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Models for Children's Involvement

Nordic countries mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

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2010 is the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In honour of this, we present in this publication 23 selected articles about children’s involvement in the Nordic countries and in the self-governing territories of Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland. The articles illustrate a broad spectrum of models for participation as applied in central arenas in everyday lives of children and young people: pre-schools and schools, culture and local environment, and in political decisions. We have also included articles that concern the involvement of children and young people with experiences as clients in the welfare support system. An important goal is that these examples will serve as inspiration and toolkits for others who work with children and young people. This publication was produced by Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) as commissioned by the Nordic Committee for Children and Young People (NORDBUK) at the Nordic Council of Ministers.

English Finnish, Icelandic

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Introduction

This report was produced by Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) as commissioned by the Nordic Committee for Children and Young People (NORDBUK) at the Nordic Council of Ministers, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. We present 23 articles, four from each of the Nordic countries and one each from the self-governing territories of Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland. The articles are based on projects, all of which were aimed at promoting children’s involvement, and they describe concrete examples of participation in important arenas in the everyday lives of children and young people: pre-schools and schools, cultural and leisure time activities, municipal planning and political participation. We have also included articles about the involvement of children and young people with experiences as clients of the welfare system.

English Finnish, Icelandic

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