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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

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Author: Ministry of Youth and Development, Government of New Zealand

Publisher: Ministry of Youth and Development, Government of New Zealnd

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: Domestic except Ireland

Type of Resource: Policy (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Children, Citizenship and Youth Development, Ministry of Youth Development, Participation Guide, Participation Models, Policy Development, Practical Guidance, Young People, Youth participation

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.

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Author: Council of Europe; Committee of Ministers

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Policy (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Committee of Ministers, Member State Governments, Recommendation, Youth Councils, 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.

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Author: Council of Europe; Committee of Ministers

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2004

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Policy (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Committee of Ministers, European Charter, Implementation, Local, Participation, Recommendation, Regional Life, Young People

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

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Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Practice (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultation with children (e.g. surveys, consultative events or workshops)

Availability: open access

Keywords: Child friendly Justice, Children, Consultation, Council of Europe, Guidelines, Young People

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

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Author: European Union

Publisher: Official Journal of European Communities

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Law (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: NULL

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

Keywords:  EU, Charter, Citizens’ Rights, Dignity, Equality, Freedoms, Justice, Rights, Solidarity, Treaty of Lisbon

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

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Author: European Commission; Directorate General-Justice (EU)

Publisher: European Commission

Date: 2019

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Law (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords:  EU, Commission, Legislation, Overview, Policy Documents, Practical Reference Tool, Proposals, Provisions, Rights of the Child, Stakeholders

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

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Author: European Commission; Directorate General-Justice (EU)

Publisher: European Commission

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Practice (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultation with children (e.g. surveys, consultative events or workshops)

Availability: open access

Keywords: Children, Consultation, EU Agenda, 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

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Author: European Commission (EU)

Publisher: European Commission

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Policy (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultation with children (e.g. surveys, consultative events or workshops)

Availability: open access

Keywords:  EU,  Public Consultation, Actions, Charter of Fundamental Rights, Children, Commission, Commitment, Policies, Preparatory Activities, Promote, Protect, Rights of the Child, Safety, Treaty of Lisbon, Well-being

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

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Author: European Commission (EU)

Publisher: European Commission

Date: 2003

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Policy (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

Keywords:   Jurisdiction of Courts, Annulment, Brussels II Bis, Divorce, Legal Seperation, Proceedings, Regulation, Rules, Standardise

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

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Author: Various

Publisher: Brill online

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

Keywords:  Childhood, Activiteis, Children, Implications, Participation, Practical Expertiese, Research, Rights, Theoretical, Young People