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EU encourage participation in a survey for 11-17 years

Consultations on the EU Child Rights Strategy

15. Oct 2020

The European Union (EU) wants your help!

The EU is a group of countries in Europe that work together on various issues such the rights of its citizens. Its government is the European Commission.

The European Commission is preparing two major pieces of work for children:


  1. A Strategy on how the EU and countries in the EU best can protect child rights. Children have many rights, which are all described in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Strategy will try to help ensure that they are all met for all children. It will be published at the beginning of 2021.
  2. A Child Guarantee initiative which will work to make sure that every child in the EU has access to all the services they need so that they have an equal chance to develop themselves and reach their full potential.

And they are asking for your input to this work.


Why is your opinion important?
The Commission wants to find out from children and young people what are their experiences and whether their rights are being met.

The European Union (EU) encourage participation of children and young people aged 11-17 in a survey of their own rights and would like to hear directly from you, as “children are experts on children”. with the most direct experience of own lives. You can help the EU to better understand the challenges you face and help us prioritize and suggest solutions, it is hoped that it will be possible to reach as many children as possible within Europe and also those who do not live in the EU member states. It is estimated that participation in the survey will take approx. 20 - 30 min.

Participate in a survey - you can take a survey in many languages!

UNICEF in Iceland is behind the implementation in Iceland. Contact person is Marín Rós Eyjólfsdóttir: barnvaensveitarfelog@unicef.is | + 354-552-6300 | + 354-666-6058