Special section: Participation

In this section you will find a selection of resources on the importance of consulting with children and young people, including those with disabilities: manuals, practical steps, promising practices, learning opportunities and other.


11 Nov 2019
Terre des hommes Romania announces that the eighth edition of the event Takeover Day will be held in Romania between 18-22 November, striving to promote children’s right to choose their future and to express their opinion.  Almost 500... Read more
22 Oct 2019
Child poverty in the European Union today In 2019, despite being one of the most prosperous regions in the world, 1 in 4 children in the European Union are still being failed. Childhood poverty and social exclusion can have... Read more
30 Sep 2019
Launched in June 2019, the first-ever Child Friendly Cities Initiative Inspire Awards celebrate projects that foster children’s rights at the local level and improve the lives of children in the communities they live in. Twenty entries... Read more


26 Apr 2018
The Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action was one of the key outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit and called for the development of guidelines on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in... Read more
06 Nov 2017
This free course, aimed at parents and professionals, is being offered as a guide to helping identify and deal with depression and low mood amongst teenagers and young people. The course will help them to recognise low mood and... Read more
11 Oct 2017
This course offers an introduction to the issue of anxiety among teenagers and young people. It is aimed at health professionals and teachers without specialist training in this area, and does not require any prior experience or knowledge. The... Read more


20 Feb 2019
Municipal Regulation and Action Plan on Children’s Rights aims to put in the center of their attention and reinstate as a priority in their municipal governance agenda the issues dealing with and related to children. These documents provide... Read more
27 Nov 2018
We are sharing the national representative survey "Voices of the Children" conducted by the Market Links research agency in the period January - February 2017, as per a UNICEF Bulgaria assignment. It follows the model of one of the largest... Read more
03 Oct 2018
Technology can be introduced to ways in which children are engaged with regards to protection. This generally includes education, data collection, and communication with social workers/ child services. While propositions in this article make... Read more


10 Oct 2019
The Bulgarian NOVA Television reported about the "Social Circus Project" by psychologists and artists project, which aims to find a vocation for children without parents and disadvantaged people on the verge of puberty. The... Read more
18 May 2019
"What is Social Work?" was the topic of the first monthly discussion meeting organized by the Know-How Center for the Alternative Care for Children. Unfortunately, for the moment the videos are only available in Bulgarian. The topic of... Read more
11 Apr 2019
Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion (FSCI Bulgaria) shared this video from channel bTV's "We Believe in Good". The video presents a restaurant in the capital Sofia which "hires young people at risk and teaches them social... Read more


Images of War: The Place of the War Past of the Parents in the Second Generation’s Identity
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Journal of Regional Security
Kalina Yordanova is a a psychotherapist for victims of torture, domestic violence and human trafficking. Her academic work is based on the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Syria, namely the psychological consequences of war.
Working with Young People - Czech Republic Self Advocates (Video)
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: LUMOS- Protecting Children. Providing Solutions
In February 2015, Lumos presented at the Zero Project Conference on independent living and political participation in Vienna, alongside a team of
Child Protections: Systemic errors (Video)
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: RTL
The Hungarian commercial TV channel's regular show, 'Magyarul Balóval' aired an interview with two experts, Léna Szilvási director of SOS Children's Village and Miklós Radoszáv Miklós child protection expert about the systemic errors in child prot
Workshop "Challenging violations of children's rights through legal advocacy in Ukraine"
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Crin
The International Network on the Rights of the Child (CRIN) is an international human rights organization, their activities are aimed at advocating for children's rights.
Invest in Us: Children tell governments what they need
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Plan International
The views of children in this film are based on consultations with over 2000 children from over 70 countries that took place between July 2014 - February 2015.
"What young people affected by sexual exploitation have told us about the support they want from you" Fiona Factor
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: University of Bedfordshire
In this short film Fiona Factor draws on consultations with young people affected by sexual exploitation to identify six key things young people want from adults supporting them.
How to Communicate with Children with Disabilities?
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Save the Children Armenia Country Office
This manual has been developed by “Save the Children” in the framework of “Initiative for Child’s Health and Education - 2” project.
Takaharu Tezuka: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen (Video)
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: TED
At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka.
Rights of Children with Disabilities in the International Human Rights Framework and European Union Policy: Norms, Concerns and Opportunities
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: Inclusion Europe, Eurochild
This paper summarises the available international and European evidence on the specific situation of children with disabilities and highlights the main opportunities for EU action to guarantee the rights of children with disabilities in the EU.
A Toolkit for Monitoring and Evaluating Children's Participation
Date of publication: 2014
Save the Children UK has published several PDFs, which collectively make a "toolkit" for how to measure and evaluation child particpation.  


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