Save the date: 22 September 2020 Child in the City Webinar

Making Connections in Times of Corona

Making connections in the time of COVID-19 seems to be more difficult than ever. We have all been isolated in our homes, combining work and personal, career and care, and teaching and play. But what do we know about the significance of this crisis to families and children?

This will be the central question of our first Child in the City webinar, which takes place on 22 September, between 14:00 and 16:00 Central European Time.

We are very proud to be able to bring together highly esteemed experts who will reflect on the effects of the coronavirus for children growing up. In so doing we will focus on three different topics with our three key experts:

Play: Tim Gill Independent researcher and consultant Rethinking Childhood, UK
Health: Jon Sigfusson, Director, Planet Youth | ICSRA, Iceland
Urban Planning: Helen Jarvis PhD, Reader in Urban Social Geography at Newcastle University, UK


Lia Karsten, president of the Child in the City Scientific Program Committee, said: “This Corona webinar has been organised as a substitute for the Child in the City conference that was due to be held in Dublin in September, and has been postponed until September 2021. We know from many of you that you are longing to connect much earlier than this with your colleagues from all over the world, and so we advise you to participate in this webinar. Please take this opportunity to connect and to keep on learning – we look forward to seeing you online.”

Lia Karsten, president Scientific Program Committee/ Child in the City

Save the date: 22 September 2020, 14.00 hrs CEST

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For any questions or more information, feel free to contact us:

Marieke Bouman
Event Manager