Symposium: The impact of climate change on parenting and growing up

A realistic and hopeful future


According to the KNMI, the climate in the Netherlands will change dramatically according to the most optimistic scenarios. This has major consequences for children, young people and their parents. And that requires something from the parties involved, such as teachers, educational staff in museums/institutions, communications experts, pedagogues, psychologists, policymakers and young people. Now and in the future.

What does climate change mean for parenting and growing up? And how do you look at a realistic and hopeful future with children and young people? On February 28, 2024, the Netherlands Youth Institute, Dynamics of Youth (Utrecht University) and the Young Climate Movement are organizing a symposium in Utrecht to share knowledge about this, with the aim that you can continue to work with it in your organization.

At the symposium, experts share knowledge from various perspectives. The final program will follow, but consider topics such as mental well-being, youth participation within companies and children's rights.

For whom?

Policymakers with a pedagogical responsibility to support youth, parents and fellow educators in growing up and raising children; youth organizations, also within the business community; pedagogues; psychologists, educational staff; teachers; researchers; children's rights advocates.

Practical information

The symposium will take place on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Utrecht. 

Start date and time
End date and time
Entrance fee
Free, ticket mandatory

Let us know that you are interested in coming via this link. You will then receive more information and the option to register. Please note that there is a lot of interest, pre-registration does not guarantee an entry ticket.