Enabling sustainable Child Participation
7 - 10 August 2017

Enabling sustainable Child Participation

The Vision

A world where children, young people and adults are working together in mutual respect towards a more just, inclusive, and sustainable society where all can realize their fundamental human rights and potential. Solutions can only be achieved in collaboration with children and young people.



  • UN agencies and intergovernmental organisations
  • NGOs (and advocates working for child and human rights)
  • Teaching staff (head teachers, teachers…)
  • Social workers, Educators (early childhood, special needs, street educators…)
  • All concerned with children’s participation & rights
  • Future CATS colleagues



 7th (2:30 pm) to 10th (Lunchtime) August 2017



Whether working in small groups with children or creating a large event like CATS (Children as Actors for transforming society) whether working in social settings or advocating institutional/political change this program has some key learnings to share from the effective experiences and theory of children’s participation:

  • Child rights: Creating an iterative relationship between Provision, Protection, and Participation
  • Understanding children’s rights and pedagogy: The 5 pillars of the pedagogy of children’s rights: Justice, Respect, Participation, Dialogue, and Reflection
  • Co-creating a constructive learning environment with children: Constructing learning relations based on mutual respect and dignity with children
  • Co-constructing learning relations based on mutual respect and dignity with children.
  • Freedom to learn as a major concept in design and delivery
  • Instructional design with children for effective learning





Games, case studies, simulations inputs of theory and experiences, practical and creative workshops; with materials and films


Course fees

CHF 600 (includes full accommodation, all meals and training)

CHF 50 Registration fee



Jonathan Levy, Specialist in pedagogy, Program  & Scientific director de CATS (Children as Actors for Transforming Society), He is a consultant for both UNESCO & UNICEF in pedagogy and children’s rights. He is the Vice President of the International Janusz Korczak Association.

Tinna Ros Steinsdottir, Child Participation and Network Development Officer for Eurochild’s expert in capacity building and engaging children and young people in participation projects.


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  • The course will be given in English.
  • For more information about CATS click here
  • For more information on this training, please e-mail: Jonathan Levy or Tinna Ros