#CovidUnder19: Life Under Coronavirus survey for children

Eurochild Children’s Council joins 270 other children to develop a survey for children aged 8-17 years old.

How are children experiencing the #Covid19 pandemic? How can they be involved in building the post-COVID-19 world?

Whether they are under lockdown and out of school, in refugee camps or in crowded villages, detained, or living on the streets, institutionalized or on the move, children and young people have the right to be heard. But their views are hardly ever sought out by decision-makers and their ideas are rarely listened to. The #CovidUnder19 initiative aims to change that.

The #CovidUnder19 initiative is led by children, supported by child rights activists, experts and other key stakeholders to work together in understanding what children are experiencing due to COVID-19 and by involving children in responding to these issues. Children aged 8-17 years are invited to respond to the survey. Child protection practitioners as well as parents and caregivers are encouraged to facilitate the participation of children with the help of a facilitator’s guide.

Eurochild has contributed to the development of the content of the survey, as well as to the ethical concerns and safeguarding working group of the initiative. Our 12 Eurochild Children’s Council members and former Children’s Council members, together with 270 children from 26 countries have been actively involved in developing and shaping this survey for children and young people as well as the campaign to ensure children’s opinions are heard. 

The #CovidUnder19 initiative has been a co-creation of child and teenage human rights defenders, child rights organisations active across the world and academics. Terre des Hommes and The Centre for Children’s Rights of Queen’s University Belfast are leading this consultation with a coalition of partners.

Based on the results of the consultations with children, the initiative will accelerate the design of responses to the pandemic in the short and long term, while increasing opportunities for children to interact with each other to collectively create and innovate.
Currently, the survey is available in English but it will be soon available in other languages.

Deadline extended: the survey is open until 31 July!

Respond to the survey in English
Respond to the survey in French
Respond to the survey in Spanish
Respond to the survey in Arabic
Respond to the survey in Hindi
Respond to the survey in Bengali
Respond to the survey in Hebrew
Respond to the survey in Urdu
Respond to the survey in Italian
Respond to the survey in Dutch
Respond to the survey in Hungarian
Respond to the survey in Romanian
Respond to the survey in Nepali
Respond to the survey in Thai
Respond to the survey in Portugese
Respond to the survey in Russian
Respond to the survey in Filipino
Respond to the survey in Khmer
Respond to the survey in Japanese
Respond to the survey in Greek
Respond to the survey in Korean
Respond to the survey in Malay

Download the Facilitator’s guide for frontline professionals working with children who require support