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Participation in the Council of Europe Child Participation Assessment Tool

June 4, 2019 at 2:23 pm

Participation in the Council of Europe Child Participation Assessment Tool

The Ministry for the Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity in collaboration with the Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society within the OPE is taking part in an exercise of the Council of Europe on Child Participation, the Child Participation Assessment Tool. All entities working with children including Ministries, NGOs and professionals who work with children as well as children themselves are being involved in this discussion. This is being done through a set of meetings based on the guidelines and indicators issued by the Council of Europe as per link HERE.

The legal basis of the exercise is Article 12 of the UNCRC which says that children and young people have the human right to have opinions and for these opinions to matter. It says that the opinions of children and young people should be considered when people make decisions about things that involve them, and they shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand on the grounds of age. It also says children and young people should be given the information they need to make good decisions.

In view of this, if interested in this activity, members have been invited for a meeting on the 20th June 2019 between 2pm and 5pm at Dar l-Ewropa, St. Paul’s Street, Valletta. RSVPs are to be sent to Ms Lorella Gatt on by Friday 14th June 2019.

Please note that the Malta Union of Teachers is just helping out in dissemination of information and is not responsible for this activity or its details. Queries and difficulties on the above should therefore not be directed to the MUT but to the entity/persons responsible.

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