Play Areas for Children and Young People Conference – Have a taste

Video by Anton Mahr

Our “Covid compatible” Conference was a success!


From 23rd to 25th September, we discussed Play Areas and good practice concerning Impact Attenuating Surfacing (IAS) from a multidisciplinary perspective.

More than 80 participants attended, both in person and online, mostly from Portugal, but also from Australia, Canada, France, Spain, UK and Serbia. We had live streaming on ZOOM (in Portuguese) and Youtube (in English).

A big thank you to all those that stood up with us along this challenging long process, not giving up till the end, despite the pandemic with all its uncertainties and unexpected last minute changes:

  • Thank you to all the speakers, sponsors and partners as well as to all participants that trusted our commitment to delivering quality information and added value to professionals in the field.
  •  And thank you to our amazing technical team that made it all happen!

Recordings are available for participants. If you would like to get access to them and you did not register, please get in touch with us.

Play Areas for children and young people – Conference

Play Areas for children and young people
  • Falling Spaces and Impact Attenuating Surfacing (IAS)
Conference and Workshops
23, 24 and 25 September 2020 – Lisbon, Portugal__________________ #seminario_SAI2020
In-person or online participation


This event has been developed in partnership with the Portuguese Association of Landscape Architects (APAP).

Discussions will start with the impact (the influence!) of built landscapes – very much shaped by materials – on Human Health and Children’s needs in terms of inclusive and challenging environments for learning about themselves and develop skills to cope with risk and uncertainty in real life.

Main topics:
Children´s needs for a healthy development: Risk perception, jumping and falling
Recent changes in European Standards concerning surfacing requirements, guidelines, recommendations, inspection and testing procedures
Choice of materials at Design stage: influence on operation
Installation, Inspection, Maintenance and Disposal: Challenges and good practice
Testing and Product Certification
Current discussions on chemicals in synthetic surfacing, human health and environment
Risk Management
Watch the presentation video (in Portuguese) Programme Registration For more information, get in touch!


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