UNICEF’s platform allows adolescents and youth 14-25 years old to share their views on social and political issues that matter to them and affect them and their communities.
ATHENS, 31ST MARCH 2022 UNICEF Greece Country Office and the Network for Children’s Rights (NCR) are delighted to announce the launch of U-Report Greece, a platform aiming to enhance youth participation in democratic life and empower youth to share their opinions on matters that affect them and their communities. The objective of U-Report is to foster a sense of active citizenship amongst adolescents and youth 14-25 years old and incorporate their voices into the policy-making process.
U-Report is a UNICEF platform launched in 2011 and used by more than 21 million children and young people in 88 countries. The platform gives young people a chance to express their views on political and social issues that concern them, by responding to polls on topics ranging from their expectations from authorities, to mental and physical health, child obesity and nutrition, climate change and more.
Adolescents and youth can register to U-Report Greece anonymously and free of charge and provide answers to the polls via the leading messaging app in Greece – Viber, also on Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. Each time an online poll is launched, users will receive notifications on the social media platforms they have registered with. U-Report aims to work as a tool to amplify young people’s voices and collect data, which can inform local, regional and national decision-makers to create policies and strategies that will contribute in achieving better outcomes for adolescents and youth and promoting the rights of children.
For the implementation and promotion of the U-Report in Greece, UNICEF collaborates with the Network for Children’s Rights, a non-profit organization that brings expertise in the field of educating parents, teachers, the general public as well as children themselves about their rights.
UNICEF Greece along with NCR welcome and encourage children and young people to register on the U-Report Greece Platform and share their opinions on issues prevalent in their lives.
We want to hear from you, your voice matters!
Visit the U-Report Greece website here.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children in Greece, visit https://www.unicef.org/greece/en.
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About the Network For Children’s Rights (NCR)
NCR is a Non-Profit Organization with two decades of experience in promoting and defending the rights of children through various initiatives, aimed at spreading awareness regarding the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. By conceptualising and implementing various programmes and projects, the goal of NCR is to contribute towards a society where children are respected, heard and protected.
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