Board Foundation

The Dutch board consists of five members who act as volunteers. It is overseeing all activities, taking care of long-term projections and making agreements with cities.

Johan Haarhuis
Johan Haarhuis is chairman of the foundation. Together with dr. Jan van Gils initiator of the Child in the City Foundation in 2002. He is an entrepreneur organising international conferences and trade exhibitions worldwide.

Lia Karsten
Professor (associate) dr. ir. Lia Karsten is president of the Scientific Program Committee (SPC) of the CitC foundation. She is an international scholar in urban childhood studies at the University of Amsterdam and the UNIMORE University in Reggio Emilia (Italy).

Froukje Hajer
Froukje Hajer is member of the Scientific Program Committee (SPC) and an independent consultant youth policy and children’s rights related to ‘Child, play and environment’.

Frank van Dillen
Frank van Dillen is the secretary of the CitC foundation. Frank is entrepreneur, consultant, keynote speaker and global expert on social business case systems for vulnerable people, especially elder care. His aim is to connect generations for benefit of both

Hans Migchielsen
Hans Migchielsen is the treasurer of the CitC foundation. He is a retired manager of local government and organised national and international youth work conferences.