Belarus

UNICEF first launched the Child Friendly Cities initiative in Belarus in 2007. Since then, it has expanded widely around the country to bring an explicit children’s focus to the traditional, adult-oriented local governance system…

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Spain

The Child Friendly Cities Initiative (Ciudades Amigas de la Infancia) in Spain was launched in 2002 and has the support of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) and the University Institute of Needs and Rights of Children and Adolescents (IUNDIA)…

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Slovenia

The Child Friendly Cities Initiative (Otrokom prijazno UNICEF-ovo mesto) in Slovenia was launched in 2002. The initiative was originally exported from neighboring Italy and is led by the National Committee. Currently, 15 municipalities are participating in the initiative, including the capital city Ljubljana…

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Germany

The Child Friendly City Initiative (CFCI) in Germany was created in spring 2012 and is run by the “Kinderfreundliche Kommunen e.V.” association, a coordinating body set up by the German National Committee for UNICEF in partnership with the non-governmental organization Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V.

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Poland

The Child Friendly Cities Initiative in Poland started with a pilot in 2017 in the Gdynia, a city with a population of 245,000 located on the Baltic coast. The nine original building blocks of the global CFCI model have been taken into account when planning the initiative, but not all of them have been used…

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Switzerland

In Switzerland, the UNICEF Child Friendly Community Initiative (Kinderfreundliche Gemeinde, Commune Amie des Enfants) aims to increase child-friendliness in children’s everyday lives. This is reflected in how children’s rights to participate and to be protected are implemented in the following areas: administration and politics…

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