International Play(bus) Congresses

JETZT ERST RECHT AUF SPIEL!? (It’s Time for the Child’s Right to Play!?)
International Play(bus) Congress 2019 in Munich
9 to 13 October 2019
at “Quax – Zentrum für Freizeit und kulturelle Bildung”,
Helsinkistraße 100, 81829 Munich

Education in terms of playing, culture, art and media today can and must be more than just “all inclusive”. Diversity determines our everyday working environment, going beyond real-sensual (and) digitalised play spaces. Where we come from determines the future, both that of children and teenagers as well as that of our education system. Rapid social and political developments demand new definitions of quality and continuous professionalisation of the actors in theory and practice. And this brings about changes in resources such as time, (free) space, partners and funding.

On the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the congress asks the question as to how, in the collaboration of practice, institutions and politics, the right to play, education and health can be fulfilled in the present day for all (people) in a modern and future-oriented manner.

Local, national and international actors from playing practice and theory exchange experiences within the framework of a symposium across all levels, formulate solution approaches, engage in practical workshops, and go “outdoors” to celebrate a festival of play!

Wednesday, 9 October 2019: KICK-OFF EVENT
in cooperation with FOM Hochschulzentrum


Friday, 11 October 2019: RIGHT TO PLAY (SPACE) CONGRESS
in cooperation with Spielmobile e.V.

Saturday, 12 October 2019 WORKSHOPS AND EXCURSIONS
in cooperation with MUSENKUSS Munich, Department of Culture of the City of Munich

Sunday, 13 October: PLAY FESTIVAL at five locations in Munich
scheduled for Jugendinformationszentrum, Luitpoldpark, Quax, Neuhausen and Weißenseepark

Further information and registration for the congress are available at

Hosted by

ECHO e.V. // PA/SPIELkultur e.V. // Spiellandschaft Stadt e.V.
in cooperation with LMU Munich and others




See the websites of former congresses:

Kongress 2018, Bayreuth
Kongress 2017, Karlsruhe
Kongress 2016, Burghausen
Kongress 2015, Baunatal – unfortunately offline!
Kongress 2014, Bonn und Remscheid
Kongress 2013, Hamburg – unfortunately offline!
Kongress 2012, Dresden – unfortunately offline!
Fachtagung 2011 – unfortunately offline!
Kongress 2010, Ruhrgebiet
Kongress 2009, Freiburg- unfortunately offline!