3rd Annual Conference 2009
Equality of Opportunities through Education
The 3rd Annual Conference Cities for Children took place on 29th and 30th June 2009 in Stuttgart City Hall with representatives from 55 cities from 23 countries.
In the context of the Conference, the European Award of Excellence "City for Children" was awarded for the first time to four European cities.
The Documentation of the 3rd Annual Conference Cities for Children, including the keynote speech by OECD Director of Education, Dr. Barbara Ischinger on "Equality of Opportunities through Education", is available for download here.
Opening and Keynote Speech
Speeches by Dr. Wolfgang Schuster, Mayor of Stuttgart; Ian Micallef, President a.i. of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe; Dr. Barbara Ischinger, Director of Education, OECD. Moderator: Ralph Martin, SWR
Mayor's Round: "A Responsibility for Municipalities: Equality of Opportunities for all Children and Youth"
Participants in the Mayor's Round, from left to right: Moderator Ralph Martin (SWR), Dr. Barbara Ischinger (OECD), Halina Rosiak (Deputy Mayor, Lodz, Poland with translator), Kristiina Järvelä (Deputy Mayor, Tampere, Finland), Irini Ralli-Valsamaki (Deputy Mayor, Athens, Greece), Dr. Wolfgang Schuster (Mayor, Stuttgart, Germany), Violetta Podolskaite (Councillor, Vilnius, Lithuania), Paul Meyer (Councillor, Strasbourg, France with translator)
Exhibition of the Shortlist Nominees for the 1st European Award of Excellence "City for Children"
Nominated "Design of Open Spaces and Play Areas": Darmstadt, Malmö, Zürich
Nominated "Mobility and Traffic Safety": Göteburg, Liverpool, Munich
Participants from Vilnius, Odense, The Hague, Malmö, Gaziantep, Dublin, Athens, Hamm; Ulrich Bohner (Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe)