The voice of young people and the media: 30th seminar of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

This month is the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which concerns all persons under the age of 18. This diploma, unanimously approved by the United Nations, was ratified by the Portuguese State on November 21, 1990, thereby acquiring legal force in our legal system.

The Observatory on Media Literacy (MILObs), which is part of the University of Minho’s Communication and Society Research Centre and is the result of a partnership of about a dozen public institutions, intends, on this 30th anniversary, to open a line of action focused on a perhaps the least considered so far: the rights of participation, in particular as regards the freedoms of thought, expression, communication, the right to be heard, to meet and to manifest.

In this context, MILObs will organize a seminar, on November 21st, between 14h00 and 17h30, in the Acts Room of the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho.

MILObs aims to set in motion initiatives such as: creating a database of institutions and projects aimed at the participation of adolescents and young people; invest in the qualification of school and associative media or designed for and with children and adolescents, disseminating experiences and resources; highlight the role and responsibilities of digital and classic media in this area; disseminate and create resources to support media and citizenship education projects, in particular media; and organize training initiatives in these areas.

This seminar will have the following topics on the agenda:

– 14h00-15h15 – Brief presentation of each institution focused on the participation and voice of young people;

– 15h15-16h00 – Sharing concerns and projects of each participant;

– 16h00-17h15 – Interest in possible initiatives or partnerships, including the role that the MILOBS can play.

Confirmation of attendance should be made by the next day 15, by email milobs@ics.uminho.pt

[Posted: 19-11-2019]