Participation and events

Three young people doing a group assignment in a computer class, with other young people in the background.

Join us to create a Finland for all children and take part in our events

The rights of the child concern all of us. By taking part in Child Strategy events, you are involved in creating a Finland for all children! You can find a more specific list of upcoming and past Child Strategy events on our event pages in Finnish or Swedish. There you can also find recordings of some events.

Read more about our inclusion campaign for children and young people

Participation and events in Finnish

Participation

The aim of the national Child Strategy is to increase the inclusion of children and young people in Finland. The Strategy helps to promote the inclusion of children and create ways of strengthening the inclusion of all children and young people in society. It will also increase adults’ understanding of the inclusion of children.

Several parties such as authorities, NGOs and other organisations were consulted during the early preparation stages of the Child Strategy. Children, young people and adults have also been an integral part of building the Child Strategy by offering a perspective of the public.

You can be involved in the Child Strategy work in the implementation phase by participating in webinars and other events. Read more on our Event page in Finnish.

Results of the survey on participation

You can learn more about the results in the third part of the inclusion report published by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Views of Children and Young People on Inclusion (in Finnish, valtioneuvosto.fi). The report examines views of children and young people on the Child Strategy work. Links to all parts of the report can be found on our Publications page.

Watch a video on how children’s rights are implemented in Finland on YouTube or below (in Finnish). The video discusses the results of the inclusion survey conducted in autumn 2020 from the perspective of children and young people.

You can visit the pages for Children and young people and Authorities, organisations and citizens. You can also find Child Strategy publications and background information on the Child strategy on our website.

Do you have any questions?

For more information on the inclusion of children, young people and adults in the Child Strategy activities, please contact Laura Saarinen, laura.e.saarinen@gov.fi, tel. +358 50 476 5118.