Media advisory - What does child empowerment mean today?


10/05/2024 - 

OECD to launch new report on involving children in school decision-making on Wednesday 15 May


The OECD will present a new report on giving children greater involvement in decision-making at school on Wednesday 15 May. The report, What does child empowerment mean today?, discusses how schools could involve students more in various decision-making, including as concerns well-being, curriculum and aspects of school spending.

Journalists are invited to join the virtual launch of the report from 14:00-15:00 CET on 15 May 2024. OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann and OECD Director for Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher will present key findings and respond to questions from the media and public. Register for the online event here.

What does child empowerment mean? is published as part of the OECD’s 21st Century Children project, which looks at the nature of modern childhood and how schools and communities can work together to better protect and guide children while fostering development.

Journalists can request a copy of What does child empower mean? under embargo, thereby undertaking to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures, by e-mailing [email protected]. Advance copies will be sent out 24 hours before the launch.

For further information, journalists are invited to contact Lawrence Speer, Sasha Ramirez-Hughes or the OECD Media Office (+33 1 45 24 97 00).



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