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EU Children's Participation Platform

How to Become a Member

The Platform and many of the activities are open to all children of the European Union – this means everyone under 18 years old.  

However, there will also be member-only activities and events, and access to an online collaboration space. While the Platform is open to all, children and teenagers do need to be part of a member organisation to join. 

Membership for child participation organisations 

Platform membership is open to all EU-based child participation organisations, and their networks of children and teenagers, which meet the criteria.

How can children and teenagers become members?

Anyone under the age of 18 can become a member of the Platform through organisations working with and for children in children’s collective participation.  

If children or teenagers are involved in any ongoing activities within one of these organisations (and that organisation has a safeguarding policy), they will be eligible to join.  

Children and teenagers can only join the Platform through member organisations that meet the membership criteria. This is to make sure there are measures to keep children safe.  

If you are an EU-based child or teenager, and are interested in joining, then send us an email (to and we can give you details of the member organisations in your country. 

What kind of activities are there for children and teenagers?

The Platform has four main objectives that underpin the activities children and teenagers will participate in. These activities will take place at the EU, national or local levels, and will be delivered in, or translated to the appropriate languages as required. 

Contact us

For more information on the membership process or criteria, or any other questions, you can contact the Secretariat directly by email