I was very excited to be invited to attend the BRIC International Conference promoting childhood, public spaces and democracy held in Goteborg, Sweden.
All of the speakers were passionate about childhood and giving children a voice within their communities. As well as the conference organisers themselves who had instigated the project the keynote speakers were also very inspiring. The workshops gave everyone a chance to see and discuss different practices and approaches, to see similarities and discuss common problems with colleagues from Sweden, Italy and the United Kingdom.
I was provided the opportunity to speak within a BRIC panel at a workshop about reclaiming green spaces for children and we have all come home with more self belief I feel and drive.