Eurochild Children's Council
The Eurochild Children’s Council (ECC) is a selected group of children supported by Eurochild members from different countries around Europe. They play an advisory role in relation to Eurochild’s key advocacy priorities, governance decisions and events. The ECC has a mandate of two years.
Besides monthly meetings with the Secretariat child participation team, the ECC is represented at Eurochild management board meetings, and provides input to different projects. Additionally, the children are creating and leading their own initiatives and campaigns. The ECC is essential to ensuring the interests and voices of children are directly represented in the work of Eurochild.
The current ECC was inaugurated in May 2022 and it is composed of 11 children:
|Jakob||Slovenia||Slovenian Association of Friends of Youth|
|Lana||Croatia||Society "Our children" Opatija|
|Aleks||Bulgaria||National Network for Children- Bulgaria|
|Rayaa||Ireland||Cork Migrant Centre|
|Andre||Malta||Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society (MFWS)|
|Anna||Greece||The Smile of the Child|
|Liam||Scotland (UK)||Children In Scotland|
|Mor||Hungary||Hintalovon Alapítvány - Hungary|
|Elisabet||Estonia||Estonian Union for Child Welfare|
Photos from the handover meeting between the current and the previous ECC in Brussels on May 2022:
Eurochild Childrens Council 2019-2022
The second ECC was inaugurated in April 2019.
They worked towards mainstreaming children’s voices through all Eurochild’s work, with a focus on advocacy, events and strategy planning. They supported the Eurochild network in reaching a high standard in participatory practices.
It was composed of 12 children:
|Andreas||Cyprus||PCCPWC - Cyprus Children's Parliament|
|Eetu||Finland||Central Union for Child Welfare|
|June||Spain||University of Deusto|
|Kärg||Estonia||Estonian Union for Child Welfare|
|Martina||Malta||Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society (MFWS)|
|Milena||Bulgaria||National Network for Children- Bulgaria|
|Petra||Croatia||Society "Our children" Opatija|
|Sioda||Ireland||Children's Right Alliance Ireland|
|Una||Serbia||Child Rights Centre|
|Victor||UK||Children in Wales|
Watch the YouTube playlist below and meet them one by one!
Watch their Activity report video from the Eurochild Assembly 2022
Eurochild Childrens Council 2017-2019
The first ECC was established in July 2017 and ran until April 2019. They worked towards mainstreaming children's voices through all Eurochild's work.
|Angelina||Ukraine||Antonina Slipchenko (individual member of Eurochild)|
|Arthur||Finland||Central Union for Child Welfare|
|Dalia||Estonia||Estonian Union for Child Welfare|
|Ilian||Bulgaria||National Network for Children Bulgaria|
|Jan||Croatia||Society Our children Opatija|
|Edvina||Slovenia||Slovenian Association of Friends of Youth|
|Konstantinos||Greece||Smile of the Child|
|Sharon||Malta||President's Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society|
|Simonida||Serbia||Child Rights Centre|
|Xabier||Spain||University of Deusto|
Eurochild Children's Council takes over
A Strategy to put children at the heart of Europe
Look at the photos from the November 2017 meeting in Brussels: