Rights perspective

Children and adolescents, in other words all people until they reach the age of majority, have independent entitlement to specific human rights and the special attention they merit is legally recognised. The Institute bases its work on this rights perspective, which includes four general principles established in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child:


 The right to the child’s best interests being a primary consideration in any decision-making that affects children (Art. 3).  The right to non-discrimination (Art. 2)
 The right to maximum development for children and adolescents (Art. 6)  The right to be heard (Art. 12)

Reference documents

Ethical and methodological principles

1. From, for and with childhood and adolescence
2. Methodological rigour and quality
3. Meaning, feedback and social use throughout the entire knowledge process
4. Collaborative processes and catalysts for change
5. Working with openness and transparency
6. The value of all that is public