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As part of L-Ewropa fuq ir-Roti project, which is being coordinated by MEUSAC, young people participated in the children’s ‘Rights 4U Live-in 2013,’ in Gozo, organised by the Office of the Commissioner for Children, between the 20th and the 22nd of August, at Manresa Retreat House in Victoria.
The Office of the Commissioner for Children held three Rights 4U courses this year, including some in Malta, for young people between the ages of 13 and 15. The topic for this year’s courses was in line with the European year dedicated to Active Citizenship.
The Commissioner for Children Helen D’Amato, was present throughout the event in order to promote dialogue and receive feedback from the young participants.
During the Gozo course, 10 Tunisian children joined the group as part of a bilateral agreement reached with Tunisia last year.
Youths engaged in activities related to EU citizenship with visits to a string of projects co-funded by the EU.
Participants had the opportunity to visit three sites in Gozo that benefited from EU funds: Ggantija Megalithic Temple and Ta’ Kola Windmill in Xaghra as well as Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary in Gharb.
They also took part in an EU Quiz, with Commissioner for Children Helen Damato and the Head of the European Parliament Office in Malta Dr Peter Agius.
The HSBC Malta Foundation has partially sponsored the courses while San Michel Table Water has also supported the activities.