Eurochild launches new child participation ‘toolbox’
Child advocacy network Eurochild has produced a practical ‘toolbox’ designed to help the implmentation of meaningful child participation and encourage collaboration between generations.
Eurochild says it ‘strives to put children’s voices at the heart of decision making’ and, through this new resource for professionals, it wants to help give others the tools to do the same.
Our latest publication, co-produced in collaboration with our member the Learning for Well-being Foundation, , offers a practical set of tools to implement meaningful children’s participation and encourage collaboration between generations.
Prepare children to play leading roles
Produced in collaboration with the Learning for Well-being Foundation, We Are Here. A Child Participation Toolbox builds on a children’s rights perspective to provide the tools needed to implement meaningful child participation in a variety of settings and to prepare children to play leading roles in participatory events.
It reinforces an understanding that participation can come in many forms, and through a variety of engaging activities helps prepare children for these different situations. Uniquely, this Toolbox also offers tools to help find meaningful ways for children and adults to work together.
‘Tailored to them and their needs’
We Are Here: A Child Participation Toolbox is for anyone and everyone looking to implement and strengthen child participation in their contexts. NGOs and civil society organisations working with and for children as well as national and European public institutions that plan to consult with children or to co-create projects are especially encouraged to use the Toolbox. It is for children and adults alike.
Valuable resource for members
Eurochild also hopes that it will become a valuable resource for our members, as well as anyone else who would like to build their capacity to ensure children are directly and meaningfully involved in their work.