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CIESPI and PUC - Rio are organizing this international seminar to discuss theoretical and political implications of constructions of childhood in our global societies. International experts on the subject are leading the debate.
The meeting gathered researchers from the regional to set up priorities for the regional network.
In the framework of the Swedish chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers and with the support of the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Council of Europe and the Swedish Government will jointly organise a conference in Stockholm, to be held from 8-10 September 2008 on the theme of “Building a Europe for and with children – Towards a Strategy for 2009-2011”.
The workshop was a follow-up event of the international workshop “Children’s Experiences with Poverty and Social Exclusion – Challenges for Research and Policies”, which was held in Vienna in June 2007. Its aims were to strengthen the established platform for theoretical-methodological discussions concerning child poverty and social exclusion of children.
The Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde are hosting an international conference on the 24 - 26 September 2008 - in the Grosvenor Hilton Hotel, Glasgow - to explore key themes arising from the integration of children's services.
Presented by David Ellemor-Collins Contact: Tel 02 66203613 Fax 02 66203243 Email: For more info:ccyp [at] scu.edu.au http://ccyp.scu.edu.au/index.php/68/
Children’s Issues Centre: Contact: Jocelyn Diedrichs jocelyn.diedrichs [at] otago.ac.nz For more info http://www.otago.ac.nz/cic/events.php
The Institute of Child Care Research invited interested researchers and practitioners to a conference that focused on the connection between research, research results and the use of these results in child care practice. Key Note addresses were made by Prof. Rob Chaskin from the Chapin Hall Program for Children's Policy Research at the University of Chicago and Celia Atherton OBE, Director at Research in Practice. For more information see www.qub.ac.uk/iccr
Childwatch International Research Network and Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) organized a joint research workshop and an open seminar on the challenges of child poverty. The workshop and seminar focused on policy making to eradicate child poverty as well as studying the effects of child poverty on children, their families, communities and the societies they live in.
In honour of International Children’s Day, November 20th, IICRD hosted a week long interactive conference on Children’s Rights in Practice. Topics addressed in plenary and workshop formats by presenters and keynote speakers included the social ecology of children’s rights. Please visit the website at www.iicrd.org or email intiicrd [at] uvic.ca for further information.
The colloquium facilitated a dialogue between researchers, policy makers and practitioners. The aim of this important explorative dialogue was to contribute to more relevant and accessible child research for governments and organizations working towards the realization of children’s rights and well-being.
The conference was co-organized by the Childwatch Key Institution the Caribbean Child Development Centre of the University of the West Indies (UWI). The multidisciplinary conference covered children's issues across many countries of the English speaking Caribbean. The several themes included children in violent circumstances, children and HIV/AIDS, parenting, child rights and policy planning, child health and nutrition and development. The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Research, also from the UWI, was the other host, and the conference was being supported by UNICEF, Jamaica, along with a number of other collaborating agencies. There was active participation from a CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Youth Ambassadors panel, and from Jamaican school children.
ICCD 2006 is the first conference of its kind - a multidisciplinary international conference specifically for researchers interested in children's lives and children's wellbeing after separation or divorce. The conference will be a unique opportunity to share, debate and integrate leading edge research, theory and methodology. Confirmed keynote speakers include Paul Amato, Gillian Douglas, Judy Dunn, Bob Emery, Janet Johnston, Michael Lamb and Carol Smart. Conference web site: www.iccd2006.com
The goal of the conference was to bring together the worldwide,multidisciplinary community of distinguished and emerging adoption researchers enable sharing of findings to encourage interaction and debate about the future research agenda. Conference participants were drawn from a wide range of disciplines such as psychology, psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, social work, history, social policy and law. Confirmed keynote:Michael Rutter, Femmie Juffer, David Reiss, Hal Grotevant, David Howe, Elsbeth Neil, Ruth McRoy, Jesus Palacios and Miriam Steele. Conference web site: www.icar2.org.uk
The conference aimed to promote the conjoint and collaborative constructions of knowledge, priorities, intentions and strategies to support a common democratic and inclusive Latin-American position that confronts the critical socio-economic conditions that compromise the human development of future generations.
Centre for Child Development of Hong Kong Baptist University organized the third international symposium on child development to disseminate state-of-the art information on creativity and play with a multi- and interdisciplinary emphasis and to offer theoretical and practical value to participants. More information on the symposium to be found on the centre web site: www.hkbu.edu.hk/~ccd/
The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers in the field of childhood studies to discuss and debate the outcome of the COST A19 European research network on children's welfare, in the context of other relevant research in the field. NOSEB, Norway is one of the main partners in the network. The conference includes plenary presentations of the main perspectives and results of COST A19 including An-Magritt Jensen (chair), Helmut Wintersberger, Helga Zeiher and Jens Qvortrup. Invited keynote speakers include Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Allison James and Jaap E. Doek. More information
The conference was organized by The Belgian IAP interdisciplinary research network on children's rights , with the Childwatch International Key Institution, the Children's Rights Centre at the University of Ghent as one of the organizers. For more information, please see: http://www.law.ugent.be/pub/iuap/c_welcome.html
Childwatch International Norway,together with the Norwegian Research Council, organized a workshop on Children as Citizens, presenting two current Norwegian research projects on issues concerning children's rights in relation to the incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Norwegian legislation. The workshop took place at the Norwegian Research Council, Monday 21 November 2005.
The seminar was organized by the Research Program on Infancy and Childhood- Documentation Center at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City. The objective was to discuss central issues on childhood agency in diverse social contexts and the changing implications of the role that adults may have in its promotion as facilitators, mediators or promoters of this process.
As part of the University of Oslo's Centennial Celebration, 1200 child- and youth researchers, practicioners and policy makers from 95 different countries met for 5 days to present research, debate and exchange knowledge about modern childhood and youth. The conference had well over 700 presentations and a full program of social, artistic and not least, child- and youth focused events.
Pleae check the Post Conference Website for interviews taken at the conference and publication and outcomes.
The Childwatch International Key Institutions Assembly 2005 took place place in Hurdal, Norway, from 26 - 27 June. 37 of the network's 45 Key Institutions were represented by one or two staff. The draft minutes are available here . Click on the links to find the agenda and the list of participants . Pdf versions of the thematic presentations and discussion papers from the Assembly are available below. Please do not quote without permission from the author.
In October 2004 the Childwatch International Research Network organized a regional symposium on Children living in circumstances of poverty and marginalization in southern Africa. Participants at the symposium were researchers and NGO representatives from Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia with an interest in joining forces to improve the knowledge base of the situation for children in the region.
Children and Adolescents Growing up in Contexts of Poverty, Marginalization and Violence in Latin America: Sharpening Analysis of the Problem and Shaping Responses: Second Regional Network Conference. Held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2004. PUC-Rio (Department of Social Work); CIESPI and Childwatch International
Organized by: PUC, Department of Social Work - CIESPI and Childwatch International.
This was organized as a seminar that was open to the public at PUC, and was supported by Childwatch International. This seminar was attended by approximately 100 people (students, professors, researchers and community workers). During this discussion each participant took time to speak about the situation of children and youth in their respective countries, with particular focus on marginalized children, and what their organization is doing to improve the situation. Through the discussion we gained insight that many countries had similar fundamental problems and that a studied approach to these issues could create progress for Latin America as a whole.