What are our aims?

  • To explore and identify the best ways to involve children (aged 7-14) in the social, cultural, political, educational and scientific decision-making processes that will affect their futures
  • To support and guide institutions and people new to working with children through training, exchange of best practices and mentoring
  • To mobilise mutual learning among stakeholders at different levels and from different sectors, regions and countries
  • To encourage institutions to empower children and instil early positive attitudes to learning through activities such as ‘Children’s Universities’
  • To provide a blueprint of activities for engaging, inspiring and motivating children with ability who appear unlikely to progress to post-secondary education
  • To enrich lifelong learning and social inclusion through the next generation of learners.