Democratic citizenship and human rights education

Re-Play – Raising Awareness of the Value of Play

The project started from the UN Convention regarding children’s rights, in which the right to play appears explicitly. Play is not a luxury; it is a mere right that is essential and an integral part of the daily life of children. Ignoring the right to play means to deprive children of a fundamental right and to minimize the value such a right has on the quality of life and the harmonious development of children.

Specific objectives:

  • Let the civil society have an insight into the sense of “play” and the right to play;
  • Increase the chances to play for children (aged 0-16);
  • Let any children without discrimination be aware of their right to play;
  • Make the play accessible to anyone – support children in their right to play;
  • Develop general awareness to ensure a real enforcement of the right to play;
  • More effective communication about the right to play.

Main activities:

  • Survey on the perception of the right to play by children, adults, local decision makers, civil society
  • Identification and description of good practices in the 7 Partner Countries (Italy, United-Kingdom, Poland, Germany, France, Belgium, Romania)
  • Creation of a Pilot Cities Network to promote the UN Convention art. 31 on the rights of children. Definition of a work methodology and experimentation of the Pilot Cities “Office Art. 31″
  • Analysis and recommendations to improve communication on the art. 31 and its enforcement in the local communities. The study-based conclusions and results are used to advise children’s-rights policies and strategies in the UN, nationwide and locally.
  • General awareness campaign: videos, virtual games, multimedia platform, web competition to inform on and to promote the right to play.

More details about the project can be found here: