This library is a comprehensive collection of national and international good practice, policy, legal and academic publications, reports and resources on children and young people’s participation in decision-making.
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Keepin’ it real: a resource for involving young people in decision-making
Youth participation is a central feature of successful youth programming and effective policy-making. It is an important part of the development of citizenship and youth development. Young people bring with them new ways of thinking and acting that add va
Recommendation Rec(2006)1 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the role of national youth councils in youth policy development
Recommendation adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 11 January 2006 calls on member state governments to recognise and support the work of youth councils in contributing to the development of public youth policy.
Recommendation Rec(2004)13 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the participation of young people in local and regional life
Recommendation adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 17 November 2004. It was adopted to promote and support the implementation of the revised European Charter on Participation of Young People in Local and Regional Life.
Child Friendly Justice: the Views and Experiences of Children in the Council of Europe
Consultation with children and young people towards the Council of Europe Guidelines on Child-friendly justcie
Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
The Charter brings together in a single document the fundamental rights protected in the EU. The Charter contains rights and freedoms under six titles: Dignity, Freedoms, Equality, Solidarity, Citizens’ Rights, and Justice. Proclaimed in 2000, the Charter
EU acquis and policy documents on the rights of the child
This document aims to compile and track all EU legislation and provisions - as well as major policy documents - on the rights of the child, including other documents of particular relevance to children. It also includes Commission proposals for legislation in order to provide an overview. This document is intended as a practical reference tool for Commission officials and other stakeholders and all documents referenced are hyperlinked
Children’s rights as they see them (consultation towards EU Agenda on the Rights of the Child)
Consultation with children towards an EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child
An EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child
The EU Agenda for the rights of the child aims to reinforce the full commitment of the EU, as enshrined in the Treaty of Lisbon and Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, to promote, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in all relevant EU policies
COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000
Commonly known as Brussels II Bis, this regulation aims to standardise the rules relating to the jurisdiction of courts in divorce, legal separation and annulment proceedings and to give priority, in terms of jurisdiction to the court first hearing the ca
Special Edition of The International Journal on Children’s Rights on Children and Young People’s Participation
This special issue arises from a seminar ‘Theorising Children’s Participation’ which brought together UK academics from a range of disciplines, with others who have rich practical and childhood expertise from across the globe. The first part of this speci