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Eurochild Children's Council: April Updates

We are happy to share the latest updates coming from some of the members of our Children's Council. More coming soon!

Sioda, Children's Right Alliance Ireland (Foroige), Ireland

The Comhairle National Executive is a group of one elected representative from each of the 31 Comhairlí in Ireland who follow up on the Dáil na nÓg recommendations to make changes for young people in that area. The current National Executive is halfway through their first term and is working towards finding climate friendly transport solutions for young people in Ireland. They have decided to try and implement a youth travel card for all modes of public transport around the country. They are currently working on creating a clearer picture of this travel card and presenting their ideas to different Ministers and policy-makers. So far they have received a very positive response to the idea and hope it will make a really difference in encouraging more young people in Ireland to use public transport and make a more climate friendly transport choice.

Comhairle na nÓg Mayo (Mayo’s youth council) are doing several projects at the minute. One group is working on creating storybooks for young children with LGBTQ+ representation. They are working with the local library in creating three fairytales that include LGBTQ+ inclusive characters.

Another group are working on a survey on disability, inequality and people’s experiences with inequality in Mayo and how it affects their daily lives. With the results from this survey the group will be creating a video to show the findings. They are also working on creating a podcast where they will interview people with disabilities and also people working with people with disabilities and their experiences.

Another group are working on a VR experience that gives a unique perspective of what it’s like to experience discrimination. They are doing thorough research on the experience of discrimination and how they can carry out this project during Covid-19.

Karg, Estonian Union for Child Welfare, Estonia’

Karg (pictured above), has been interviewed by DigiGen, a European project focusing on young people and online safety policies and practices. In the article she talks about the importance of child participation and the role of digital devices and the internet in her and her peers’ everyday lives. Read the full article




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