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Past Events


COVISION Showcase: Amplifying Children's Voices, Creativity and Resilience during COVID-19
26 November 2022

The COVISION Showcase was a family-friendly event held at UCD’s Belfield campus in Dublin. There were presentations of COVISION’s findings to date and the work of our international Co-Design teams, a gallery of children’s artwork responding to the COVID pandemic, keynotes from the Minister for Children and the Children’s Ombudsman, and a conversation with the COVISION CRAG.


COVISION Webinar: What are the opportunities, but also challenges for policymakers when they are involving children?
29 June 2022

Professor Carol Mutch (University of Auckland), Dr Carmel Corrigan (Ombuds-man for Children’s Office), and Linda O’Sullivan (Department of Children Equality Disability Integration and Youth) in conversation on how children and young people can be meaningfully involved in public policy-making.


COVISION Webinar: DIGITAL VOICES: Progressing children’s right to be heard through social and digital media.
04 May 2022

Professor Emeritus Brian O’Neill of Technological University Dublin

discusses the "Digital Voices" research project, carried out by TUD on behalf of the Office of the Children's Ombudsman (OCO), to identify ways forward in progressing children's right to be heard in the digital environment.

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COVISION Webinar: ASK, LISTEN, ACT: Working together on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) support for children after the COVID-19 pandemic.  09 March 2022

Professor Lucy Bray (Edge Hill University), Dr Emma Ashworth, and Dr Joanna Kirkby (Liverpool John Moores University) discuss the ASK, LISTEN, ACT study, a recently completed NIHR funded project which worked with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to co- develop priorities for recovery and renewal after the pandemic. 

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COVISION Webinar: Reflecting on ReSPECT: Key lessons from a youth-led co-design project on service innovation
09 February 2022

A/Prof Rebekah Grace and colleagues from  Western Sydney University, NSW, Australia, reflect on the ReSPECT project (Reconceptualising Services from the Perspectives of Experienced Children and Teens)  which uses a participatory co-design methodology to engage young people in re-envisioning the public service system, and developing youth-led initiatives.

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“A Better Normal” post COVID-19: COVISION’s Universal Children’s Day celebration
25 November 2021

The COVISION project’s international partners came together to celebrate Universal Children’s Day 2021 with a unique online event taking participants on a world tour to hear children’s voices and share creative initiatives across five continents.

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COVISION Webinar: WORKING WITH CRAGs in international research in the post-COVID digital age
13 October 2021

Dr Michelle Templeton of Queen's University Belfast Centre for Children's Rights looks at the challenges, limitations and opportunities that arose when working online with an internationally diverse group of young co-researchers on the "#COVIDunder19" initiative.


COVISION Webinar: CHILDREN'S IMAGES ONLINE: Exploring ethical issues in participatory research projects
15 September 2021

Professor Kay Tisdall and colleagues from the University of Edinburgh, the Pontifical University of Rio de Janeiro, and Bethlehem University, Palestine in conversation on the ethics of using images of children within and from participatory research.


COVISION Webinar: Participatory Research with Children
11 August 2021

COVISION’s Dr Harry Shier considers different approaches to involving children as active participants in research, and some of the ethical challenges that can arise along the way.


COVISION Webinar: Systematic Review or Scoping Review
07 July 2021

COVISION’s Dr Helen McAneney discusses the central role of evidence synthesis in research, focusing on scoping reviews and systematic reviews – and how to choose the right one.


22 April 2021

The COVISION Project was officially launched on 22 April 2021 by Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman at on international online event, which also featured presentations from the COVISION team and closing remarks form Children’s Ombudsman Dr Niall Muldoon.

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