Promoting participation

States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child (Art. 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989).

Guaranteeing autonomy

States Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure (Art. 31) and the right to a standard of living adequate for the chil’'s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development (Art. 27).

Right to play

States Parties shall respect and promote the right of the child to participate fully in cultural and artistic life and shall encourage the provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activity (Art. 31).

International network

It is a space for meeting, exchanging experiences and building common strategies with the shared objective of realizing and strengthening the project of an urban context suitable for children.

Research activities

In collaboration with various institutions and universities, the international laboratory carries out research activities on two main coordinates: the effects of participation on children and the environment and the autonomous mobility of children in the urban context.

Tools and materials

A "toolbox" to help interested cities and municipalities get to know and develop the project.


The International Network consists of more than 100 cities around the world. Find out how the project is carried out in the different member cities.

Cities belonging to the International Network

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