In 2020, the European Commission commissioned a study on child participation in EU political and democratic life. The report covers 27 Member States and the UK, looking the child participation at the national level. For 10 countries, the researchers looked also at the local level. The report shows as well 12 case studies. More than 200 children and young people shared their opinions and experiences in interviews and focus groups that were organised.
In 2015, the European Commission carried out a study to map legislation, policy and practice on child participation in all 28 EU Member States.