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Maltese children consulted on open spaces in their communities

Over 900 Maltese children were consulted on open spaces in their communities, between 2019 and 2020. The consultation was led by the Children’s and Young People’s Council of the Eurochild member – the Maltese Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society.

The aim of the consultation was to address the problem of children not having enough spaces to meet and feel part of a community. The initiative was supported by four Maltese Ministries and involved physical and online children’s meetings, as well as an online survey.

It turned out that a majority of children were unhappy with the available open spaces; they were concerned about the environment and stressed the importance of play and for open spaces to be inclusive and accessible to all children. Their ideas and drawings for improvements were given to a professional designer to build a prototype for an open space that children envisaged.

Martina, a member of the Maltese children’s and young people’s council and member of Eurochild’s Children’s Council developed an accessible version of the report with outcomes of the project.

See the full report




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