ENYA 2021

This year our office took part in ENYA (European Network of Young Advisors) an annual participation project which involves young people in ENOC’s work.

We worked with sixteen members of our Young Person’s Advisory Panel on this year’s theme – ‘The Impact of COVID19 on children’s rights.’

The Project

The project’s purpose was for the group to meet over several months to discuss the theme, research into topics of interest and develop policy recommendations. Two ambassadors who were elected by their peers to represent the group then presented their project and policy recommendations at the online ENYA forum, which was held this year by Malta’s Children’s Commissioner Office.

Over a three month period our ENYA group met virtually on several occasions to discuss the impact of COVID19 on children’s rights with a key focus on young people’s health, education and families. They worked hard to think about and discuss the issues that all children and young people across Wales faced during the Pandemic. During the sessions they were fortunate to speak to many professionals including university lecturers, professors and the Children’s Commissioner Sally Holland.

One member from each of the eighteen countries/regions taking part in the ENYA forum were also be invited to attend the ENOC Annual Conference 2021 which will was held virtually in September. There they presented ENYA’s collective work and spoke with ombudspersons about the issues in greater detail.

See further information about the 2021 project here .

Wales’ ENYA Recommendations on ‘The Impact of COVID19 on children’s rights’

Please see our ENYA’s group policy recommendations here:

ENYA’s Group Policy Recommendations

Young People’s Experience

Read about one members personal experience here:

Young Members Blog