The National Commission for the Promotion of the Rights and the Protection of Children and Young People and the Agency for Child and Family Welfare of the City of Oslo released the Thematic Glossary of Child Protection Systems and of the Promotion of Children’s Rights focused on the hearing of the child in especially vulnerable contexts, in English and in Portuguese , and the Referential of Good Practices for Enhancing Child Participation in the Promotion of the Rights of the Child, also in English and in Portuguese .
These documents are the outcomes of the Bilateral Initiative “Enhancing the protection of the rights of the child in priority areas”, financed by the Fund for Bilateral Relations of the EEA Grants, which involved the National Commission for the Promotion of the Rights and the Protection of Children and Young People, as Promoter, and the Agency for Child and Family Welfare of the City of Oslo as partner.
The outcomes were pre-launched during the closing event of the Initiative at stake, held online, on December 16, 2020, whose opening panel counted with the participation of Rosário Farmhouse (President of the National Commission), Tove Bruvik Westberg (Ambassador of Norway to Portugal), Hege Hovland Malterud (Director of the Agency for the Welfare of Children and Families of the Municipality of Oslo) and Portuguese and Norwegian children and youngsters, who spoke about the importance of child participation.
National and international speakers also participated: Célia Chamiça and Fátima Duarte, for the Bilateral Initiative’s Technical Team on behalf of the National Commission and Iben Schier van den Berg, for the Bilateral Initiative’s Technical Team on behalf of the Norwegian partner entity; Pedro Raposo de Figueiredo (Center for Judicial Studies, Portugal); and Mieke Schuurman, representing Eurochild.
The closing panel was carried out by Rosário Farmhouse, President of the Promoter, and Susana Ramos, Coordinator of the EEA Grants National Focal Point (Portugal).
The recorded session is available here.