ENYA: Participating across Europe

The Commissioner’s office supports ENYA, the European Network of Young Advisers.

ENYA was created by ENOC, a Europe-wide network of Children’s Commissioners. Each year, ENOC holds a conference on a particular children’s rights issue. ENYA allows young people to have their say on this issue in a meaningful and effective way, giving them the opportunity to:

  • express their concerns and points of views regarding their rights,
  • make their proposals heard, and
  • participate in drawing up common recommendations.

ENYA in 2018

This year's theme for ENYA is mental health.

In the Commissioner's office, we worked with a group of young people to develop two recommendations on what should change so that young people's mental health can be better supported in Scotland.

Young people then travelled to Barcelona to discuss these recommendations with their peers from across Europe.

In this video, the young people we worked with explain their recommendations:

ENYA in previous years