Are you planning to attending the 9th Child in the City World Conference in Vienna? Then don’t wait too long to register. June 30 is the last day to get an early bird ticket – after that the price will go up. The Child in the City World Conference offers you the chance to be a part of an international gathering for research...Read more
|Comment|author: Kim de Vos

Australia’s children speak up about their rights

Australia’s National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has been touring the nation’s cities to hear from children and their advocates about whether child rights are being protected. She has been gathering feedback through data and stories for...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Euro Youth Ambassador joins Citc conference

Ali Mahlodji, European Youth Ambassador, is the second keynote speaker confirmed for the Child in the City World conference. Along with acclaimed child rights scholar and writer Tim Gill, Ali will take to the stage...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
Child. High Castle, Lviv, 2011. By Zaytsev Artem (via Flickr)

Ukraine cities hoping for child-friendly status

Eleven Ukranian cities have been shortlisted to receive the official honorary ‘youth and child-friendly’ status by UNICEF. They were among 150 cities and communities from all over the country to apply for this prestigious title, part...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Credit: Miriam Lottes

Free learning support at Viennese schools

In order to provide equal opportunities for all children, the City of Vienna launched the “Förderung 2.0“ programme in 2014. It offers free learning support for pupils aged 6 to 14 years and thereby reduces the parents’...Read more
|Comment|author: Daniela Ecker-Stepp

The reconquest of the public space

The Austrian model of the so-called “Wohnstrasse“ (residential street) – a street intended as a social meeting point as well as a counter-project to the increasing urban motorisation in the cities has been existing for...Read more
|Comment|author: Vienna Business Agency

UK child obesity worst in poorest cities

Thousands of UK children, mainly in deprived city areas, are already classed as severely obese when they leave primary school. A report by the Local Government Association (LGA) warns that severe child obesity rates are...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy