Over the next three years, the Children’s Rights Alliance will:

  • Understand the impact of Covid-19 on activities and services for children and young people, particularly those that were disproportionately affected, and develop solutions to support the pandemic recovery.
  • Understand how decisions about children’s rights were made during the pandemic and determine the role of child/youth participation and local structures played.
  • Identify best practice in responding to children’s needs during the pandemic and mainstream children’s rights in decision-making in Europe.


  • The needs of children and young people most disproportionately impacted by the pandemic will be clearly articulated.
  • Child/youth networks across Europe and EU decision-makers/networks will have better knowledge on best practice in responding in emergency situations including on how to employ and bed down Child Rights Impact Assessments (CRIAs).
  • Best practice on child participation and on embedding rights will be identified and officials and decision-makers at local level will have better knowledge on how to consult with children/young people and design solutions around their rights/needs.
  • The project will identify activities and services needed to address the impact of Covid-19 for children and young people. This can be addressed in follow-up government activities at a national and local level.
  • The project will document decision-making on children’s rights during the pandemic and will make recommendations on how to enhance it going forward. The capacity of participation structures will increase based on the findings.