The COVID-19 pandemic has had serious consequences on the education of young people and their ability to engage and participate meaningfully.
In 2020, the Council of Europe and UNESCO decided to collaborate on a research project with a view to examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student voice and particularly the consequences of thesubsequent school closures on student voice opportunities in Europe and in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
This publication details the findings of this study and provides recommendations for school directors and personnel, teachers, educators, policy-makers and young people to build on the lessons learned from the pandemic and help the education community work collectively towards promoting societies that are guided by human rights, with student voice and participation at the centre.
It is primarily intended for policy-makers, educators and teachers working in formal school systems. It may also be of interest to professionals working in non-formal education settings or other sectors – namely the justice, social and health sectors – working with students.