Child friendly city

Today, in cities most children have a home. However, despite the fact that the proportion of young people living in urban areas continues to increase, many cities have not yet adapted to the needs of children.

In the city favourable to children, the city administration includes their youngest citizens in the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Organisers of the action:
Union of Societies “Our children“ Croatia
Croatian society for the preventive and social paediatrics

Sponsor: UNICEF – Office for Croatia

The campaign is supported by: the City of Zagreb – City Office for Education, Culture and Sports and the Association of Cities and the Association of Municipalities of Croatia

The aim of this action is to motivate and encourage adults in cities and municipalities in Croatia to fully exercise rights and needs of children recognized by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Every city and municipality in Croatia that voluntarily decides to pursue a program of action and show what has been done for children may be included in the action.

What should a city/municipality have and do for children to be given the honorary title and binding title?

(1)Programming and planning for children, (2) Funding for children, (3) Support and help organizations for children, (4) A child in a safe and healthy city, (5) Children’s Health, (6) The education of children, (7) Social care for children, (8) Culture and Sports for Children, (9)Leisure and recreation for children and (10) Support and assistance to parents in the care and upbringing of children.

Program Child Friendly City/Municipality allows children:

creation of adult communities that design programs for children,
intersectoral collaboration,
active participation of children in the community,
linking cities and municipalities that have a common commitment to children,
impact on the definition of a national strategy for the benefit of children.

City of Opatija and Municipality of Lovran in the year 2000 made a decision to participate in the action Child Friendly City/Municipality with the aim of improving the quality of life of children in the local community, thus respecting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Society “Our children” Opatija and its Branch office Lovran is a partner to the City of Opatija and Municipality of Lovran in this action.