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Child and youth participation in the Nordic region during crisis

There is a need to acquire more knowledge about how we in the Nordic countries have safeguarded the right of children and young people to be heard and involved, including in terms of the services offered during and following the Covid-19 pandemic.
A wide range of necessary measures have been taken throughout the Nordic region to protect the population from the virus and to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic. As a result of the measures implemented, a greater number of children and young people may now find themselves in a vulnerable situation. Schools, along with cultural and recreational activities, have been closed or partially closed over periods, and many services related to healthcare, welfare and assistance have become less accessible. These are services that specifically contribute to protecting and helping children and young people and those in difficult life situations.