Campasito – manual on human rights education for children
Recorded in July 2016
Author: Council of Europe
Publisher: Council of Europe Publishing
Geographic Coverage: Europe
Type of Resource: Practice (International, Regional and/or Domestic)
Vulnerable groups: Children general
Developed with children and young people? Not Specified
Type of participation: Child friendly information (e.g. websites, games, fact-sheets, or leaflets for children)
Availability: Open Access
Keywords: Alternative Care, Awareness, Citizenship, Democracy, Discrimination, Education, Environment, Family, Gender Equality, Human Rights, Human Security, Leisure, Media, Participation, Peace, Resource, Understanding, Welfare
Participation is both an essential principle of human rights and a working practise of citizenship for all people. The affirmation of the right of children to participate is one of the guiding principles and most progressive innovations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (See CHAPTER I, P. 21 for a discussion of the Children’s Convention).
The most important precondition of meaningful participation is that adults respect children’s capacities to take part in decisions and recognise them as partners.