CRAG Proposal on Child Participation
This document is intended as a discussion paper setting out some of the basic principles and standards required for the meaningful and safe participation of children in the European Forum on the Rights of the Child. It is based on the many years of experience of the different networks and international organisations who work directly with children and young people in Europe and in developing countries.
The principles and standards described in this paper are based on known best practice in children’s participation in other national and international events and projects. However, CRAG emphasises that whilst some suggestions are given on how children’s participation should best be organised, the exact mechanisms (selection of participants, expert groups, etc.) should be worked out in consultation with children and young people themselves.