• Posted on Feb 05, 2018

Event date: Sep 09, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021

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

We are pleased to announce that this Child in the City Seminar will take place as a live event on 9 & 10 September  2021 in Cascais, Portugal.

More information about the programme and registration can be found on our seminar website.


Local governments all over the world want their cities and towns to become a child-friendly place based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989).

Children’s rights have since been referenced in many different local policy documents and progress has been made, but many cities still struggle with the translation and implementation of children’s rights. This seminar aims to take further steps forward in both theoretically reflecting on children’s rights and implementing the convention in specific policy contexts.

In doing so, it is our starting point that children and young people themselves are the first to be engaged in the development of policies and practices that positively support them as they grow up and develop.

During this seminar speakers will share with us their experiences on how to professionalize and mainstream children’s rights. What challenges do they face, what problems have they struggled with and how do they engage young people in the process? These are particularly important questions to be answered during these times of corona.