Denmark - Capital of Children
Imagine a unique public-private partnership between a local authority and a corporate foundation with a shared ambition to develop a strong community in which learning through play is evident everywhere and all initiatives aim to develop children’s potential and creativity. That’s exactly what’s happening in the Danish town of Billund.
In 2012, the Danish municipality of Billund and the LEGO Foundation (headquartered in Billund, as is the LEGO Group) got together to work with a shared desire to develop the best possible overall framework for children and young people to grow up as creative citizens of the world, working on the basis of play.
The two organisations’ shared desire to develop children’s opportunities and to make the municipality a more attractive place to live and work has been structured as a PPI company bearing the distinctive name of Capital of Children, and a vision for this unique collaborative effort that we express thus:
Billund is the Capital of Children, where children learn through play and are creative citizens of the world.
All Capital of Children projects and activities are grouped under three separate headers that together provide a clear path towards our declared objective:
- Play, learning and creativity
- Town for children
- Business development
Visit Capital of Children's website to find out more.