Call for papers – Child in the City World Conference Dublin

Welcome to the 10th World Conference in Dublin: Making Connections!

The International Child in the City Foundation, Dublin City Council and the Irish Department of Children, equality, disability, integration and youth invite you to participate in the 10th edition of the Child in the City World Conference, to be held from 5 – 7 October 2022 in the beautiful city of Dublin.

​​​For this special 10th anniversary edition, we have chosen the overarching theme of Making Connections focusing specifically on the following five themes:

1. Con/dublin/themes/necting the present with the past
2. Connecting green and play
3. Connecting children’s (mental) health and play
4. Connecting children’s participation to urban policies
5. Re-connecting children to society during/after COVID 19

Be as speaker

Would you like to present your expertise, project or research at the conference? Submit your abstract before 28 February 2022.

Criteria Papers

  • a maximum of 300 words
  • relevance to children’s rights and the principles of a child-friendly city, namely:
  • promoting equality of opportunity: including all groups of children (e.g. disabled, migrant, economically disadvantaged, ethnic minority)
  • integral: considering the needs of the whole child
  • participatory: supporting the voice of the child
  • applicability to local policy and practice
  • consideration of one of the conference’s main themes (1- 6 above)
  • independence of commercial interests
  • interest to other cities and nationalities

Abstracts are invited for either poster or slide presentations. By submitting an abstract, the author agrees that, if accepted, the paper will be presented as scheduled. The abstract must be clearly written in English and should not exceed 300 words.

Abstracts and presentations

For purposes of review and programming, abstracts are divided into themes as outlined above. Selection of the most appropriate category is important as it determines who reviews your abstract. (note: if appropriate, the programme committee may reassign your abstract to a different category).

The length of the presentations at the conference will be strictly 15 minutes, including time for questions. The conference language is English. Presenters will be informed if their proposals have been accepted in the second week of April 2022.