Announcing the winners of the 2019 Child Friendly Cities Inspire Awards!

A huge congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Child Friendly Cities Inspire Awards!

The winners were selected from among the following shortlisted entries. The results were determined by a combination of the scores received from a Technical Review Panel who looked at four criteria (demonstrated results, creativity and innovation, replicability, conformity and integration of the CFCI guiding principles) and the online voting where an astounding 31,000 votes were cast across the six categories.

Go to the CFCI Inspire Awards page to know more about this flagship awards programme.

Category 1: Meaningful child participation

CROATIA, OPATIJA
Children’s city council

The objective of the project Children’s City Council Opatija is to allow the greater participation of children in society. Here are the results of the dedicated work of child councillors.

WINNER: UKRAINE, VINNYTSIA
Budget for schools

Vinnytsia -The city for children and by children. We believe in children’s dreams. We make those dreams come true by funding the best students’ projects from the city budget.

GERMANY, REGENSBURG
Spielleitplanung

With the “Spielleitplanung”-project, Regensburg showed successfully how child friendly urban planning and development can be done with youth participation to create a child friendly environment.

WINNER: VIETNAM, HO CHI MINH CITY Children Innovate

Children Innovate is a co-creation platform in which Companies and Organizations invite their young Workers and Children to propose solutions to their existing problems using design thinking & 3D-prototyping.

HUNGARY, ZALASZENTGROT
Anthill Camp. One week as adult

…real life education, community thinking, teamworking, community participation… These activities are increasing the children’s participation in the society. This camp is an early step in getting into local life.

Category 2: Non-discrimination and equity

INDIA, AHMEDABAD
A protagonist in every child (aProCh)

Offer children the opportunity to reclaim the spaces in your city! Get inspired with the simple initiative aProCh, to see how your city will come alive with children’s laughter and joy.

WINNER: SPAIN, OVIEDO
Local itinerary for children adolescents and participation

The local itinerary for adolescent and children participation towards conviviality is a great tool to generate encounters between very diverse children; they get together, share experiences, ideas and solutions to their problems.

SWITZERLAND, GENEVA
Petit:pas
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Petits:pas is a program which promotes equal opportunities and inclusion for children and families in Geneva.

Category 3: Child-friendly social services

GUINEA, BARO
Integrated interventions monitoring using the new technology of information

This video presents the work of 27 Community animators and 3 Community Health Workers in the Municipality of Baro which resulted in providing 2989 children aged 0 to 59 months with birth certificate and 995 with health center notebook.

SPAIN, TORRELODONES
Social Education for Children and Adolescents
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The Council of Torrelodones (SPAIN) presents the video of its project “Social Education for Children and Adolescent” under the category of Child-Friendly Social Services (CFCI Inspire Awards Unicef 2019).

WINNER: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, SHARJAH Baby Friendly City Project
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The emirate of Sharjah (UAE) is the world’s first ‘Baby-Friendly City’. Breastfeeding is at 57%, exceeding the global target. Families enjoy baby-friendly workplaces, nurseries, health facilities, and public spaces.

Category 4: Safe, secure and clean environments

GERMANY, REGENSBURG
Spielleitplanung

With the “Spielleitplanung”-project, Regensburg showed successfully how child friendly urban planning and development can be done with youth participation to create a child friendly environment.

WINNER: SPAIN, MISLATA
I’m City

This video reflects the power of children as agents of the change in our city. It shows the achieved objectives and how this project reaches the accomplishment of the CRC.

VIETNAM, HO CHI MINH CITY
Social Innovation Clubs Project

Social Innovation Club project was created to equip adolescents among 14-18 y.o with 21st-century skills and promote active citizenship to tackle child-related challenges and contribute to making their communities safer, cleaner and more livable.

Category 5: Family life, play and leisure

BRAZIL, SAO PAULO
Paulista Aberta
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Paulista Aberta, a transformation led by people, transforms eight traffic lanes’ into recreational space every week providing opportunities for children to play safely and have active presence in the city.

SOUTH KOREA, GUNSAN
Formation of the Children’s Right Plaza
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Breaking out of the stereotype that ‘children play on the playground and adults play on the square’, the Gunsan city made efforts to improve the awareness by setting up the Children’s Rights Square.

WINNER: SWITZERLAND, KRIENS
Creating a leisure facility together with children, adolescents and adults

Participation is the key aspect regarding the playground Langmatt. Whether it was during the planning, construction or now in its operation: children, adolescents, parents and neighbourhood residents are always involved.

Category 6: Child-friendly governance

WINNER: ICELAND, KOPAVOGUR
CFC-Index: Dashboard monitoring children´s quality of life

The Child Friendly City Index for high-income countries gives local governments the opportunity to use evidence based approach to fulfil the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

PHILIPPINES, ZAMBOANGA CITY
Break the Silence: End Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation!

The City Government of Zamboanga’s project “Break the Silence: End Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation” aims to end CSAE cases in the City and create protective environments for children.

PORTUGAL, GUIMARAES
Eco Parlamento
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The Eco Parliament of Guimarães (EP) is a project, based on the principles of the participation of youngsters in democratic political decisions, which promotes an active reflection of students on the SDG Agenda.