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Official opening of the conference and introduction

Dirk ACHTEN, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kingdom of Belgium

Benoît VAN KEIRSBILCK, Director Defence for Children – Belgium

Karen VAN LAETHEM and Catherine PÉTERS, respectively President and Project manager of the National Commission on the Rights of the Child - Belgium

Keynote speech: “A Children’s rights approach to evidence based policy”

Roberta RUGGIERO, Centre for Children’s Rights Studies at the University of Geneva, Switzerland

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Renate WINTER, President of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (Video)

Setting the debate: What constitutes an effective tool for measuring the effectiveness of children’s rights?

Practice: "The OHCHR Human Rights Indicators" - Nicolas FASEL, Adviser on Human Rights Measurement, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (through video conference)

Practice: “Kids count” - Laura SPEER, Associate Director Policy Reform & Advocacy, The Annie E Casey Foundation

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Conclusions WG1: Hanita KOSHER, Lecturer, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel - Graphic recording

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Plenary discussion

Intermezzo: Video: The danger of mixing up causality and correlation

Ionica Smeets, TedX Delft

How can synergies and links between child-rights indicators, child wellbeing indicators and other measuring instruments be developed ?

Practice: “Innocenti Report Card 14: SDG’s and children’s rights monitoring”, Gwyther REES, UNICEF Innocenti

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Conclusions WG2: Milorad KOVACEVIC, Chief Statistician, UNDP- Graphic recording

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Plenary discussion

Key note speech afternoon session: "The Global Child Project"

Ziba VAGHRI - Director of the GlobalChild Project, Assistant Professor School of Public Health and Social Policy – University of Victoria, Canada

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Intermezzo: video “what do you think?”

Unicef Belgique

How to ensure meaningful participation of children?

Practice: “Outcome Indicators on Child Participation” - Gerison LANSDOWN, Founder director of the Children’s Rights Alliance for England, international children’s rights consultant and advocate

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Practice: “Involving children in deciding what gets measured and how: a child rights-based approach” - Laura LUNDY, Director of the cross-university Centre for Children’s Rights, Queens University Belfast

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Conclusions WG3: Mieke SCHUURMAN, Senior Policy and Advocacy Coordinator Children’s Rights & Child Participation at Eurochild- Graphic recording

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How can the most vulnerable children be reached?

Practice: “National Children’s Rights Indicators – Belgium: the specific surveys” - Catherine PÉTERS & Karen VAN LAETHEM, respectively project manager and President of the National Commission on the Rights of the Child-Presentation

Conclusions WG4: Ferran CASAS, Emeritus Professor, University of Girona; Research Institute on Quality of Life - Graphic recording

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Plenary discussion

Critical considerations

Maria HERCZOG - Chair Family, Child, Youth Association Budapest; former member to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

Concluding remarks

Bernard DE VOS - Delegate-General for Children’s Rights, French Community of Belgium
Bruno VANOBBERGEN - Children’s Rights Commissioner, Flemish Community of Belgium

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