3 core working areas

Generate knowledge
related to the political agenda

Research those local policies that affect children and adolescents, as well as their actual experiences, seeking a balance between diagnoses, proposals and assessment, emphasising participative methodologies, from concrete and prospective experiences.

  • Generate and systematise qualitative and quantitative data and diagnoses on children, always keeping their narratives in mind.
  • Draft proposals for local policies and strategic improvements based on proof and comparative analyses with cities around the world.
  • Identify strategic improvement areas in local policies for children by assessing the impact of services and programmes.

Share knowledge
and enrich social debates

Enrich social debates by sharing data, narratives, analyses and knowledge, and working with citizens who are both minors and adults, and institutions in the scope of the local administration, research and social organisations in Barcelona and throughout the world.

  • Promote and participate at conferences and debates to nourish and add to social accounts and stories, using the knowledge generated and a focus on rights.
  • Work with children and adolescents from their perspective in order to foster empowerment processes.
  • Strengthen collaborative knowledge and make data, narratives, analyses and proposals available, controlling social return.

Contribute to improving
local policies

Favouring best strategies and measures to promote and protect children and adolescents, by employing an equality and citizen centred approach, in policies on citizens (both pre-distributive and redistributive).

  • Contributing in the creation of a common public agenda that contributes to children exercising their rights in the local arena.
  • Assisting and participating in strategic changes that improve children's and adolescents' lives with local policy measures and pilot projects.
  • Providing a new perspective on children in the processes and spaces for creating key public policies and maximising their visibility.

3 core areas of knowledge

Right to a decent life

Inequality and poverty among children, adolescents and their families.

In this area are the policies that aim to break the cycle of social inequalities, ensuring that families with children have sufficient resources. Including the guarantee of income, compensation for basic expenses (transport, food, etc.), as well as social services and prevention and assistance programmes for at-risk situations of children, adolescents and their families.

Right to education

Equal educational opportunities from earliest childhood and beyond school.

This area consists of local policies aimed at promoting equal educational opportunities, where education is understood in its broadest sense: from affordable and quality educational services in early childhood, to strategies to prevent school dropouts and segregation in compulsory and post-compulsory schooling, to education outside the school, with education in neighbourhoods and leisure time.

Right to participation

Children and adolescents who are active in community life and the public sphere.

This area consists of policies that recognise the perspectives and opinions of children and adolescents in the city’s co-production and in taking decisions. It includes strategies that contribute to children and adolescents actively participating in their communities, from green spaces, the public arena, sustainable mobility, play, sport and culture, to suitable professional services and practices.

Frameworks and focus

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Drets dels infants

  • EQUALITY: Equal opportunities and investment to fight social inequalities.
  • CITIZENS: The right to be heard, to be recognised and to play a leading role.

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