Children International Press Centre Foundation aims at supporting children in making media campaigns as reporters by helping them in finding Inspiring topics and people for them to research. The Foundation provides schools, governments and libraries with materials scenarios and (digital) formats for the start-up of a child press centre and facilitates the exchange of good practices and experience. It also provides a network of publishing and media partners.
Veronica Smits has got more than 25 years experience in family and child-law. In her research and recent daily activities, she focused on the child participation issues. Veronica works as an assistant teacher at the Tilburg University(family and youth law) and she is engaged as a legal advisor for William Schirkker Group (child protection and youth probation).
Within Utrecht University’s research team Dynamics of Youth researchers from all fields of expertise study how children and youth develop in our rapidly changing society. The main criteria for research under ‘Dynamics of Youth’ is that the research is interdisciplinary and contributes to solving relevant societal problems (often in collaboration with external public and private partners and where appropriate with children and youth themselves).
Stichting Families Foundation is committed to making available evidence-based and proven programmes to families in LMIC and across Europe to strengthen communities. This is achieved through developing partnerships with NGOs and INGOs and providing technical assistance to enable effective implementation, service delivery and sustainability of parenting programmes and other programmes that will enhance the life of families, promote healthy child development, reduce harsh parenting and increase self-regulation and child resiliency.
The Netherlands Youth Institute is the Dutch national institute for compiling, verifying and disseminating knowledge on children and youth matters, such as youth care, parenting support and child education. The Netherlands Youth Institute’s main aim is to improve the physical, cognitive, mental and social development of children and young people by improving the quality and effectiveness of the services rendered to them and to their parents or carers. It supports the youth sector by advising on policy, programmes and implementation and by training professionals in evidence based methods.
Through the Coalition for Children’s Rights, organisations join forces to protect the interests of the child and supervise the safeguarding of children’s rights in Dutch law, policy and practice. The Coalition consists of key members Defence for Children, Kinderpostzegels, the National Youth Council, Save the Children, Terre des Hommes and UNICEF The Netherlands, and has the Netherlands Youth Institute as their advisor. Besides its key members, the Coalition has many other partners.
International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI) is a knowledge organisation in psycho social development of children and young people growing up in difficult circumstances. ICDI aims at promoting children’ s rights and improving policies and practices by building the skills of the children, families, communities, local organisations and authorities. ICDI also works with and for bigger international children’s rights organisations, supporting knowledge transfer through training, research and advice.
EACH promotes the welfare of all children before, during or after a hospital stay. It seeks the recognition of the rights of sick children with all its implications to become a uniform European standard. In several European countries the EACH Charter has served as a basis for healthcare legislation and professional guidelines and has been used as a reference in many scientific studies and publications.