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Opportunity to coordinate child participation at the next Council of Europe Children’s Rights conference

26 June 2019
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Opportunity to coordinate child participation at the next Council of Europe Children’s Rights conference

The Council of Europe is holding a call for applications from international NGOs / international consultants to prepare, coordinate and implement child participation at its upcoming Children’s Rights conference. The conference will mark the mid-term evaluation of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021). It will be held on 13-14 November 2019 in Strasbourg, France.

The service provider will be expected to perform their tasks in close collaboration with the Children’s Rights Division of the Council of Europe. Tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conceptualising the child participation process
  • Identifying and reaching out to participating children
  • Engaging and recruiting a facilitating team
  • Preparing the children for the conference
  • Accompanying them during the conference
  • Gaining feedback from the children and drawing up a report on the event

It is foreseen that the children will take active part in the conference and its sessions, including as expert speakers. Please refer to the concept note and tender file for further details.

A specific budget is available to cover all aspects of this activity, including service provider fees and material expenses.

The preparatory phase of the child participation process should start on 01/08/2019, with the follow-up (reporting) phase extending no further than 31/12/2019.

Candidates are invited to submit a proposal of maximum 2 pages outlining a draft concept for the project and a work plan, along with an act of engagement duly completed (including a cost estimate).

Applications should be submitted by email before 17 July 2019 to children@coe.int by specifying “Child participation - proposal” in the subject line.


 Concept note

 Tender file / terms of reference

 Model act of engagement / contract (with Council of Europe Safeguarding policy)