In Billund, we believe that children are just as capable as adults. This makes Billund Municipality a very special place in the world.
A place that insists on learning through play, and when Billund comes together as a whole to build the Capital of Children, it is not for fun. It is for the future.
A future and a lifestyle that can be smarter, more fun and more humane. Where play, learning and creativity impact not only education and business, but also urban planning and municipal policy.
A place that creates world citizens with a vision that reaches far beyond Billund.
And the only demand is that we adults learn to play. Again.
We are all born curious. We learn about life through play. But, the more we learn, the less we play. And gradually, we lose the ability to imagine anything other than what we know.
The pleasure of the absurd is replaced by knowledge and habitual thinking. And suddenly, we are just like the adults who didn’t understand us as children.
But the future is about creating together. And children know more than most that when playing together, you create worlds that no one has seen before. Find solutions never imagined.
That’s what we want – to create worlds and solutions that no one has seen or imagined before. Physically, we want to make Billund a child-friendly city that invites adventure and exploration. Mentally, we will make Billund the global capital of a future formed together with those who will live in it.
In short, Billund will be the best city in the world for children . . . and for the world.
In the Capital of Children we celebrate the world Children's Day and Children's rights. This year children in Billund has made drawings for how they wish the world will be like after COVID-19. The drawings are being displayed in CoC Living Lab, Kløvermarken 35, 7190 Billund, 20. November - 20. December 2020.