Ellen Van Vooren is the coordinator of the Children’s Rights Knowledge Centre (KeKi). KeKi aims to gather, make available, disseminate and stimulate knowledge about children’s rights. She has expertise in the operationalisation of children’s rights in different social practices. She is also responsible for the guidance of professionals on children’s rights through self-reflection and co-creation. She works on participation, children’s rights education, diversity and inclusion, well-being and health, and has practical experience on vulnerability, via previous work in the mental health sector and in asylum and migration. She was also part of the research team of the online survey #youthaboutcorona in Flanders.
The Children’s Rights Knowledge Centre (KeKi), together with the Flemish Child Rights Coalition and The Flemish Office of the Children’s Rights Commissioner, conducted a large-scale survey (# youthaboutcorona) among children and young people in Flanders regarding their experiences with the corona-crisis. Children and young people responded massively. More than 44.0000 children and young people completed the online survey: 17.000 children under the age of 12 and 27.000 plus 12 year olds. The findings reflect how children and young people experience the crisis, the approach that was taken to tackle it and what they want. The questions concerned home, schoolwork, contact with friends, how they feel, what they are worried about and what helps in coronation times. https://www.keki.be/en/children-and-covid19