Realising children’s rights through empowering parents and families
The first edition of the Galway School, organised by Eurochild, UNESCO Chairs Global Network, the Council of Europe and UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti, will focus on family and parenting support in the context of realising children’s rights, improving child well-being, alleviating child poverty and protecting children from violence including corporal punishment.
Workshops and trainings during this 3-day school will revolve around four core themes:
- Public investment – How to make the economic case for child-centred family and parenting support?
- Integrated practice – How to get the best outcomes for children through integrating transfers and services in family and parenting support?
- Evaluation methods – How to implement a pluralistic and rights-based approach in evaluating family and parenting support and make use of evaluations for advocacy purposes?
- Best interest of the child – How to ensure respect for children’s rights in family and parenting interventions targeted at children and families at risk?
This closed meeting and upon invitation only aims to gather up to 50 ‘policy-literate’ practitioners and researchers from across Europe (all CoE Member States).
Robert Anderson, Head of Unit, Living Conditions and Quality of Life, will contribute as a panellist in the closing policy round table on Friday 4 December in the morning.