CHILDREN SAID

I have the right to be protected and no one can abuse me.

Milan, 6 years old

True family should, from the our earliest period, teach us how to love and respect.

Jovana, 16 year old

Happy is the Child with the family who love, advice and support them.

Marina, 15 year old

I have the right to live and play, and it must be heard by everyone.

Jelena, 9 years old

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

On June 4th and 5th, 2010 in Rabat, Malta commenced was Second Annual Meeting of coordinators and moderators of ENYA Project. Ms. Zlata Hadzic-Bajric and Ms.Nikolina Skenderija were present at this meeting. Thematic moderators and coordinators were greeted by Mrs. Helen D'Amato, Ma

ltese Ombudsman for Children, Mrs. Dominique Versini, Chairman of ENOC, Mr. Clyde Puli, Minister for Youth and Sport of Malta. They all emphasized the importance of ENYA forum from which Ombudsman will hear the voice of children and take in account all they have to say.

First working day was dedicated to the problems coordinators had encountered during enclosure and motivation of children to work on ENYA forum. Representatives of 12 countries mostly had the same problem of motivating children, to make themes closer to children, to help children translate what they want to say and how to stimulate them to discuss various themes and not only to state their minds. Representatives from Republic of Srpska have emphasized that they are young institution and that they already had cooperation with members of already existing Young Advisors Network but they are not satisfied with children’s response. Same problem has Belgium, while other countries have two or three children who are really active. All have agreed that this is only beginning and that it was very hard for coordinators to explain significance of this project and significance of hearing out children’s voice, but some of children have well understood it and they are giving quality and mature proposals that ENOC will certainly recognize.

Some weak and strong points of forum were also discussed.As a weak points noted are design, language inappropriate for children, very long sub-themes and similar. Strong points of forum are well chosen themes (education, health, violence, internet and miscellaneous) that are close to children and exchange of opinions on international level.

Discussed also was the role of moderatos and coordinators who have followed work of children for two months.

Second day was dedicated to creating agenda for ENOC Conference that will be held in October in Strasbourg. It is planned that the first day in Strasbourg is dedicated to acquainting through various games (Map of Europe, Tagged Balloons, Garden of Expectations, etc).

Also, on second day workshops will be held where children will have presentations on all 4 themes and they will give 5 questions for Ombudsmen.

Ombudsmen in Strasbourg will answer questions raised by children during their mutual meeting, what will give opportunity to children to make direct questions and get concrete answers on how their problems may be solved.