Join our international workshops at the Child in the City Seminar

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Since the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, local governments around the world have been striving to implement child-friendly policies in their cities. As important actors, children and youth are still often neglected to participate in the development of education policy or urban planning.

The Child in the City International Seminar invites you to the city of Cascais, Portugal, on 19-20 May, to learn and share how to involve children and young people in decision-making process.

This two-day seminar program offers a variety of workshops led by experienced researches, academics and advocates to focus on a specific topic. Choose from a plenty of remarkable projects, research and case studies to exchange on the following key themes:

  • Children’s and young people’s participation as a tool to establish children’s rights (parallel rounds I & II)
  • Children’s rights in the field of of education and child care (parallel round I)
  • Implementation of children’s rights in urban planning, development and design (parallel rounds I, II & III)
  • Critical reflections on the framework of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (parallel round II)
    Corona and the neglect of children’s rights, particularly in underprivileged areas (parallel round III)

Have you signed up to attend? If not then register now and meet professionals from all over the world for international discussions during interactive sessions, field trips and a networking dinner. Click here to view the full programme.

​For more information please email Katja Zotova, Event Manager, at

Author: Simon Weedy

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