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17 Jul 2019
On October 15, a children's rights conference, 'From Silence to Spoken Words–Pannonhalma Children's Rights Symposium', will be held in Pannonhalma, organized by the Pannonhalma Archabbey and the Hintalovon Children's Rights Foundation. The...
02 Jul 2019
With students from all over Greece being the protagonists, and their teachers and parents also participating, the European Student Volunteer Network of YouSmile, initiated in 2012 by “The Smile of the Child”, Greek member of Eurochild, hosted the...
29 Jun 2019
The Council of Europe is holding a call for applications from international NGOs / international consultants to prepare, coordinate and implement child participation at its upcoming Children’s Rights conference. The conference will mark the mid-term...
18 May 2019
The National Network for Children, Bulgaria, announced two new services for children at risk officially opened in the city of Kazanlak: the Emergency Center for Accommodating Children at Risk, and the Blue Room in the Center for Public Support. The...
16 May 2019
On 14 May 2019 children from Children’s City Council Opatija organised a panel discussion between children and candidates for the European Parliament elections to encourage candidates to become child rights champions. As Child Rights Champions,...
28 Mar 2019
During the 2014 European Elections, a network of organisations working for children’s rights came together to elect the ‘Child Rights Champions’ – European politicians engaged in defending the rights of children in Parliament – which led to the...
27 Mar 2019
The Romanian government, holding Presidency of the EU Council in the first half of 2019, has made the promotion of children’s rights – particularly the right to participate – its key priority. The “Bucharest Children’s Declaration” will be...
27 Mar 2019
Following the first roundtable in January 2019, during which children had the opportunity to voice their opinions and share their priority areas with EU election candidates, a follow-up roundtable was organised by the President’s Foundation for the...
22 Mar 2019
Children have been protesting and calling governments to address climate change, with strikes organized around the world on 15 March. UN experts have voiced their support for these efforts to protect the environment by approving the Human Rights...
15 Mar 2019
Last year, Greta Thunberg, a teenager from Sweden, started the first school strike outside the Swedish parliament, urging the government to acknowledge climate change and take preventive action. The world slowly started paying attention, and pupils...

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