news

Child reporters meet in Amsterdam

Children's International Press Centre Foundation (CIPC foundation) which recently became a member of Eurochild, held on 26 April 2018 its first International Child Press Meeting in Amsterdam.

The event gathered child reporters from different countries as well as adults and media-literacy experts who discussed on how to create the right environment and facilities for young people to participate in topics they find important and how to make their voices heard. 

Elise Sijthoff, founder of the CIPC Foundation, said: "Children want to be involved in society, but hesitate to trust media and politicians."

When asked to choose which issues they would like to cover in news reports, ChildPress reporters came up with several issues, such as: child abuse, child participation, drug consumption near schools, educational system, etc.

ChildPress reporters also received media trainings: filming, writing and choosing the right platforms to publish content and which audiences to target.

Julie Ward, Member of the European Parliament, who attended the event, said: 'children's rights and child press initiatives are closely intertwined: they both help making young people's voices heard.'

Matthew Pye, teacher, said: ’’ Many young people don't know whom to trust. Which is why it is so important to help them become autonomous.’’

During the event children expressed the will to have courses in schools that would teach them how to become critical thinkers, a more direct contact with institutions such as the European Parliament and asked for more accessible news. 




Related News/Events

slide
3 November 2022

Not my crime, still my sentence

Eurochild member COPE's child participation projects gather experiences of children of incarcerated parents An estimated 2.1 million children are separated from a parent in prison in Europe countries on any…
read more
slide
26 September 2022

Eurochild Children's Council gives Child Participation in Safeguarding training at Keeping Children Safe's Summit

Anna, Iva, Andre and Lana share their experiences regarding child safeguarding measures in child participation that are essential in city councils, schools, in case of traumatic experiences and in the…
read more
slide
29 August 2022

Participate to the 14th Forum on the Rights of the Child

This year's Forum will take place on 27-29 September online and will focus on empowering, protecting and including children. On the afternoons of the 27, 28 and 29 of September, the…
read more