Making Connections at the 10th Child in City World Conference in Dublin
Published on 5th October 2022
The ‘Child in the City’ World Conference brings together child professionals, municipal policymakers, city planners, academics, urban designers, social workers, teachers, and many more, to share ideas and solutions for making our cities truly child-friendly.
At the 10th anniversary conference, over the course of the 3 days more than 130 experts from all over the world will present recent projects, research and local case stories focusing on the following five topics:
- Connecting the present with the past
- Connecting green and play
- Connecting children’s health and play
- Connecting children’s participation to urban policies
- Reconnecting children to society during and after COVID 19
Commenting on the event the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Caroline Conroy said, “Dublin extends a warm welcome to the participants of the ‘Child in the City’ World Conference. This is a great opportunity for us to share ideas, solutions and to work towards creating inclusive, participatory and child-friendly cities and communities.”
This year’s theme is Making Connections and organisers aim to make connections between not only children and cities but also different disciplines and professionals.
The ‘Child in the City’ World Conference is being hosted by The International Child in the City Foundation, Dublin City Council and the Irish Department of Children, Equality, Disability and Integration from the 5th-7th October at Dublin Castle.
Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Roderic O'Gorman TD said:
“Play is central to the well-being, development and learning of children. It is a medium through which a child interacts with, explores, and makes sense of the world around them. I hope that the Child in the City conference will be not only be an enlightening and enjoyable experience for us all, but will also provide a wealth of ideas and solutions to make our cities truly child friendly.”
The three-day inspirational programme includes keynote sessions by acknowledged speakers, interactive parallel sessions and fascinating field trips to related projects throughout the city of Dublin.
For more details on this great event please visit the following link: Child in the City Conference
***Photographs will be supplied by Damien Eagers Photography***