Citizenship+

Citizenship+

The project will focus on the Learning Field – children’s citizenship and social participation, recognizing them as agents in their own right in their communities. Working with participatory methodologies and action-research, based on the interests and needs of children, it will focus on building awareness-raising actions and dissemination of children’s rights, on awareness-raising activities for equality between children, on building communities of practice for teachers and educators and in articulation with the actions planned by the Municipality for the Child Friendly Cities Program (Unicef).

  • Promote scientific knowledge on children’s social participation, citizenship and gender equality, based on an interdisciplinary and multilevel approach.

  • Promote gender equality environments and attitudes in disadvantaged communities and schools.

  • Promoting a community culture promoting the rights of the child.

  • Build the Learning Field through integrated intervention in the areas of social, educational, urban planning, protection and health, focused on children and adults in socially disadvantaged communities.

Citizenship+

No walls nor borders

The mapping exercises of the territory, accompanied by focus groups that allow the exploration of central themes related to this theme, will allow the recognition of children as capable social agents. Contrary to what is mentioned in some literature, young people/children do not elaborate proposals exclusively centered on their needs or wills: on the contrary, they reveal the capacity to understand the city as a plural and differentiated space, also in the generations and social groups that compose it. Although they can pay special attention to their own views, this can be attributed to the fact that the space is personalized (Christensen, 2003) and is based on the experiences that the subjects build in it, which will necessarily generate greater knowledge from their own perspectives. This project is articulated with The Extraordinary of the Ordinary.

• Actively involve children in the process of upgrading public spaces in Pevidém.
• raise awareness amongst project partners to the importance of children’s participation;
• Mapping with children the public spaces they use;
• Ensure the participation of children in the processes of designing and implementing the proposed changes.

Cidália Silva | Universidade do Minho (Coord.)

Natália Fernandes | Universidade do Minho (Coord.)

Gabriela Trevisan | ProChild CoLAB

Mariana Carvalho | ProChild CoLAB

 

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Singular experience, collective responsibility: Community of practice of of teachers

The communities of practice will operate from monthly meetings, the first being destined to the survey of the central problems and the definition of the player of community activities. This Community, which will have a maximum of 25 participants, is also directly articulated with the Ordinary Project of Extraordinary and Learning is (+), to the extent that different actions will also be developed in the school playgrounds, with the children, proposal already discussed with the school coordinators and very welcomed.

  • Produce a diagnosis of central themes for teachers from different areas with regard to children, young people and well-being in the area of participation and active citizenship.
  • Identify and prioritize the main needs and themes that are central to the intervention with children and young people in Pevidém.
  • Build, in a participatory manner, a model for structuring the community of practice.
  • Plan and develop activities that contribute to the improvement of children’s well-being based on intervention practices (eg, improvement of partnerships between institutions, specific training, workshops, construction of collective projects, etc.).

Natália Fernandes | Universidade do Minho (Coord.)

Cidália Silva | Universidade do Minho

Gabriela Bento | ProChild CoLAB

Gabriela Trevisan | ProChild CoLAB

Manuel Sarmento | Universidade do Minho

Mariana Carvalho | ProChild CoLAB

Citizenship+

Know + to intervene better

The rights of the child are the foundational presupposition of our intervention. The classic concept of human rights, as inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion or any other condition, did not always consider children as subjects of rights. Considering the child as a subject of rights implies recognizing that this is a subject with specificities different from those of adults, so he needs differentiated rights. The activities of the project include listening to children about their rights and the production of different materials, from their voice, which will be made available from different devices and platforms.

• Expand and densify the rights of the Learning Field children in their different contexts of life
• Raise awareness among children of the importance of children’s rights and the challenges that arise for their effective implementation in their life contexts.
• Create a shared methodology for working with rights in children’s life contexts
• Raise awareness in the parish of children’s rights, based on different devices made by and with children.
• Produce a platform for children’s rights (it will be based on some already worked on and identified in the Children’s Citizenship Charter and others will be added, resulting from the work with TA children).

Natália Fernandes | Universidade do Minho (Coord.)

Gabriela Trevisan | ProChild CoLAB

Manuel Sarmento | Universidade do Minho

Mariana Carvalho | ProChild CoLAB

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