Children's rights and participation conference

28 Mar 2008

The Centre for Applied Human Rights and the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York is organizing a conference on children’s rights and participation on 1 July 2008 in York, UK. The conference will explore the following questions: * Does participation bring meaningful change, and if so for whom? * How important is child participation? How realistic is it? * Are there limits to participation (evolving participation, evolving capacity) or clashes between child participation and the participation of others? * What are the connections between rights and participation? * Who controls the participation agenda? * What are the perspectives of children themselves on participatory mechanisms and processes? * Has participation run its course and, if so, is there a need for a new approach? For more information, contact: Judith Pink, Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5DD, UK Tel: +44 (0)1904 434398 Email:

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