European Consultation on the writing of the United Nation General Comment on children in street situation
The European consultation of children / young people in street situation organized by Dynamo International in partnership with the Consortium For Street Children, took place on 18 and 19 April 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.
This consultation brought together 27 children / young people (13 young women and 14 young men) - the youngest was 13 years old - the average age was 21 years - accompanied by 20 social workers. Together, they allowed making heard the voices of children in street situations in 14 countries in Europe, namely:
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, the UK, Slovakia and Switzerland.
The report will be available soon on the website of Dynamo International. This report is extremely important because it gives a chance to children / young people in street situation to speak. He takes back their expressions and ideas. It will feed the writing of the General Comment by the experts of the UN Committee for the children’s rights.
• Dynamo International
• Consortium For Street Children
Training in Senegal – from 11 to 15 April 2016
Over sixty participants - among them professionals, trainers and stakeholders - from ten different countries (Senegal, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Canada, Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal) participated in the International Training Workshop in Social Street Work, which was held in Rufisque, Senegal from 11 to 15 April 2016.
The objectives of this training were ambitious and plural: discover the Senegalese context compared to the children in street situation and to the intervention of social workers, allow the exchange between professionals on global themes of social street work and create an informal space of meeting and sharing among all participants.