Do you have a question regarding the Child in the City international seminar in Rotterdam? Read the answers to the most common frequently asked questions. If your question is not on the list, feel free to contact us.
1. What is the Child in the City International Seminar?
This is the first edition of a rolling programme of focused international events, each bringing together experts and policymakers from different relevant fields around a specific theme of the child-friendly city agenda. It is part of the bigger international Child in the City Conference which will be held biennial in a different city around the world.
The Child in the City International Seminar Series aims to create opportunities for interested academics, practitioners, officials and policymakers, from around Europe and beyond, to share the latest research, innovation and good practice from the various cross-cutting disciplines and policy domains that most affect the lives of children in towns and cities. Each seminar will take a particular theme as its focus, seeking to progress the advancement of more child-friendly environments, communities and services in the public realm.
The focus for this first in the series of international seminars will be Urban Planning and Children. The seminar will be held on 19-20 June 2017 in the City of Rotterdam.
The first international seminar on Urban Planning and Children will bring together children’s professionals, city planners, architects, landscape architects, transport and traffic professionals, geographers and policymakers, along with researchers, academics and advocates, to explore how the planning system engages with and responds to children and young people; how it impacts on them; how it can better include them; and how it might better respond to their rights as stakeholders in the public realm.
2. Why should I participate?
By attending you will be part of an international gathering for research and good practice in creating child friendly cities. This seminar will be focused on urban planning and the influence on the children. During the event all major practitioners, local politicians and academics will come together to discuss the rights and wellbeing of children throughout Europe and beyond.
A two day programme with international keynote sessions, interactive parallel sessions and field trips to locations that are best practices in the theme of urban planning and children is set up in order for you to gain the latest and most important information on the theme.
The Child in the City Conference is one of the leading events on the latest child friendly policies and research studies.
3. Who organises the Child in the City International Seminar?
The Child in the City international seminar is organised by ProMedia Europoint with the support of the Child in the City Foundation, the European Network Child Friendly Cities (ENCFC) and the city of Rotterdam.
4. How can I register?
You can register for the seminar via the registration form on the website. You can find the form here.
5. How can I get in touch?
For inquiries, please contact our Project Manager, Kim de Vos:
T: 0031 (0) 624 85 36 20
6. Where is the venue located?
The seminar takes place at the Rotterdam City Hall, Coolsingel 40, 3011 AD Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Here you find information on how to get to the venue.
7. What time does the seminar start on the 19th of June start?
On the 19th of June registration opens at noon and the welcoming speech begins at 13:00 p.m.
8. How long is the seminar?
It is a two day event: from the afternoon of the 19th until the 20th of June in the afternoon.
9. Can I register for only one day?
No, this event is a two day event registration only.
10. How many speakers will there be?
There will be approximately ten speakers including children’s professionals, university lecturers, researchers and city planners from all over the world will share their knowledge and research on child friendly cities.
11. What are the seminar themes?
The main theme of this seminar is urban planning and children. Within the overall theme the conference will look at how planning can:
– create a more playable public realm for children;
– support their independent mobility;
– restore confidence in parents that their children are safe in the outside world;
– build cohesive intergenerational community spaces; and
– engender, in children, a sense of citizenship and belonging to the places where they live, play and go to school.
12. What can I visit in Rotterdam?
Rotterdam is a young, attractive and dynamic global city, continuously renewing itself at a rapid rate. Sparkling skyscrapers, an impressive port, trendy restaurants and food markets, renowned museums and awesome festivals are the direct result of the can-do mentality of the Rotterdammers.
Read more on what to visit here.
13. Are hotels included in the registration fee and do you have recommendations on hotels?
No, hotels are not included in the registration fee and are for your own costs.
There are a couple of hotels situated nearby the venue. You can find recommendations on hotels here.
14. Will there be food included during the seminar?
Yes, we will provide lunches, small bites & coffee breaks throughout both conference days. On Monday there will be an optional networking dinner. If you would like to join the networking dinner on, please mark attending when registering yourself. The dinner is not included in the registration fee; an additional fee will of 50 Euros will be asked.
15. How much is the seminar as a delegate?
Until the 16th of May you can take advantage of the early bird rate of €295 (excl. 21% VAT). After the 16th of May the registration costs are €345 (excl.21% VAT). Please see our registration page to register.
16. How can I take part in the field trips?
When you register you can choose to register for one of the two field trips. Both trips take place from 10.00 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. You can mark the field trip you would like to join on the registration form. The field trips are included in the registration fee. You do not need to pay extra if you would like to join.
17. Child in the City on social media?
For more information and enquiries, please contact out project manager Kim de Vos:
Kim de Vos
T: 0031 (0) 624 85 36 20