[Malta] Children seek MEP to champion their rights

19 Jan 2019
Source: 
Independent Malta

Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society at San Anton Palace organized a roundtable hosting 13 prospective members of the European Parliament (MEP) candidates and a group of children looking to appoint the new MEP who will be representing them in the European Parliament. Some of the topics discussed were related to migration, healthcare, environment and bulling, as well as civic education for 16-years old who will be voting for first time on next elections. The key conclusions of this discussion will feed into the Eurochild`s research ‘The Europe Kids Want’.

Foundation director general Ruth Farrugia said: "This roundtable gives children the opportunity to voice their opinions and share their priority areas with the people who will be representing them in the European Parliament. We hope this roundtable will be instrumental in putting children's rights and child participation high on the agenda both at local and at European level."

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