#EuropeKidsWant – World Children’s Day 2018 at the European Parliament

Eurochild and UNICEF are celebrating #WorldChildrensDay at the European Parliament with two events

When:

  • Monday, 19 November ‘Youth Parliament’ – 13:00 – 14:30
    European Parliament, Hemicycle & Youth Camp, Ground Floor
  • Tuesday, 20 November World Children’s Day event 10:00 – 11:30
    European Parliament, Yehudi Menuhin Space 

Who:

Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament

Young people from 16 European countries

Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director

Pier Antonio Panzeri, Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), Member of the European Parliament

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta

Members of the European Parliament Intergroup on Child Rights

Sion Hill, singer / songwriter

Background:

As European leaders debate the future of Europe, UNICEF and Eurochild launched an online survey, inviting children and young people to share their views on the Europe they want. ‘Europe Kids Want’ gathered children’s and young people’s experience of family-life, school, society and their thoughts on Europe.

For World Children’s Day on 20 November 2018, UNICEF and Eurochild assessed the responses of over 13 000 children and young people from over 23 countries in Europe to the ‘Europe Kids Want’ survey. The survey is still open and available online at: bit.ly/EuropeKidsWant

For more information, arrange interviews and registration for one of the events, please contact:

For UNICEF Brussels EU Office

Rebekka Opfermann, Tel.: +32 492 93 37 43, ropfermann@unicef.org

For Eurochild

Prerna Humpal, Tel.: +32 (0)2 211 05 53, prerna.humpal@eurochild.org