GUIDELINES Setting up a Child Advisory Board at the Council of the Baltic Sea States

Pub. Apr 28, 2023 Published April 28, 2023

These guidelines, written by  the CBSS and Eurochild with input from the Eurochild Children’s Council, aim to give an introduction and practical overview of how to go about establishing a children’s advisory board with the purpose of bringing children’s perspectives and expertise into the work of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. 

Effective, sustainable and relevant decisions can only be made if those concerned are meaningfully involved in the decision-making process. Children are not only rights holders with a right to be heard and participate in decisions that affect them, but are experts in their own lives with significant contributions to make to bringing about positive change in the lives of children and young people as well as their wider communities.