How can governments offer the best space for children to engage in public decision-making?

Find out by registering for the Eurochild and Childhub joint webinar on 6 September

If you are interested in learning how governments and public sector professionals can listen to children’s views on policies and practices that affect their lives, this is a webinar for you.

Children’s participation in public decision-making is a process through which children express their ideas about government policies, guidance, budgets and services and through which children’s ideas produce changes in, for example, understanding, training, policy and practice. This is not only possible, but happening successfully in quite a few different parts of Europe, at local and national levels.

The webinar date is September 6th at 3pm CET.

What to expect from the webinar: 

  • Introduction to the concept of children’s participation in public decision-making
  • Lessons from interesting practices of children’s participation and successful examples of children influencing public decision-making
  • Discussion with child participation experts and authors of the report on the topic
  • Invite to register for the Eurochild conference 2018 in Opatija, Croatia


Anne Crowley, Policy & Research Consultant; Research Associate, Cardiff University, Wales

Mieke Schuurman, Eurochild Senior Policy & Advocacy Coordinator - Child rights & Participation

Pre-reading (optional): 

This background paper to the Eurochild Conference 2018 gives an overview of current practice on children’s participation in public decision-making. The paper was written by Anne Crowley and Cath Larkins on behalf of The Centre for Children and Young People's Participation, UCLan.

You can join the webinar from your computer, tablet or mobile phone. You need to login in to ChildHub before you can join this webinar. If you don't yet have an account, please register here