Call for papers – share your knowledge
With this Dublin conference, we aim to make connections between not only children and cities but also different disciplines and professionals.
Lia Karsten President of the Child in the City Scientific Programme Committee.
The call for papers is still open until the 28th of February 2020.
For this 2020 edition, we have chosen the overarching theme of Making Connections. With this Dublin conference, we aim to make connections between not only children and cities but also different disciplines and professionals, including the connection between the physical and the social domain.
1. Connecting green and play
2. Connecting generations
3. Connecting health and play
4. Connecting children’s mobility and sustainable futures
5. Connecting urban parenting to urban planning
6. Connecting immigrant families to social communities
7. Open topic
Papers should contain:
- A maximum of 300 words
- relevance to children’s rights and the principles of a child-friendly city, namely:
- promoting equality of opportunity: including all groups of children (e.g. disabled, migrant, economically disadvantaged, ethnic minority)
- integral: considering the needs of the whole child
- participatory: supporting the voice of the child
- applicability to local policy and practice
- consideration of one of the conference’s main themes (1- 6 above)
- independence of commercial interests
- interest to other cities and nationalities
- 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 clearly written 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.
If your abstract has been accepted and your presentation is included in the conference programme, you will be required to attend the conference. As a speaker we provide a special fee:
Conference fee presenter (2,5 days): € 490 (excl. VAT)
Abstracts and presentations
For purposes of review and programming, abstracts are divided into themes as outlined above. Selection of the most appropriate category is important as it determines who reviews your abstract. (note: if appropriate, the programme committee may reassign your abstract to a different category).
The length of the presentations at the conference will be strictly 20 minutes, including time for questions. The conference language is English. Presenters will be informed if their proposals have been accepted the first week of April.
Submit your paper here: