It would be a bit shocking to see children and teenagers drinking espressos, yet it’s socially acceptable for young people to reach for energy drinks to give them a quick ‘boost’. Unaffected by the economic crisis, energy drinks are the fastest growing sector of the soft drinks market. Between 2006 and 2012 consumption of energy drinks in the UK increased by...Read more
|Comment|author: Amelia Lake and Shelina Visram

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

War and poverty threaten a billion children

More than one billion children, many of whom live in city slums, are threatened by conflict, poverty or discrimination against girls, says Save the Children. The global charity’s new report, The Many Faces of Exclusion, looks at...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy