What do children find important for Dutch politics? Various organizations wanted to know, such as Kinderpostzegels, Jantje Beton, and the Foundation for Disabled Children. The research shows that over 90% of all children in the Netherlands believe that politicians should be obligated to listen more to children. 75% of children are concerned about what is happening in the Netherlands. Moreover, 90% believe that politicians should ensure that no child is excluded or discriminated against. The main topics according to children are: Less war in the world.Reducing poverty.Ensuring that people live healthy and happy lives.“If I were the prime minister, I would change the world a bit by making everyone feel included.” With Kinderpostzegels, Jantje Beton, and the Foundation for Disabled Children. [...]
We were able to organize a special day for Ukrainian children who have fled to the Netherlands. The children shared their stories, asked questions, and, most importantly, had fun. It’s wonderful to see once again how crucial it is for children that adults truly listen to them. ‘The war causes many broken souls.’ The self-confidence of these children has certainly received a tremendous boost. Thanks to vfonds – National Fund for Peace, Freedom, and Veteran Care, Madurodam, Evgeniy Levchenko, the Municipality of The Hague, Sonja, Bea, Marjo, and all others who made this day a success. Special thanks to Liliana Happel for her fantastic interpreting, translating, and improvising. [...]
Imane, Lars en Mehrzad are the Youth Correspondents at the Summit for Democracy in The Hague. Together with prime minister Mark Rutte and many other politicians, journalists and other representatives they debate democracy and press freedom. [...]

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