Eurochild Children's Council

The Eurochild Children’s Council (ECC) is a selected group of children supported by Eurochild members from different countries around Europe. They play an advisory role in relation to Eurochild’s key advocacy priorities, governance decisions and events. The ECC has a mandate of two years.

Besides monthly meetings with the Secretariat child participation team, the ECC is represented at Eurochild management board meetings, and provides input to different projects. Additionally, the children are creating and leading their own initiatives and campaigns. The ECC is essential to ensuring the interests and voices of children are directly represented in the work of Eurochild.

The current ECC was inaugurated in May 2022 and it is composed of 11 children:

NameCountrySupporting Organisation
JakobSloveniaSlovenian Association of Friends of Youth
LanaCroatiaSociety "Our children" Opatija
AleksBulgariaNational Network for Children- Bulgaria
RayaaIrelandCork Migrant Centre
AndreMaltaMalta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society (MFWS)
AnnaGreeceThe Smile of the Child
LiamScotland (UK)Children In Scotland
MorHungaryHintalovon Alapítvány - Hungary
ElisabetEstoniaEstonian Union for Child Welfare
IvaSerbiaPomoć deci
SenaGermanyNational Coalition


Eurochild Children's Council Nov 2023 meeting

Eurochild Childrens Council 2019-2022

The second ECC was inaugurated in April 2019.

They worked towards mainstreaming children’s voices through all Eurochild’s work, with a focus on advocacy, events and strategy planning. They supported the Eurochild network in reaching a high standard in participatory practices.

It was composed of 12 children:

NameCountrySupporting organisation
AndreasCyprusPCCPWC - Cyprus Children's Parliament
EetuFinlandCentral Union for Child Welfare
JuneSpainUniversity of Deusto
KärgEstoniaEstonian Union for Child Welfare
MartinaMaltaMalta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society (MFWS)
MilenaBulgariaNational Network for Children- Bulgaria
PetraCroatiaSociety "Our children" Opatija
RanyaSloveniaLegal-Informational Centre
SiodaIrelandChildren's Right Alliance Ireland
UnaSerbiaChild Rights Centre
VictorUKChildren in Wales

Watch the YouTube playlist below and meet them one by one!

Watch their Activity report video from the Eurochild Assembly 2022

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Eurochild Childrens Council 2017-2019

The first ECC was established in July 2017 and ran until April 2019. They worked towards mainstreaming children's voices through all Eurochild's work.

NameCountrySupporting organisation
AngelinaUkraineAntonina Slipchenko (individual member of Eurochild)
AnnaGreeceProlepsis Institute
ArthurFinlandCentral Union for Child Welfare
DaliaEstoniaEstonian Union for Child Welfare
IlianBulgariaNational Network for Children Bulgaria
JanCroatiaSociety Our children Opatija
EdvinaSloveniaSlovenian Association of Friends of Youth
KonstantinosGreeceSmile of the Child
SharonMaltaPresident's Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society
SimonidaSerbiaChild Rights Centre
XabierSpainUniversity of Deusto

Eurochild Children's Council takes over

A Strategy to put children at the heart of Europe

Look at the photos from the November 2017 meeting in Brussels:

Eurochild Children's Council November 2017 meeting