Tuesday 26th April 2022 – Mike Smith
Source: press release – Ajuntament de Xàbia
Xàbia Council, together with Asociación Quera, has launched a survey aimed at children and teenagers to discover their concerns and needs. The online survey will give them a voice to express their opinion of question about leisure opportunities, equipment, mobility, safety, and participation, amongst others.
The survey can be found online (LINK) and on the council’s social networks whilst a physical copy can be collected from different municipal spaces across the town. The campaign is being supported by brochures which have been distributed to schools and include a QR code to link directly to the online survey.
The questionnaire asks about the level of use or knowledge of the parks and playgrounds, about the municipal cultural or sports facilities, the possibilities of the neighbourhood, preferences for leisure or means of transport, as well as the opinion about the level of security in the town, participation at school or at home and in other bodies such as associations or the council.
In addition, the survey also wants to know what knowledge young people have about the participation channels available to them or about the media.
The Department of Children, led by councillor Montse Villaverde, once again vindicates the youngest citizens, supporting projects such as those carried out by the Asociación Quera, which works on child and adolescent participation and aims to defend their rights.
The campaign “Tu pueblo te escucha” arises from the need to update information to promote child participation, which is a right, as well as one of the four fundamental principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which establishes that States have to ensure that children’s views are taken into account in accordance with their age and maturity.
Thus, through this joint action, networking and associationism are promoted to achieve a healthy development of childhood and adolescence, with an accompaniment of adulthood that allows them to relate, make decisions and gradually acquire responsibilities.