Join our debate: Why should cities involve children in the decision-making process?

Our forthcoming Child in the City International Seminar provides an opportunity to learn how making children’s rights and participation in policy planning is the way forward for cities.

Local governments all over the world want their cities and towns to become truly child-friendly places, yet all of this is only possible if decision-makers take two priority decisions –  put the rights of children at the centre of the process and ensure they are involved.

These two crucial elements have become especially important over the past two years, during a global pandemic that has had an enormous impact on the lives of millions of children across the world.

Child in the City is lining up a series of field experts for our seminar that takes place in the city of Cascais, Portugal, from 19-20 May. Will you be there too? Don’t wait too long to register, as our early bird fee offer only runs until 25 March.

By attending this seminar you will be part of an important international gathering of research and best practice in creating child-friendly cities. Over the two days you will:

  • Experience more than 30 dynamic presentations that share the latest research and developments in the implementation of children’s rights in urban planning and education
  • Take part in engaging field trips to diverse projects throughout the City of Cascais showcasing the child-friendly city policy
  • Build new connections and collaborate with professionals from all over the world exploring new approaches in different countries
  • Enjoy a breathtaking location on the Atlantic coast combining networking and cultural program in an ideal tourist destination.

Who will you meet?

At the seminar you can network and exchange knowledge and experience with international experts from Europe, Africa, the Middle East. You will meet:

  • National, regional and local authorities
  • Policy makers
  • Consultants and advisors
  • Urban designers, planners and developers
  • Universities and researchers
  • UN agencies

For more information email Katja Zotova, Event Manager at

Author: Simon Weedy

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