CL.A.P. – ChiLdren’s rights Awareness and Participation addressing emerging needs after Covid-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the serious repercussions experienced by children and young people in emergency situations. During this period, the right of minors to actively participate in social life and recreational activities was restricted, along with their access to information and involvement in decision-making processes. There has been a noticeable increase in emotional and psychological distress, especially among adolescents, coupled with a growing sense of isolation.
The closure of schools and the transition to online education have created a significant gap in digital literacy and limited access to educational services. In this context, the C.L.A.P. project aims to promote the active participation of children and young people in decision-making processes, both in the school and municipal settings. The goal is to contribute to the development of appropriate responses for childhood issues with a gender-sensitive approach.
In view of the disorders experienced by children during the pandemic, CL.A.P. aims to promote their rights to participate in decision-making processes, especially in emergency situations, to contribute to the development of child-friendly and gender-sensitive responses by local public authorities and educators.