UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre 6th Biennial International Conference, Galway, Ireland




Engagement and Participation in Family Support

UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre
6th Biennial International Conference

13th & 14th June 2013

School of Political Science and Sociology
National University of Ireland, Galway

Family Support requires the involvement of us all – children, parents, volunteers, professionals and politicians – as citizens. The aim of this conference is to view trends, challenges and options relating to citizens’ engagement and participation in the field of Family Support. The conference will consider the relevance of citizenship to Family Support, exploring the potential and limitations of community and volunteer led provision, the challenges facing professional worker-citizens in embattled systems, the possibility of participatory structures within service delivery systems, the role of advocacy and protest in Family Support and the overall meaning and value of participation by children and young people for Family Support.

For the first time at its biennial conference, the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre would like to invite submissions for presentations in parallel sessions. Abstracts are invited from the policy and practice community, as well as the academic community, in relation to the conference themes, which are as follows:

  • Citizenship and Family Support
  • The Contribution of Volunteers and Communities
  • Challenges Facing Professional Worker-Citizens in Embattled Systems
  • Participatory Structures
  • The Role of Advocacy and Protest
  • Participation by Children and Young People

Abstracts should be submitted by 28th March 2013. Please go to Call for Abstracts for further information. To download the conference flyer click here.

Contact Information: Iwona O’Donoghue, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway, Ireland. E-mail: [email protected], Telephone: +353 (0) 91495734

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