#9 Pre-conference Workshop: Partnering with Young Children across Sectors - Beginning a Movement


Partnering with Young Children across Sectors - Beginning a Movement

 Offered by Learning for Well-Being Foundation (L4WB)


Hosts: Learning for Well-being Foundation
Date: June 17, 2019
Time: From 10:00 to 16:00
Location: Leiden, Child Rights Home, Hooglandse kerkgracht 17.

See the agenda here.


This one-day workshop aims to facilitate the exchange of note-worthy practices in the collaboration between (young) children and adults, and to involve participants in contributing to the definition and development of a new international initiative that supports partnership between generations – for the sake of social equity and sustainability.

The theme
The theme of the workshop highlights ways for very young children to fulfil their right to be heard and to be taken seriously in discussions involving well-being outcomes for children and adults. 

We will dedicate particular attention to exploring the conditions required for environments to be more supportive of children’s participation, and the core capacities that enable and improve quality of relationships between children and adults.

This workshop welcomes representatives of any child-serving organisation, who wish to learn more about a partnership approach between young and adults, or who have their own experiences to share. 

The workshop is roughly structured according to the metaphor of 'head, heart and hand.'

Examples where young children were either consulted or involved in co-production of health, education and welfare services or research

We are inviting some of our partners (ISSA, Eurochild, Bertelsmann Foundation) to share work they have done in the area. We will offer examples from diverse sectors. 

Quality relationships between children and adults

Exploring environments that make children’s involvement more meaningful for everyone with a reflection on the role of core capacities in improving the qualities between children and adults.

Feedback and engagement session on creating a new social movement - act2gether

Presentation of the project which aims to stimulate partnership with children across sectors, including collecting ideas and expressions of interest from participants in the workshop.


Luis Pinto (Learning for Well-being Foundation) will facilitate the workshop. Several other presenters will offer case-studies on working with young children, and share the intention and activities of “act2gether” initiative.

Practical Information 
This workshop is offered free of charge to participants in the ISSA Conference 2019, and also open to others who not participating in the conference. Lunch and coffee breaks will be served. [Participants will be charged a small fee to cover the costs of catering]. 


Visit the registration page to reserve your place at this pre-conference event. This event has a limited number of seats. 


News on the Keynote Speakers will follow soon!