Pros and the Netherlands Jeugdinstituut together

September 2023

This week Changefactory was invited by Netherlands Jeugdinstituut to the national “Youth day” in the Netherlands. Professionals, decision makers and organizations from all over the country participated. Changefactory gave a presentation in the international program, on children’s participation. We talked about the importance of collecting knowledge from bigger groups of children, including vulnerable children – to complement youth panels and councils. 
Professionals and organizations from Ireland, Bosnia, Netherlands and Belgium participated and talked about their experiences with youth participation. It was great to meet and listen to colleagues in other countries, to learn about their work  🫶🏽
It was inspiring to be in same room with so many people understanding the value of lifting up knowledge of a representative group of children before making  decisions affecting them, like the Convention on the Rights of the Child obligates us to do.

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