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Every two years, the Child in the City Foundation organises the Child in the City World Conference. Started in 2002, each year the World Conference has been held in a different European city.
From 2017 on, we also organise International Seminars, each focused on a specific theme to really go in-depth.

Upcoming events

Child in the City Conference – Keep on Moving

3 & 4 December 2024 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Would you like to learn, share and connect with the community on various topics about child-friendly cities?
We look forward to seeing you at the conference with a 2 day program full of inspiring keynote presentations, workshops and field trips.

Previous Conferences and Seminars

The 11th Child in the City World Conference – Building the Future

20 – 22 November 2023 Brussels, Belgium

The 10th Child in the City World Conference – Making Connections

5 – 7 October 2022 Dublin, Ireland

Child in the City Seminar – How to make children’s rights mainstream in local policy planning?

19 – 20 May 2022 Cascais, Portugal

Webinar: Making Connections in Times of Corona.

22 September 2020

International Seminar on Child Poverty in Western Cities

21-22 November 2019 – Leeds, UK

International Seminar on Children in the sustainable city

9th World Conference: Vienna, Austria

24th – 26th September 2018

International Seminar on Children’s Play in the Urban Environment

6th and 7th of November 2017 – London, United Kingdom

International Seminar on Urban Planning and Children

19th – 20th June 2017 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands
8th World Conference: Ghent, Belgium

7th – 9th November 2016 – Ghent, Belgium

7th World Conference: Odense, Denmark

29th September – 1st October 2014 – Odense, Denmark

6th World Conference: Zagreb, Croatia

26th – 28th September 2012 – Zagreb, Croatia
Child in the City 2012 - Zagreb, Croatia

5th World Conference: Florence, Italy

27th – 29th October 2010 – Florence, Italy

4th World Conference: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

3rd – 5th November 2008 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

3rd World Conference: Stuttgart, Germany

16th – 18th October 2006 – Stuttgart, Germany

2nd World Conference: London, United Kingdom

20th – 22nd October 2004 London, United Kingdom
Playground children

1st World Conference: Brugges, Belgium

22nd – 24th September 2002 Brugges, Belgium