The right to influence for children and youth

The project ‘The right to influence for children and youth’ aims to improve the knowledge of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and to engage more young people in local democratic work in both participating municipalities.

The project will primarily focus on working with young people aged 13-18 in certain schools and staff connected to them, although Homabay will also have some focus on working with the influence of small children (pre-school age).

The purpose of the project is to improve structures within the municipalities so that more young people will engage in the local democracy work, including school influence and learn about CRC. Within the project new methods of working with young people on these issues will be developed.

The methods that prove successful will be taken aboard and help forming new structures within the municipalities in order to improve the knowledge of CRC and the young people’s participation in the local democracy work and school influence. As the municipalities Homabay and Härryda both have their strengths and weaknesses within this field, they have a lot to learn from each other and can inspire each and become more successful.