Why do children’s views matter? Building solid state responses to embrace child participation
In connection with the latest phase of the testing of the Council of Europe Child Participation Assessment Tool (CPAT) in Bulgaria, Italy and Latvia, the Council of Europe is co-organising with the Bulgarian Agency for Child Protection an evaluation seminar to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 5 July 6 July 2018.
The purpose of the meeting is to present the overall results from the second testing phase of the project and to provide a platform for exchange between countries who have undertaken self-assessment using the CPAT and those who intend to do so in the upcoming work cycle, as well as to identify needs for further specific tools aimed at fostering child participation at national level.
Directly following the evaluation seminar, the Council of Europe has organised a capacity-building session aimed at developing further capacities and awareness amongst child protection agents from Bulgaria for protecting and promoting children’s rights in different contexts, including children “on the move”, children in the digital environment, corporal punishment and positive parenting as well as child’s rights budgeting.