Brussels, the centre of European democracy, will be 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, are delighted to invite you to 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.
- Join the full programme with dynamic keynote presentations, panels and workshops
- Choose from a variety of parallel sessions to delve into a particular topic and focus on interactive discussions
- Meet experts to share your knowledge and expand your network
On Monday 20 November, you can choose to follow the parallel session 2.1 'I want to move my house close to school so I can cycle' starting at 14:00 and ending at 15:30.
During this session our colleague Sara Tori will showcase the results of research done in the Vogelenzang neighbourhood in the Anderlecht municipality. As part of this reasearch project on school streets, we surveyed 1251 children in four schools in the area, aged 5 to 18. We asked about their current and desired mobility, and who accompanies them to school. The survey also contained open questions on their worries and susggestions for the re-design of their school neighbourhood. To go more in depth in the results of the survey, we held seven workshops to understand the barriers and wishes of children when it comes to their school commute.