Child and Youth Participation: Options for Action - Child Friendly Cities Initiative

Child Friendly Cities Initiative


This brief offers guidance and suggestions on how children and young people can participate in decisions involving their lives through the CFCI and, more broadly, within their local communities.

It introduces the principles of meaningful and inclusive child participation (Chapter 2) and offers options for action throughout the CFCI cycle, from setting up the CFCI to evaluating progress (Chapter 3). At the end of the document, a list of additional reading material is available, as well as the CFCI Child Safeguarding Guidance (Annex I).

The brief intends to inform and inspire all stakeholders involved in the CFCI by providing a mix of guidance and good practices from existing CFCIs.

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