The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) programme supports a broad range of organisations. These include civil society organisations active at local, regional, national and transnational levels, equality and human rights bodies, national, regional and local authorities, academics, research institutes and think tanks.
Given its wide range of stakeholders, bottom-up approach and its overall objective of enhancing democracy, rights, values and the rule of law, the CERV programme attaches great importance to youth participation. Through its different strands, the programme provides pathways for children and young people to become engaged in the democratic life of their communities.
So you may wonder, what are the tools, knowledge and skills that the CERV programme offers to achieve that? Are there any success stories that could inspire children and young people, youth organisations, child-rights organisations or other youth-related stakeholders to become more involved in exercising democracy?
Using a selection of ongoing projects, this interactive workshop will try to answer those questions. It will present good practices and lessons learned in getting more young people and children participating in the workings of democracy. It will demonstrate how this helps them to make informed decisions and implement change in their own lives and the lives of other people. All the speakers will be beneficiaries of the CERV programme.