EXAMPLES- Children’s Participation

The CFC Secretariat has gathered a number of examples of children’s participation at both local and national levels of government, and from low-, middle- and high-income nations.

Each example includes the following documents:

    • A worksheet describing the project (accessed from the CFC Database)
    • Other documents, such as publications, guides, reports and strategies, developed by the project (when available)
    • A project review prepared by the CFC Secretariat, based upon in-depth documentation of the project and developed on the basis of a standard research protocol (when available)
    • Tools developed by the project (when available)

 


The National Children’s Strategy

IRELAND

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DOCUMENT 1: City of possibilities: Youth viewpoints. Report of Dublin City Youth Seminar, Croke Park – May 2002

DOCUMENT 2: Drogheda as a child friendly town

DOCUMENT 3: Galway as a child friendly city

DOCUMENT 4: The Children’s Rights Alliance

PROJECT REVIEW: The National Children’s Strategy

TOOLS:
Comhairle na nÓg (Young People’s Council) 2002-2003
Young Dubliners speak out. Civic participation for schools and youth organisations

Documents

  1. Organizational Structure of the Dublin Children’s Council
    Uploaded By: Faustini Patrizia

The Children and Youth Parliament of Georgia

GEORGIA

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The Albanian Youth Parliament Project

ALBANIA

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Programa Prefeito Amigo da Criança (Child Friendly Mayor Programme)

Full details

DOCUMENT 1: Guia Prefeito Amigo da Crianca

PROJECT REVIEW: Programa Prefeito Amigo da Criança (Child Friendly Mayor Programme), Brazil

TOOLS:
Mapa da Crianca e do Adolescente 2001

Documents

  1. Parameters
    Uploaded By: Faustini Patrizia

Making London better for all Children and Young People. The Mayor’s Children and Young People’s Strategy

 

UK

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DOCUMENT 1: Office of the Children’s Rights Commissioner for London, UK

DOCUMENT 2: Children and young people’s participation in decision-making in London

DOCUMENT 3: Draft guide to preparing play strategies. Towards the provision of safe and attractive play spaces in London’s neighbourhoods

DOCUMENT 4: Guide to preparing Open Space Strategies. Best practice guidance of the London Plan

PROJECT REVIEW: Children and Young People’s Strategy, London, UK

TOOLS:
Document 1: Advisory Board Handbook
Document 2: london_strategy_full.pdf

Documents

  1. Making London Better for All Children and Young People
    The Mayor’s Children and Young People’s Strategy
    Uploaded By: Faustini Patrizia

New Zealand’s Agenda for Children. Making life better for children

NEW ZEALAND

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DOCUMENT 1: First call for children. Waitakere City Council

DOCUMENT 2: Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa, New Zealand

DOCUMENT 3: Christchurch City Council youth strategy

TOOLS:
Key principles for government policy and practice (see doc. nzagendaforchildren.pdf, pag. 7)
Action Area 2: Increasing children’s participation (see doc. nzagendaforchildren.pdf, pag. 19)
Principles of effective young participation (see doc. strategy_aotearoa.pdf., pag 11)
The Council ensures that the views and needs of young people are taken into account in Council Activities (see doc. christchurchcouncyouthstrategy.pdf, pag. 10)

Documents

  1. New Zealand’s AGENDA FOR Children
    Uploaded By: Faustini Patrizia
  2. The Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa
    Uploaded By: Faustini Patrizia

La città dei bambini (Children’s City)

 

ITALY

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DOCUMENT 1: La città dei bambini

DOCUMENT 2: Se i bambini dicono: adesso basta!

DOCUMENT 3: Una città con i bambini. Progetti ed esperienze del laboratorio di Fano

PROJECT REVIEW: La città dei bambini (Children’s City), Italy

TOOLS:
The Children’s Council of Rome


Imagine Chicago

 

USA

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DOCUMENT 1: Imagine Chicago. A Chicago Case Study in Intergenerational Appreciative Inquiry

