COVISION Co-Design Workshop Ireland

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COVISION Co-Design Workshop kicks off in Dublin

The COVISION Co-design Workshop kicked off with our first face-to-face event hosted by the Office of the Children’s Ombudsman (OCO) in Dublin on 26 June 2022, with nine participants, aged 10-16.


After getting to know each other, the workshop team reviewed what COVISION has already learnt from existing research on children's resilience in response to pandemics. Then they started developing their own initiatives to support children and families in future pandemics, lock-downs etc. 


This will continue with a series of on-line sessions, and the process will end with “Pitch Day” during the Halloween mid-term break, where the workshop team will pitch their ideas to senior policy-makers.

Photos of the COVISION Co-Design workshop taken and shared here with informed consent of participants and parents.

Join our Children and Young People's Co-Design Workshop

We are looking for more young people aged 10-17 to expand the Co-Design team, and join the current members in our workshop programme to design creative responses that will support children, families and communities affected by pandemics and other crises.

Phase 2: September/October 2022

We are also organising Co-Design Workshop Teams in India, Australia, Taiwan and the USA (click here for more information). In Phase 2 (September/October), the Co-Design Workshop in Ireland will have a series of on-line meetings where they will share ideas and activities with sister teams in other countries.


Phase 3: November 2022

Phase 3 will be a live event at the Office of the Children’s Ombudsman (OCO) in Dublin during the Halloween mid-term break, where the workshop team will pitch their ideas to senior policy-makers.

  • Make a real difference

  • A rewarding and worthwhile experience

  • Collaborate with children and young people from around the world

  • Facilitated by experienced adult researchers

  • Safeguarding participants a top priority

  • Parent’s consent needed

Want to find out more?

Find out all about the COVISION project on this website: Start here.


Read more, and check calendar dates, in our 2-page information leaflet here.


If you have any questions, drop us an email at 

How to join the COVISION Co-Design Workshop


  1. You must be from 10-17 years old.

  2. You and your parent or guardian must read the Participant Information Leaflet [Downloadable PDF: CLICK HERE]

  3. You will have to sign an assent form to confirm that you want to participate, and your parent or guardian will have to sign a consent form to say that they agree to you participating.

  4. You must have access to the internet and a suitable device to log in (computer, tablet or smartphone).

Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive space for all participating children and young people.  If you will need any specific support to be able to participate, contact us and let us know (contact details below) so we can discuss how best to provide the support you need.

Ethics (treating everyone with respect, care and understanding)

COVISION has been approved by the UCD Human Research Ethics Committee. The facilitation team is committed to treating everyone with respect, care and understanding. Your safety and wellbeing are our top priority.

Next steps

  1. Download and read the information leaflet. [click here]

  2. If you or your parent or guardian have any questions or would like more information, we are happy to talk by email or phone. Email and we’ll get back to you. If you’d like to speak on the phone, let us have a number so we can call you.

  3. If you have looked at all the information and are keen to go ahead, drop us an email at: . We will send you the consent/assent forms, which both the parent and the child/young person have to sign and email back to us.

  4. As soon as you are signed up, we will be in touch to invite you to the nest workshop session (Sunday 18 September).