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Our Rights. Our Future. The Europe We Want.

Eurochild, ChildFund Alliance, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, and UNICEF joined forces with the Child and Youth Friendly Governance Project to consult children 10 to 18 across the European Union on the issues that matter most to them.

Following the 2019 edition of the survey, a new survey was created in advance of the 2024 EU elections. The results of the consultations with children to which also were presented during the #VoteforChildren Campaign launch at the European Parliament on 21 March 2024.

More than 9,200 children aged 10 to 18 have spoken about the issues that matter most to them, providing their recommendations for EU decision makers to consider and act upon. Iva (Serbia) and Lana (Croatia) from the Eurochild Children's Council participated in the project.

This report is divided into different thematic chapters based on the topics of the consultations: education, mental health, discrimination, protection, participation, climate change, and children’s priorities. Under each topic, we have proposed recommendations for the new Members of the European Parliament and European Commission leadership.

Children’s biggest concerns:

  • War and conflict 82%
  • Mental health 79%
  • Finding a job or study opportunity 76%
  • Education 76%
  • Harassment and bullying 71%

Read the full report

Read the Executive Summary




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