DublinIreland - 10th Child in the City World Conference

10th Child in the City World Conference, Dublin, Ireland

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

The International Child in the City Foundation, Dublin City Council and the Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs invite you to attend the 10th edition of the Child in the City World Conference in the beautiful city of Dublin. 

We will inform you as soon as possible on the new dates for this conference.

Lia Karsten, president of the Child in the City scientific program committee, said: “The conference would originally take place in September 2020 but has now been postponed. The confirmed speakers will receive more information in March.”

Johan Haarhuis, chairman of the Child in the City Foundation, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic affects the whole world. It will come as no surprise that it also has consequences for the Child in the City Conference. The health and safety of our delegates, partners, speakers and employees is of utmost importance to us. The Child in the City Foundation keeps track of the developments around the COVID-19 virus on a daily basis and follows the recommendations of the governments in the countries where we organise our events. That is why we decided in cooperation with our hosts the city of Dublin and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs that the 10th Child in the City World Conference will be organized as a hybrid event: live (if allowed) and online.”

Child in the City
Dept. of Children and Youth Affairs
Dublin City Council

The world conference, which takes place every two years, is a key opportunity for children’s professionals, city planners, social workers, academics, designers and policymakers to share knowledge, good practice and research findings from the various disciplines that are important to the shared aim of creating child-friendly cities. Creating dialogue is the most important aspect of the conference.

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About us

Child in the City is an independent foundation. The main objectives of the Child in the City Foundation is to strengthen the position of children in cities, promote and protect their rights and give them space and opportunities to play and enjoy their own social and cultural lives. We do this by providing communications platforms for academics, practitioners and campaigners for children’s rights to disseminate research and good practice.

The foundation observes 5 general guidelines and encourages national and local networks to translate these into specific local policies addressing local points of focus. The general guidelines are an holistic, integral and intergenerational approach; the importance of participation for children and young people; and dynamic trade and continuous challenge.