In March 2018, an introductory report on Plan Z had been published and it mentioned about the 2-day ‘incubation workshop’ held in Romania on 9-10 December 2017. At the end of the workshop, the children felt that it led to good communication, they exercised their ability to freely express opinions, they built good relationships and they valued the learning about an enriched understanding regarding violence (not just physical).
Overall, this denoted ‘consultative participation’ (Lansdown Model of participation, described in World Vision International Child and Young People’s Participation policy) where adults have initiated the discussion and have actively sought children’s views. Once the children became involved in the decision to focus their work from Violence against children to Bullying / Cyberbullying, the level of participation had been stepped up to ‘collaborative participation’.
The follow up ‘incubator workshop’ held in Romania took place on 21st-22nd April 2018 and Tdh Romania led the group of stakeholders towards reaching higher levels of participation, shifting the focus from selecting ideas to developing prototypes which children could test in their communities. To achieve this, we have used the Design Thinking – A framework for innovation (Billy Loizou), see attached.
Both during preparation and delivery of the 2ndworkshop we had used the ‘Lundy model of participation’ which includes the essential components required to ensure a meaningful implementation of the right to participate: Space, Voice, Audience and Influence (see attached World Vision International Child and Young People’s Participation policy).
The report of the 2ndworkshop Plan Z Romania is currently being written and will be made available on the CP Portal in the near future. Meanwhile, attached here, these are the slides used for this Child Led Innovation workshop to tackle bulying as a form of violence against children.