Do you have a question regarding the Child in the City international seminar in Antwerp? 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?
The Child in the City international seminar is 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 World 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 third edition in the series of international seminars will be Children in the sustainable city. The seminar will be held on 20-21 May 2019 in Antwerp, Belgium.
The seminar will bring together children’s professionals, play workers, city planners, landscape architects and policymakers, along with researchers, academics and advocates.
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 bringing together expertise from both the disciplines of sustainability and urban childhood. During the event all major practitioners, local politicians and academics will come together to discuss ways to strengthen sustainable cities and the position of children in the cities.
A two-day programme with dynamic keynote sessions, interactive parallel sessions, roundtable discussions and field trips to locations that are best practices in the theme of Children in the sustainable city are set up in order for you to gain the latest and most important information on the theme.
The Child in the City Conferences and Seminars 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?
4. How can I register?
You can register for the seminar via the registration form on the website. Click here to register.
5. How can I get in touch?
For inquiries, please contact our Community Manager, Julia Zvobgo:
T: 0031 (0) 657 85 38 70
6. Where is the venue located?
The seminar takes place at the Den Bell, Francis Wellesplein 1 in Antwerpen, Belgium.
Here you find information on how to get to the venue.
7. What time does the seminar start on the 20th of May start?
On Monday morning those interested in attending a field trip from 10:00 – 12:00 will have to be present at Den Bell at 9.30am. General registration and lunch is from 12:00-13:00 and then the opening ceremony begins at 13:00.
8. How long is the seminar?
9. Can I register for only one day?
10. How many speakers will there be?
There will be four keynote speakers, and about thirty two speakers in the parallel sessions including children’s professionals, university professors, researchers and play workers from all over the world will share their knowledge and research on child friendly cities and urban sustainability.
11. What are the seminar themes?
The main theme of this seminar is Children in the Sustainbale City. Within this theme we will look at some of the latest research on the following subthemes:
- Resilient public space: water and green
- Urban planning: renewal and densification
- Sustainable mobility
- Placemaking and co-creation
- Healthy public space
- Inclusion and participation of children and youth
12. 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. Our preferred hotel is B&B Hotel Antwerpen Zuid.
You can find more information on advised hotels here.
13. Will there be food included during the seminar?
Yes, we will provide lunches, small bites & coffee or drinks breaks throughout both conference days. On Monday at the end of the seminar, there will be a 1 hour cocktail reception which is also included in the registration fee. After that, there is also an optional networking dinner. If you would like to join the networking dinner, 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.
14. How much is the registration fee for the seminar as a delegate?
Until the 8th of April, you can take advantage of the early bird rate of €356,95 (incl. tax). After the 8th of April, the registration costs are €417,75 (incl. tax). If you are a student you can register for €175,45 (incl. tax).
15. How can I take part in the field trips?
After you are registered you can choose to register for the field trips. A separate email about this will be sent to you after registration. The field trips are included in the registration fee. You do not need to pay extra if you would like to join.
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0031 (0) 657 85 38 70