Over 60 speakers lined up for Child in the City conference

Experts in diversity & inclusion, child rights, cycling, play and inequalities are among the 60+ speakers confirmed for Child in the City World Conference 2023.

We’d love for you to join us in Brussels in November for our flagship conference where the emphasis will be on sharing knowledge on how to help children in cities everywhere.

Building the Future is the theme for this important event, which features presentations, workshops and site visits. Have you booked your place yet? Register here and also see who we’ve already lined up to speak from 20-22 November. Our keynote speakers include the following:

  • Fatima Zibouh, an Expert & Analyst on Diversity, Inclusion and Discrimination, who will be giving a keynote presentation on the topic: Building on participation and democracy.
  • Mona Meienberg is a Child Rights Advocate at UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtensteiin, and also head of the Child Friendly Community and City Development division. Her presentation will be on the topic ‘Building on young-people urban space‘.
  • Nathalia Daved is a Doctoral Student in the Department of Education, Communication and Learning at the University of Gothenburg, and will deliver the keynote Building on intergenerational cohesion.
  • Bruno Vanobbergen is Secretary-General ad interim at the Flemish Agency Opgroeien, and from 2009-2019 the Flemish Children’s Rights Commissioner. In Brussels he will be delivering the keynote Building on (international) solidarity.

In addition to our keynotes, there will be various ‘break-out’ sessions running in parallel. One of these is Cherie Morgan, Director of Projects at Play Scotland. She works with partners on leading and developing projects that will improve play opportunities for children in their communities. She will be hosting a session on Play Sufficiency.

‘Sharing knowledge to help children everywhere’

Allison Phillips is an urban planner who specialises in active mobility. A keen cyclist, she has a passion for making cities healthier, more vibrant and safer for all ages, and will be hosting a session titled Inclusive Cycling Infrastructure for Children and Caregivers.

Fillmmaker Jacob Krupnick meanwhile specialises in stories told through movement. Using the world as a stage, his collaborators move through busy spaces, sparking delight and curiosity — while exploring deeper questions about identity and public space. He will be hosting the session Young Explorers.

This event is being organised by the International Child in the City Foundation, together with the Brussels Capital Region and Flemish Community Commission.

So please join us this November at the Royal museum of Fine Arts in Brussels for three days of engaging debate and sharing of good practice on how to improve the lives of children in cities everywhere.

Click here for the full programme.

Author: Simon Weedy

1 comment op “Over 60 speakers lined up for Child in the City conference”

Richard Mc Master|17.10.23|11:56

The diverse panel of speakers at the Child in the City World Conference 2023, encompassing experts in diversity & inclusion, child rights, cycling, play, and inequalities, reflects a collective commitment to addressing critical issues in child well-being. It’s a testament to the unity of purpose that transcends a love divided by time to ensure a brighter future for all children.

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