Eurochild Conference in the Media

Investing in children messages reached wide international public on traditional and new media channels.

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The Eurochild Conference Children’s Rights Matter: Why Europe needs to invest in Children which took place on 5-7 July 2016 in Brussels under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen of all Belgians reached far and wide through traditional and new media. 

We used novel approaches to engage target audiences at local, national and European levels. Children and young people were involved in the planning and delivery of the conference communications. Through traditional press and broadcast media we reached the Belgian audiences; social media channels Instagram and Snapchat introduced Eurochild Conference to a new and younger audience. Twitter was the focus of live reporting and helped us reach almost 2 million people through #EurochildConf.

This outreach was a result of collaboration with co-hosts (Kind en Gezin and ONE) and the two teams of children’s advisory group – social media and reporters!

Press and Broadcast:

  • Het laatste nieuws (Belgium) 

  • De Morgen (Belgium) 

  • RTL (Belgium) – Interview with Ivan Tancabel, Croatia (Young person) and Jana Hainsworth, Secretary General, Eurochild. (Starts at 20.13)

  • Paris Match

  • 112 Ukraine – Interview with two young participants from St Nicholas Foundation, Ukraine. 


  • Hromadske Radio (Public Radio Ukraine): Radio interview with 2 young participants from St Nicholas Foundation, Ukraine

  • Monarquia confidencial (Spain)

  • Bulgaria online

  • Vita (Italian online portal on social issues): Interview with Ivano Abbruzzi (President, Albero della vita and Former Eurochild board member) on the conference declaration

Find out more about the Eurochild Conference 2016 here

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