We look back on the 2023 Child in the City World Conference:
‘Building the Future!’ with satisfaction.

We would like to heartily thank you for a successful 11th World Conference of Child in the City.

Brussels, the centre of European democracy, was the host city for this year’s 11th Child in the City World Conference.
The International Child in the City Foundation, together with the Brussels Capital Region and Flemish Community Commission have hosted the conference at the Royal museum of Fine Arts, focusing once more on how we can all best work for the interests of children in cities everywhere.

  • View the full programme with dynamic keynote presentations, panels and workshop

Invitation to Child in the City by Ans Persoons: Brussels Secretary of State



Building the Future was the theme chosen by our Scientific Program Committee (SPC) for this year’s conference, which took place November 20-22.

The CitC Foundation, through its interdisciplinary approach, is able to engage different disciplines and open up new and promising perspectives. This conference once again represents a key opportunity for child professionals, city planners, academics, social workers, designers and policymakers to share knowledge of best practice and highlight new insights on how to build child-friendly urban futures. Over 100 international speakers presented their latest projects and research.

For whom?

The Child in the City World Conference brings together child professionals including:

  • Children’s rights advocates
  • National, regional and local authority officers
  • Youth and play workers
  • Planners
  • Urban designers
  • Children’s geographers
  • Playground designers and producers
  • Sustainability champions
  • Public health campaigners
  • Researchers
  • University lecturers and students
  • UN officials
  • NGO representatives
  • Policymakers

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Impression of the Child in the City World Conference 2022 in Dublin

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