How did children feel about our opening launch campaign?
Everyone knows that children have a way of being disarmingly honest.
This was the case at the House of European History Open Day, where we gave children a selection of our launch campaign materials, based on the concept “Change your perspective”.
The aim of the campaign was to highlight the House of European History as a place for both reflection on Europe's past, and debate for its future.
One of the materials featured a close-up image of a peaceful baby, without showing the full context. Each child had to draw the rest of the image around the close-up, trying to guess what was surrounding it. They were astonished to discover the original photo: the baby was in a migrant camp, being pushed towards a policeman's plastic shield.
Look at the feedback below, and match them with the picture drawn by each child.
(After being told the baby was in a migrant camp at the Greece-FYROM border)
“If it is hard for the baby, I will add colourful stickers around him to make him happy. – Ben, 3 years old
“The baby has left his home, so I will draw him a new one.” – Ana, 6 years old
“I will draw a party, to make the baby happy again” - Laetitia, 11 years old
“The baby needs a Mother, a Father, and a milk bottle” - Amine, 7 years old