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COVISION Co-Design Workshop Ireland

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The COVISION Co-design Workshop team consists of 15 children and young people (7 girls and 8 boys) aged 10-17.


They started off with a face-to-face workshop hosted by the Office of the Children’s Ombudsman (OCO) in Dublin on 26 June 2022.


Then they had three on-line workshop sessions via Zoom in September-October. They developed proposals on:

  1. Making on-line schooling more efficient.

  2. Keeping children active during lockdowns.

  3. Elected representatives to take children and young people’s ideas directly to those in power.

The final event was “Pitch Day”, also at OCO, on 1st November, where the workshop team pitched their ideas to a panel of invited policy experts from the Department for Children and Youth (DCEDIY), Department of Education, Department of Health, Health Research Board (HRB), and TUSLA (Government Children’s Agency), including the Minister for Children and the Children’s Ombudsman, all of whom listened and responded to the children’s proposals.

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

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