Promoting participation in Montenegro
PODGORICA, May 24, 2010 - Six primary schools across Montenegro are on the way to establishing children’s parliaments to promote increased participation of children in the life and decision making processes of their schools and local communities. On Monday 24th of May, the Center for Child Rights of Montenegro, with the support from UNICEF Montenegro organized training for 18 primary school professionals who will facilitate the work of children’s parliaments in their respective schools and communities.
Branka Kovacevic, UNICEF Programme specialist explained the upcoming revision of Local Plans of Action for children to the professionals involved in the project and all the possibilities it offers. One of the opportunities is to advocate for the integration of children’s parliemants in the Plans’ objective and budgets.
’’Through Local Plans of Action we want to encourage children’s participation, to make sure that children are informed about making decisions that concern them, to encourage children to give their opinion on matters that affect them and that opinion is given due consideration,’’ said Kovacevic.
Since 2005 UNICEF work on Local Plans of Action together with Government of Montenegro as well as with local communities in six municipalities in Montenegro.
Story by Momir Krivacevic