The Child in the City World Conference to be held in Brussels!

Perspective is a partner of the 11th edition focussing on Building the Future - 20 to 22 November


20 > 22 November 2023

Posted on 17 November 2023


Children's professionals, urban planners, academics, social workers and political decision-makers will gather in Brussels from 20 to 22 November 2023 to discuss the place of children in the city. Over 100 international speakers will present their latest projects and research. Take part in this 11th Child in the City World Conference, organised by the Flemish Community Commission, in partnership with and

This conference will address a range of themes, such as children's creativity, intergenerational cohesion, solidarity with newcomers, participation and the design of child-friendly public spaces.
Perspective's School and Student Life Service will have the opportunity to share its expertise and projects during two parallel sessions, a poster session and a field visit.
At the conference, Perspective will provide a QR code to download its guides "My school, a quality space", "Revamping playgrounds" and "Reinventing school surroundings".

Our activities on the conference agenda

Monday 20/11 (Royal Museums of Fine Arts - Rue du Musée 5, 1000 Brussels)

  • 11.30am to 1pm - Parallel Session

Fighting against school dropout in Brussels through tutoring and mentoring
Two schemes implemented in the Brussels Region (tutoring and mentoring) to combat school dropout.
Presentation by Catherine Dauvister and Alin Teclu

  • 11.30am to 1pm - Parallel Session

Friendly Urban Spaces: Reinventing school surroundings and grounds via the School Contract

How can the School Contract programme be used to reinvent school surroundings and playgrounds?
Presentation by Louison Cuvelier and Donatienne Deby

  • 4 to 5pm - Poster Session

Relying on the creativity of youth to improve the school climate in Brussels.
How can young people's creativity improve the school climate in Brussels?
Presentation by Marie-Eve Joret and Louison Cuvelier

Tuesday 21/11

The new Playground: visit urban school planning in Brussels
Field trip to the historic centre of Brussels, focusing on school urban planning, in particular through the School Contract programme.

For further information, the full programme and registration can be found at: