The conference will begin on Monday 24th of September with a plenary session, and will finish on Wednesday 26th of September in the afternoon. Several parallel sessions and interactive workshops will be held over the event’s three days. There will be presentations and discussions based on the practical experience of projects in Vienna. Small workshops will be organised around the main conference themes, where the focus will be on interactive discussions.
Additionaly, you can also look forward to a cocktail reception and an optional conference dinner to network with other delegates. Before and after the conference there will be optional field trips to projects and places our partner WienXtra has selected for you.
- Children and young people in a digital world. How are children and young people’s rights to cultural and social freedom – and their need to use and create their own media for this – balanced with society’s duty to protect them from abuse and exploitation and to promote healthy, active lifestyles?
- Children’s rights in urban development and regeneration. How do cities ensure children’s rights are not compromised either by the imperative for economic growth, gentrification, or the budget pressures on social planning?
- Equality and diversity in the child friendly city. How are changing identity politics affecting children, and what is the role of local government in ensuring that young people do not experience discrimination?
- Mobility and access to the child friendly city. What are municipalities doing to counter increasing constraints on children and young people’s mobility? How are housing, traffic management, transport and other public infrastructures catering for their right to follow their own play, cultural and recreational lives with appropriate degrees of independence, regardless of impairment or disability?