Speaker details

Véronique Lerch

human rights consultant

Véronique Lerch is an international Human Rights consultant, specialised in child rights, working for institutions such as UNICEF, the European Commission or Eurochild. Her areas of expertise are: policy development, child and youth participation, alternative care, advocacy and communication for change, organisational development and capacity-building. She was previously the Head of the Advocacy department of a large child rights organisation: SOS Children’s Villages International. She led an advocacy campaign to improve the rights of young people ageing out of the care system in over 20 countries in Europe and Central Asia and introduced participatory methods in the campaign for children and young people to be change agents. She gives advanced training seminars on human rights, children's rights and advocacy at the Centro de Estudos Sociais from the University of Coimbra