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.