Webinar

Save the date: 15 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 15 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: 15 September 2020, 14.00 hrs CEST
More information and details about registration will follow soon.

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Our speakers:

Jón Sigfússon, Director of Planet Youth | ICSRA, Iceland
Jón Sigfússon, Director of Planet Youth | ICSRA, Iceland
The Icelandic Model of Prevention, Planet Youth, what has been done in Iceland in regard to Covid-19. The Icelandic Model is a theoretically grounded, evidence-based approach to community adolescent substance use prevention that has grown out of a collaboration between policymakers, behavioural scientists, field-based practitioners and community residents in Iceland. The intervention focuses on reducing…
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Helen Jarvis PhD, Reader in Urban Social Geography at Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Helen Jarvis PhD, Reader in Urban Social Geography at Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Reworking relational cultures of social connectedness in UK towns and cities in the age of Coronavirus All sectors of UK life have been disrupted by the Coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic, with the government closing businesses, public venues and places of worship for several months, urging people to stay home, socially isolated, alone or with members…
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Tim Gill Independent researcher and consultant Rethinking Childhood, United Kingdom
Tim Gill Independent researcher and consultant Rethinking Childhood, United Kingdom
“Covid-19 and children’s play and mobility: what do we know, and what should we do?” Tim will share the latest information about the impact of the pandemic on children, from clinical, epidemiological, social and public policy viewpoints. He will draw on emerging scientific consensus, and on international case studies of both the disease itself and…
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Contact

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

Marieke Bouman
Event Manager
marieke.bouman@childinthecity.org