The City Council of Alcantarilla has organized today the II Day of formation of Child Friendly Cities of Unicef, where proposals for the implementation of a Municipal Childhood Plan and the promotion of child and adolescent participation at the local level will be offered.
The Region of Murcia already has 11 municipalities with the recognition as Child Friendly City and this day aims to offer training to promote the knowledge that exists on the initiative within the municipalities of the Region of Murcia.
The day is organized by the City Council together with the Federation of Municipalities of the Region of Murcia and Unicef â€‹â€‹Murcia Committee, with the support of the Autonomous Community.
The mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, recalled that the municipality received the recognition of Ciudad Amiga de la Infancia for the 2018-2022 period, and that the objective is "to work for the development of municipal public policies in favor of children, to improve the well-being of the child population and that our cities become real spaces where we are friends and children are protected. "
At the opening of the day, which was held at the Center for Citizen Participation, the mayor of Alcantarilla, the president of Unicef â€‹â€‹Murcia Committee, Amparo Marzal participated;
the president of the Federation of Municipalities of the Region of Murcia, Joaquín Hernández;
and the general director of Family and Protection of Minors of the Autonomous Community, Raúl Nortes.
In addition, the paper 'Child-friendly cities and tools for child participation' will be offered, with the participation of the head of participation of Child-friendly Cities of Unicef â€‹â€‹Spanish Committee, Silvia Casanovas;
the technician of the Quera association of the Valencian Community;
and the secretary of the Unicef â€‹â€‹Board of Directors Murcia Committee Fuensanta Vivancos.
The Councilor for Education of the City of Alcantarilla, Marina Lorenzo, will present the round table 'Experiences of child and adolescent participation in the Region', with the intervention of the Councilor for Education of the City of Calasparra, Teresa García;
the technician of the City Council of Cieza Rosario Salmerón;
Cartagena City Council technician Ana María Rubio;
and the technician of the Fundación Secretariado Gitano José Enrique Hernández.
The mayor presented the case of Alcantarilla, where the City Council began in 2017 its project to be part of the network of Child Friendly Cities that, year after year, is increasing by the recognition of the policies made by local entities in favor of childhood and adolescence.
Unicef â€‹â€‹granted this distinction to the municipality in November 2018, highlighting Alcantarilla's commitment to the participation of the youngest in municipal decision-making, such as the celebration of the Children's Plenary and the elaboration of the I Childhood and Adolescence Plan.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla