Submit your abstract now for the Child in the City World Conference

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Do you wish to present your work at the Child in the City World Conference 2023? Then don’t delay in sending us your abstract.

Midnight on 31 May is the closing date for submitting your abstract for this exciting conference, which is taking place in  Brussels from November 20-22.

The International Child in the City Foundation, together with the Brussels Capital Region and Flemish Community Commission, is delighted to invite you to our 2023 event at the Museums of Fine Arts. The sole focus, as ever, will be on how we can all best work for the interests of children in cities everywhere.

For 2023, Building the Future is the theme chosen by our Scientific Program Committee (SPC), under five key topics: Building on creativity, Building on intergenerational cohesion, Building on (international) solidarity; Building on participation & democracy; Building on young people-friendly urban space.

Closing date for submitting proposals is 31 May

But our conference is only as good as our contributors, and so this event will support three types of presentations: paper, poster and panel discussions/round tables on specific topics. Does your abstract refers to an academic presentation, a presentation of a new policy/policies or an example of good practice?


Abstracts should be submitted in English and not exceed 200 words. Members of the Child in the City Foundation’s Scientific Program Committee will review each abstract under the following criteria:

  • Title, names and affiliations of the presenter (s) should be mentioned .
  • Type of presentation (paper, poster, panel).
  • Category: academic, policy or good practice presentation.
  • Content: what is the issue you want to discuss and to which of the five topics does it refer?
  • Evidence: What data are your conclusions and/or acclaimed success of projects based on?
  • Creativity and innovative new insights.
  • Language: logical argumentation in correct English

We also welcome a small number of presentations which are not strictly related to the conference’s five key topics as outlined above. We would be delighted to receive innovative, high quality abstract proposals that will be grouped together in our ‘varia workshops’.

** All abstracts must be submitted before 00:00 hours, May 31, 24.00 hours Central European time (CET)**

For more information please visit the Child in the City World Events website at or email Manouk Brouwers, Event Manager, at

Author: Simon Weedy

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