Children’s International Summer Village looking for participants and volunteers

Today’s guest blog comes from Renee Hodges and features the work of the Leeds and West Yorkshire branch of the Children’s International Summer Village – CISV. Renee is keen to spread the word about the work of CISV and to attract new participants and volunteers. ‘Mum, look at THIS!’ My ten-year-old daughter had just come… Read More Children’s International Summer Village looking for participants and volunteers

Putting forward the voice of cities and young people in Europe

Earlier this year Leeds became Chair of a new working group for children and young people within the EUROCITIES network.  Part of the role is to represent European cities at high level events on children’s issues such as the EU Forum on the Rights of the Child which took place online this week. Representing Leeds… Read More Putting forward the voice of cities and young people in Europe

Leeds announced as chair of new EUROCITIES working group on children

With the Child Friendly Leeds initiative high on the top of the list of priorities for Leeds City Council, we have joined other cities across Europe to lobby for the creation of a new working group on children at the heart of EUROCITIES network.  Our efforts have paid off and Leeds was announced as the… Read More Leeds announced as chair of new EUROCITIES working group on children

Students from Leeds take part in Lille Video Mapping Festival

This spring, students from Leeds Arts University travelled across the Channel to our partner city, Lille, to take part in the Video Mapping Festival. This blog is written by Mat Clark, senior lecturer from Leeds Arts University. We’ve also included a few accounts from students, Christopher Hoare and Chloe Broadbent. The trip to Lille proved… Read More Students from Leeds take part in Lille Video Mapping Festival

“European Christmas” in Brno

Over the Christmas period, Leeds’ partner city of Brno in the Czech Republic has been teaching its young people about how Christmas is celebrated across Europe.  Brno’s partner cities from across Europe sent over details of Christmas traditions, typical Christmas food and decorations.  Children from Brno were invited to participate in workshops where they could find out more… Read More “European Christmas” in Brno

Bridges to New Beginnings

Today’s guest blog is by Dinah Beckett who works for Migration Yorkshire as the regional coordinator for unaccompanied asylum seeking children.  Dinah has been involved in the Youth Partnership, which brings together the Council of Europe and the European Union and they invited her to share her experience with other experts from across Europe. Together with Vanja… Read More Bridges to New Beginnings