European network

Cross-national thinking

The international network (European Children’s Universities Network), co-founded and currently coordinated by the Vienna University Children’s Office, has a great influence on the development of the Children’s University Vienna, but also on many other Children’s Universities in and outside Europe. Within the network and it’s events, a regular exchange takes place among experts, but also “newcomers” in the field of Children’s Universities and social inclusion in higher education.

The members of the network benefit from the manifold experiences and contacts from pioneering international projects and long-standing cooperations in the field of participation of children and young people in science and research.

It is the mission of to carry the idea and the social mission of Children’s Universities further. All over the world we support organizations and newcomers in this field to develop projects adapted to local conditions and to establish sustainable programs. Networking within the Children’s Universities with like-minded people and institutions is of great importance for the development of these models and for the organizations themselves.

The advancement of Children’s Universities is also promoted by through impulses for research into these programs in the form of a Children’s University Award (CUA).