Children’s municipal councils on a studious stroll in Toulouse

Children’s municipal councils on a studious stroll in Toulouse
Children’s municipal councils on a studious stroll in Toulouse

In recent years, children’s municipal councils have been springing up everywhere. Their aim is to introduce young people to democracy and citizenship, to help them understand how our institutions work, to encourage their participation in community life for the general interest and to allow them to express themselves while constantly respecting others.

On an idea from Philippe Fouquenet, first deputy mayor of Viviez, four children’s municipal councils, namely those of Cransac, Flagnac, Livinhac and Viviez, went to Toulouse to learn a little more about the communities.

The program was busy for this joint visit, with a first stopover at the Occitanie regional hotel, with the presence of regional councilor Pascal Mazet. The children took their places in the amphitheater where regional elected officials elect the president, in this case Carole Delga, and where they deliberate on the main directions of regional policy. It is also the place where they examine and vote on the budget each year, as well as the intervention programs submitted to it during plenary sessions. The children seemed very involved during this outing. They asked many questions and were then welcomed by Kamel Chibli, vice-president of the Occitanie region in charge of education, youth and sports.

After a meal at the regional hotel, the second stopover took place at the Toulouse town hall, on Place du Capitole. The children even caught a glimpse of the mayor, Jean-Luc Moudenc, and were able to enjoy a guided tour. The young elected officials of the Bassin were also curious about the management of a large town hall like that of the Ville Rose.

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