YPAC 2021

March 23rd to 26th

Online conference organised by Team Trogen

General topic: Children’s Rights in the Alpine Region

Subtopics (allocated to four committees)

Committee 1: Personal development and Education

Access to information

How inclusive and participatory is our school system on every level?

  • Kindergarten
  • Primary school
  • Secondary school

Is our school system flexible enough to cope with new, unexpected and/or challenging situations?

  • Covid-19
  • Digitalization

Are the subjects taught still relevant in our days? Should subjects be included or replaced?

Committee 2: Health and well-being

Equal rights for all children in the healthcare system

Rights of children in families:

  • In case of a divorce
  • In case of conflicts in families
  • Is enough help available for children in such situations?
  • (etc.)

How can children exercise their right to decide about their own health?

  • In case of a [disease]
  • In case of Covid-19
  • (etc.)

How can the child’s opinion be actively considered in the decision making?

Committee 3: Freedom of expression / participation

Participation on all levels of society:

  • In politics on national, regional, and communal level
  • In school on secondary, primary, and kindergarten level

Participation in the institutional response to Covid-19 (mainly concerning school level)

Respecting the opinions of minors and giving them a chance to speak

In what way does our society, family or the media influence the children’s freedom of expression or participation? Should there be changes?

Parent/child relation:

  • To which extent can parents decide for their child?
  • To which extent can children decide on their own?
Committee 4: Equality / integration / migration

  • Freedom of religion
  • Education and integration of children with a migration background
  • Gender and homosexuality
  • Equality and integration of children with disabilities


Listen to our podcasts on:

A stroll through Trogen

Team Trogen in their Hub

Elisabeth Steger-Vogt, headmistress of Kantonsschule Trogen, giving her welcoming speech at the opening ceremony

Andrea Caroni, Canton Appenzell Ausserrhoden, giving his speech at the opening ceremony

At powerup radio

Music intermission with the Band 'Sort of Sad'

Pestalozzi Children's Village

Delegate at work

Practice for the show on Thursday evening

At powerup radio

Delegates at work

Delegates at work

Break time!

Swiss presidency

Show on Thursday evening

Show on Thursday evening


goodie bags

powerup radio

at the Swiss hub

Goodbye! See you next year in Vaduz!

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