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CATS conference: gathering and empowering children // 26 July – 1st August

The CATS conference (Children as Actors for Transforming Society) is an international, annual week-long conference that takes place in Caux Palace near Lake Geneva in Switzerland. It is organised by Initiatives of Change, the Child to Child Trust and Universal Education Foundation with  Funky Dragon. The event allows children, young people and adults to live, learn and work together as equal partners in transforming society. Already for the first edition last year, CATS brought together about 200 people from about 30 countries, of which about 60 children and young people. It is rapidly becoming the meeting point for a global community of advocates for the rights and well-being of children. This year delegations from different European countries and from other regions of the world will gather again to discuss children as advocates for their rights as well as in education, health and media, in a programme co-designed and co-led by children and adults. Visit the event webpage as well as the Facebook page and read the CATS booklet and the Strategic Plan Executive Summary. For more information email: /