DOCUMENT 2: Imagine Chicago. Citizen Leaders: Inspiring Community Innovation

DOCUMENT 3: Cultivating Hope and Imagination

TOOLS:
Different phases of each pilot project (see doc.imagine_chicago.pdf, pag.3)
Imagine chicago citywide interview questions (see doc. imagine_chicago.pdf, pag 4)
List of some practices and tools for the development of hope(see doc. imagine_chicago_article.pdf, pag. 9)
Community innovation guide (see doc. imagine_chicago_citizenproject.pdf pag. 3)
Imagine Chicago’s key organizing principles (see doc. imagine_chicago_tenyears.pdf, pag. 9)
How to: Appreciative Inquiry Questions (see doc. imagine_chicago_tenyears.pdf, pag.14)
Sample invitation letter (see doc. imagine_chicago_tenyears.pdf, pag.15)
Intergenerational interview questions (see doc. imagine_chicago_tenyears.pdf, pag.15)

Documents

  1. Immagine Chicago
    Uploaded By: Faustini Patrizia
  2. Immagine Chicago Article
    Uploaded By: Faustini Patrizia
  3. Immagine Chicago Citizen Project
    Uploaded By: Faustini Patrizia
  4. Immagine Chicago 10 years
    Uploaded By: Faustini Patrizia

Growing Up in Cities

 

GLOBAL

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DOCUMENT 1: Growing up in an urbanising world

DOCUMENT 2: Creating better cities with children and youth. A manual for participation

PROJECT REVIEW: Growing Up in Cities Programme
PROJECT REVIEW: Growing up in Tilburg, Netherlands

TOOLS:
Parameters (see doc. unesco_guic_manual.pdf)

Documents

  1. Parameters
    (see doc. unesco_guic_manual.pdf)
    Uploaded By: Faustini Patrizia

Ciudades Amigas de la Infancia (Child Friendly Cities)

 

SPAIN

DOCUMENT 1: Fundamentos del Programa

DOCUMENT 2: I Certamen sobre Derechos de Infancia y Política Municipal

DOCUMENT 3: Decleración de Lleida sobre los Derechos de la Infancia: Actuaciones desde los municipios

DOCUMENT 4: Guía de Buenas Prácticas sobre Planes y Consejos de Infancia en el Ámbito Municipal Español

DOCUMENT 5: Jornadas: “La cooperación descentralizada: El municipio come espacio de encuentro”. San Fernando de Henares (Madrid), 28 y 29 de octubre de 2003

PROJECT REVIEW: Ciudades Amigas de la Infancia

TOOLS:
Indicadores municipales de aplicación de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño
Ciudades Amigas de la Infancia PPT (see CAI2.ppt)

Documents

  1. Ciudades Amigas de la Infancia PPT
    (see CAI2.ppt)
    Uploaded By: Faustini Patrizia

Città sostenibili delle Bambine e dei Bambini (Sustainable Cities for Girls and Boys)

 

ITALY

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DOCUMENT 1: La guida alle città sostenibili delle bambine e dei bambini

DOCUMENT 2: Le bambine e i bambini trasformano le città

DOCUMENT 3: I bambini trasformano la città

PROJECT REVIEW: Città sostenibili delle Bambine e dei Bambini

Documents

  1. Parameters
    (see doc. italy_citta_sostenibili.pdf)
    Uploaded By: Faustini Patrizia

Children’s Parliament on Environment, Local Agenda 21

 

UK

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TOOLS :
Children’s Parliament on Environment- Spring 2002 on line (http://www.la21.org.uk/cp2002/index.html)


Associations Nationale des Conseils d’Enfants et de Jeunes (The National Association of Children and Youth Councils)

 

FRANCE

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DOCUMENT 1: Etude exploratoire: quelles modalites de collaboration possibles entre les conseils d’enfants et de jeunes et le contrat de ville

DOCUMENT 2: Programme d’actions 2003 de l’Association Nationale des Conseils d’Enfants et de Jeunes (ANACEJ)

Documents

  1. Grille d’observation
    pag. 25
    Uploaded By: Faustini Patrizia
  2. Modalités de collaboration entre les CMEJ et les CDV
    pag.20
    Uploaded By: Faustini Patrizia

UNICEF Certificate: approved municipality

 

BRAZIL

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PROJECT REVIEW: The UNICEF-Municipal Seal of Approval, Ceará, Brazil

Documents

  1. Parameters
    Uploaded By: Faustini Patrizia
  2. Selo UNICEF- Municipio Aprovado
    Uploaded By: Faustini Patrizia