Deadline looms for Dublin 2020 paper submissions

You still have a few days to submit your project, research or case study for the 10th Child in the City World Conference – but don’t delay.

Friday 28 February is the closing date for submissions for our Dublin 2020 event, which takes place from 15-17 September. We encourage you to make the most of our new website that makes it easy for you to send in your idea(s). Visit for more information.

The overarching theme of this year’s event is Making Connections. Within this theme, there are six six subthemes. which have been created by he Child in the City Foundation’s Scientific Programme Committee. They are:  Connecting green and play; Connecting generations; Connecting health and play; Connecting children’s mobility and sustainable future; Connecting urban parenting to urban planning; Connecting immigrant families to social communities; and finally Open Topic.

Friday 28 February is deadline day

Please follow these criteria for submitting your paper:

  • 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.

Dublin City Council and the Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs are hosting the event at Dublin Castle.

If you have any questions please email event manager, Marieke Bouman:

Author: Simon Weedy

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