10th Child in the City World Conference in Dublin postponed to 2021

The forthcoming Child in the City webinar moved back a week to 22 September

Save the date: 22 September 2020 Child in the City webinar – Making Connections in Times of Corona.

Who should attend:

  • Children’s rights advocates
  • National, regional and local authority officers
  • Youth and play workers
  • Planners
  • Urban designers
  • Children’s geographers
  • Playground designers and producers
  • Sustainability champions
  • Public health campaigners
  • Researchers
  • University lecturers and students
  • UN officials
  • NGO representatives
  • Policy makers
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have taken the decision to postpone this autumn’s Child in the City Conference in Dublin. We know that you, our loyal supporters will understand that while the world continues to deal with the far-reaching effects of the coronavirus pandemic, this was a regrettable, but unavoidable decision which we had to take. While it is our intention to postpone the event until the second half of 2021, we will organise our first Child in the City webinar to take place on 22 September.


Making connections in the time of COVID-19 seems to be more difficult than ever. We have all been isolated in our homes, combining work and personal, career and care, and teaching and play. But what do we know about the significance of this crisis to families and children?

This will be the central question of our first Child in the City webinar, which takes place on 22 September, between 14:00 and 16:00 Central European Time.

We are very proud to be able to bring together highly esteemed experts who will reflect on the effects of the coronavirus for children growing up. In so doing we will focus on three different topics with our three key experts:

Play: Tim Gill Independent researcher and consultant Rethinking Childhood, UK
Health: Jon Sigfusson, Director, Planet Youth | ICSRA, Iceland
Urban Planning: Helen Jarvis PhD, Reader in Urban Social Geography at Newcastle University, UK

Save the date
22 September 2020, 14.00- 16.00 hrs CEST


Lia Karsten, president of the Child in the City Scientific Program Committee, said: “This Corona webinar has been organised as a substitute for the Child in the City conference that was due to be held in Dublin in September, and has been postponed until September 2021. We know from many of you that you are longing to connect much earlier than this with your colleagues from all over the world, and so we advise you to participate in this webinar. Please take this opportunity to connect and to keep on learning – we look forward to seeing you online.”

Lia Karsten, president Scientific Program Committee/ Child in the City

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