You will find our contact information below along with photos and videos from Children’s General Assemblies.
The pictures and film are free to use for press and news media.
Today, the world is facing climate change, economic crises, and many other challenges. COVID-19 has only made the issues more present for everyone in the world. We want to give children the best conditions for the future and prepare them for jobs and technologies that can solve the world’s future problems. Such a great ambition can only come alive with multiple partners on board. Billund, the Capital of Children, wants to leave a better day tomorrow and invest in children’s competencies. When the whole of Billund comes together to build the Capital of Children, it’s not for fun. It’s for the future. A wiser future, more fun and human. This is where Billund can make the biggest difference.
Most of the existing events for children are either local, over one day or focused on a narrow thematic. We want to take on the greater global challenges facing children and present the ideas and solutions directly to world leaders. Furthermore, we build on our great experience in co-creating with children throughout the process.
The UN General Assembly is an important means of making sure that the world leaders listen. We also try to involve more world leaders by inviting them to visit in Billund or to meet with their local participants either before or after the Summit in September. We have two aims with Children’s General Assembly. To inspire world leaders and to come up with concrete ideas of how to change the world and politics.
In five years we want to see actual change in the world that’s inspired by our work at the Children’s General Assembly. We also want the world leaders to look to Billund for inspiration and to take active part in the process.
The Children's General Assembly is developed by the Capital of Children Partnership, formed and qualified with a group of children from Billund.
The initiative is developed in collaboration with Billund Municipality, the International School of Billund, the LEGO Foundation, CoC Playful Minds, the LEGO Group, Billund Airport, LEGO House, WOW PARK, LEGOLAND, Lalandia, the Drive Foundation, KIRKBI, and AV Design.
We encourage all of our participants to take the learnings and ideas from the manifesto back home and share in their local communities. We have seen previous participants have meetings with government officials and change policies in their schools.
Our experience is that children are much better at looking past all sorts of differences and focusing on the task at hand. Our facilitators are skilled in creating room for dialogue across different backgrounds and different personalities to make sure that all perspectives are heard.