Eurochild nominated as NGO of the year in The Good Lobby Awards
The Eurochild network is delighted to have been nominated as finalist in the 2018 Good Lobby Awards under the category ‘NGO of the Year’.
Eurochild has been nominated for its work on ‘Building the European Parliament with children, for children’.
Through its membership Eurochild network reaches out directly to children and supports their engagement with European Parliamentarians. On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day, on 20 November every year since 2015, Eurochild has organised children’s delegations to meet with MEPs and debate the critical issues of the day. This year, in 2018, Eurochild co-organised a survey on the ‘Europe Kids Want’ to hear from as many children and young people and bring their views on their lives and Europe’s future right to the doorstep of the European Parliament.
“Since 2015, we have seen growing awareness among the elected members of the European Parliament of the need to reach out and listen to the youngest in our societies. Whilst children might not vote, their views and experiences matter. In the next parliamentary term, we expect to see this annual meeting with children as a regular highlight of the European Parliament’s calendar”, said Eurochild Secretary General Jana Hainsworth.
Eurochild thanks The Good Lobby for recognising its initiative to bring children’s views closer to European decision-makers. The ceremony to announce the winners of The Good Lobby Awards takes place on 12 December in Brussels. #TGLawards