EarthOver 25Safe EnvironmentYoung CarerParticipation for ChangeDisabledEqualityLeisureLGBTQICOVID-19

Children and (climate) change

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What did we do

Academics shared their recent research. We reported on what children have told us and sumarised it in a picture.

The place is called:

Sion

Date

30/9/2020

21/10/2020

Health and WellbeingEnglandMoney for Essentials8-12IndependenceRegional13-15Education15-18The EarthSafe EnvironmentParticipation for ChangeContact with Criminal Justice

‘Just putting me on the right track’

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We found out about nine things that help young people stay out of trouble.   Good relationships between YOT workers and young people ‘if you don’t …

Care ExperiencedEngland8-12Living in PovertyRegionalBlack, Asian or Minority EthnicThe EarthSafe EnvironmentParticipation for Change

Living Coast Youth Voice

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We found out that there are a lot of things that stop children and young people from being out enjoying themselves by the sea. Sometimes adults …

National15-1818-25Over 25Participation for Change

Intergenerational Board

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What did we do

We created an intergenerational board for the Foundation now comprised of 6 adults and 6 young people aged 16-21

Video of the L4WB-F story – governance in partnership: https://youtu.be/B82DpDKaVpE

Contact: Yakarah Attias-Rosen, Learning for Wellbeing Foundation (yakarah@learningforwellbeing.org)

The place is called:

Amsterdam

Date

1/4/2019

1/1/2020

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young people interested in engaged participation and governance

National13-1515-18Participation for ChangeOther

Children’s Rights Behind Bars

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What did we do

We organised activities to develop child friendly information tools specially adapted for and accessible to young people deprived of liberty.

http://www.childrensrightsbehindbars.eu/outputs/crbb-2-0-outputs/children-s-empowerment

The place is called:

Belgium

Date

1/10/2017

31/12/2017