Contenu de la conférence

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

Powerpoint - 152.8 ko


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

Powerpoint - 6.7 Mo

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

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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

Powerpoint - 3.4 Mo

Conclusions WG2 : Milorad KOVACEVIC, Chief Statistician, UNDP

Powerpoint - 735 ko

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

Powerpoint - 25.1 Mo

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

Powerpoint - 15 Mo

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

Powerpoint - 12.8 Mo

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

Plenary discussion

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

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

Powerpoint - 1.2 Mo

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