Advisory Board

The Child in the City advisory board is a group of experts – academics and practitioners – from the various children and youth sectors across Europe. The board meets 4 times a year and advises Child in the City’s media team on the content of its communications platforms. It also decides the themes for the biennial (= every two years) Child in the City conference, which it also helps to facilitate.

Advisory Board Members:

Darijana Hahn
Darijana Hahn
Doctor in Cultural Anthropology (PhD). Freelance researcher, journalist and lecturer at a college for social work in Hamburg. Her key interest is public life in the city and within this, where and how children use the physical environment for playing. And as an observant, often photographing citizen she is always interested not only in the…
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Johan Haarhuis
Johan Haarhuis
After a career in international business which also has brought him to live abroad for 12 years and back in the Netherlands he started his own company as organiser of international events worldwide. Brought together by a common friend Jan van Gils and he started the foundation Child in the City in 2000. Inspired by…
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Adrian Voce
Adrian Voce
Adrian was a playworker and inclusive play trainer during the 80s and 90s before becoming the first director of London Play in 1998, working with the Mayor of London to develop a children’s play policy for the capital. In 2004 he became director of the national Children’s Play Council – after first serving as its chair…
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Froukje Hajer
Froukje Hajer
Froukje Hajer worked for 30 years in the field of non formal education and leisure time and the right of the child to play. Play- and youth work, extended school day programs, community school, and public space and a childfrienly environment are subjects of her interest. She realised local and national and local projects. She is…
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Josip Grguric
Josip Grguric
Josip Grgurić, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics , University of Zagreb, Faculty of Medicine CAREER HISTORY: * Successfully completed trainee’s experience period for physicians of general medicine at the Clinical hospital Zagreb 1963-1964 * Physician and organizer of health services at the Algerian youth working campaigns, Algeria 1964-1965 * Physician (specialization in pediatrics) in…
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Jeanette Fich Jespersen
Jeanette Fich Jespersen
Jeanette Fich Jespersen is the KOMPAN Play Institute International Manager. Jeanette is a MA of Scandinavian literature, languages and culture, educated from the universities of Southern Denmark and Iceland. Her professional background as a lecturer and assistant professor at universities in Germany and Denmark has given her a fundamental insight into research based knowledge compilation…
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