Children's Council


Javea to constitute the Children’s Council this Sunday

22 pupils to be the voice of the children in the municipality in this new participatory body

Javea. Monday, 21 November 2011.

The Javea Town Council will formally constitute the Children’s Council (Consell dels Xiquets) this Sunday November 27. This new body of local participation is intended to be the voice of the youngest members of our society and will serve to channel their demands and wishes to the Town Council. The session is scheduled to start at 12.00 noon and all the parents and friends of the 22 members are invited to attend. The 22 members, ages 10 to 12, have been chosen by ballot vote among the 422 students enrolled in grades 5 and 6 of primary school and grade 1 of secondary school of all the Javea schools: primary schools Vicente Tena, Graüll, Trenc d'Alba, Port, Maria Immaculada and Xabia International College; and the secondary schools Numero 1 and Antoni Llido.

The official ceremony will be chaired by the Mayor José Chulvi, Councillor for Citizen Participation Cesc Camprubi, and Councillor for Education Empar Bolufer. The young councillors will be appointed at this session and each will receive an official councillor’s pin, following the same procedure carried out in the inaugural session of each new local legislature. Once constituted, the Consell will establish the calendar of meetings for its two-year duration. At these meetings the children of Javea will be able to voice their opinions about the projects proposed by the Town Hall, as well as express their needs, what they like or what they dislike.

The Consell dels Xiquets is a project promoted by the Javea Town Council in coordination with the local schools and parents association. It is a parallel body to the Agenda 21 that seeks to involve children and young people in the building of their town and giving them first-hand experience in the exercise of their rights and obligations as autonomous and participating citizens. The project recognizes the importance of children as citizens, listening to their voices, bringing them into the centre of the public municipal life and giving them an active role in the transformation of the town in which they live.

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