A Handbook of Children and Young People’s Participation
ALMEIDA, Lucas et al. Affecting change in different contexts: children's participation in social and public policy dialogues in Brazil, Canada and South Africa. In: PERCY-SMITH, Barry et al (ed.). A Handbook of Children and Young People’s Participation. Conversations for transformational change. Abingdon: Routledge, 2023. p. 179-185.
The book “A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation” by Routledge publishing house, with the participation of professor Irene Rizzini and Lucas Almeida, young research assistant and member of the Youth Forum South Fluminense in Action (FJSFA/VR). Lucas is part of the project Participation and youth protagonism in Brazil: a study in the south of Rio de Janeiro. The chapter “Affecting change in different contexts. Children's participation in social and public policy dialogues in Brazil, Canada and South Africa” is also authored by Tara Collins, Danielle-Jamax Heynes, Lucy Jamieson and Samantha (Sam) Walsh. The text discusses how children, young people and adults can learn from their intergenerational experiences based on the premise that different age groups should have common spaces for dialogue, shared learning and experiences and joint efforts in formulating public policies. Adult participation is important to promote children's and youth rights but by learning how to share power and time with children and young people it can generate more fruitful results. The case studies from Brazil, Canada and South Africa explore valuable lessons and the potential for intergenerational spaces to contribute to international debates on the subject.