Save the Date – Dublin 2020

Do you have a story, experience or perspective to share about child equality in the urban world? Then share it at Child in the City World Conference in Dublin 2020.

A call for papers is out for the next in the Child in the City conference series, Making Connections, which aims to cement links between not only children and cities, but also disciplines and professionals, including the connection between the physical and social domain.

Through this approach we will look to bridge divides and open up new and promising perspectives on interdisciplinary approaches that can help ensure that cities are a better place for children from all backgrounds. The conference offers a vital opportunity for children’s professionals, city planners, social workers, academics, designers and policymakers to share their knowledge and experience about how to create future urban environments that are truly child-friendly.

‘Creating equality of access for all children’

Through this broad perspective of creating equality of access for all children and youths, the conference will focus on six central themes:

  • Connecting green and play
  • connecting generations
  • connecting health and play
  • connecting children’s mobility and sustainable futures
  • connecting urban parenting to urban planning
  • connecting immigrant families to social communities.

Click here for more detailed information on each of these themes.

Making Connections will be the 10th edition of the Child in the City World Conference series, and is being held by the International Child in the City Foundation, Dublin City Council and the Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs from 15-17 September 2020.

Abstracts are invited for either poster or slide presentations. By submitting an abstract, the author agrees that, if accepted, the paper will be presented as scheduled. The abstract must be written clearly in English and should not exceed 300 WORDS. 

The call for papers for Child in the City World Conference in Dublin will close 28 February 2020. Feedback will be given in the first week of April 2020.

You can also submit your paper idea online here

And finally…from everyone at the Child in the City Foundation, we would like to wish all of our subscribers and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you in Dublin!

Author: Simon Weedy

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