Play 2021

Play 2021 conferenceOrganised by

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We are pleased to announce this major new conference for professionals from the public, independent and academic sectors engaged in research, policy and practice in different aspects of supporting and enabling children’s play.

Within the unavoidable context of the coronavirus, the conference will consider the current and emerging issues: the latest research, policy responses, and examples of good practice. The aim is to inform and progress the agenda, as the world recovers from the pandemic, for universally child-friendly, playable neighbourhoods, towns, and cities, within the common framework of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), and the UNCRC’s General Comment 17 (2013) on children’s right to play.

Due to the continued COVID-19 restrictions in place, the conference will now take place online.

Further conference information, including the programme can be found on the Playful Plant website here


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