Keki, Children Rights Knowledge Centre, Ghent, Belgium

Children Rights Knowledge Centre (Keki), Ghent, Belgium

The Children’s Rights Knowledge Centre (KeKi ) strives to strengthen and acknowledge the position of children in society. Central to this approach is the respect for and guarantee of their rights. KeKi:

  • inspires research, policy and practice to integrate a children’s rights reflex in all their decision-making processes and actions.
  • offers field practitioners concrete, workable frameworks and instruments to realise the integration of children’s rights in their daily practice.
  • works together with researchers to disseminate knowledge and insights on children’s rights and their application.
  • inspires policymakers to give due weight to children’s rights in policymaking processes.

KeKi is the bridge between research, policy and practice.

Dialogue and connection are part of our DNA.

Overview of recent activities:

  • Carrying out research projects on topics such as participation, leisure, disinformation, and citizenship.
  • Research partner, for example by providing feedback on research reports.  
  • Children’s rights expert, for example as member of steering committees.
  • Organising a yearly knowledge event on a current children’s rights topic.
  • Carrying out the editorial secretariat of the peer reviewed journal ‘Tijdschrift voor Jeugd en Kinderrechten’.
  • Organising trainings on children’s rights topics such as the best interests of the child, a child’s rights perspective, and child image.






Children’s Rights European Academic Network (CREAN)
c/o Centre for Children’s Rights Studies
University of Geneva, Valais Campus
Chemin de l’Institut 18
CH – 1967 Bramois (Sion)
Tel. +41 (0)27 205 73 06