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Time and place: July 7, 2010July 9, 2010, Melbourne Convention Centre

The conference will focus on the six major themes that shape the Institute’s current Research Plan – Economic wellbeing of families, Families and work, Social inclusion, Violence, abuse and neglect, Family transitions and family law, and Children, young people and their families.

Time and place: July 6, 2010July 8, 2010, Sheffield

The Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth at the University of Sheffield is organizing its 3rd International Conference. In the context of global social, political and economic changes the conference this year will explore the ways in which these broad shifts are having an impact on ideas of childhood and youth and on children's and young people's everyday lives.

Time and place: July 6, 2010, Woburn House, London

The 2010 Annual Conference of The Centre for Research on the Child and Family, University of East Anglia will report the findings of two major studies funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families as part of their Adoption Research Initiative. The Helping Birth Families study looks at the provision of independent support for birth relatives, and the Supporting Contact study examines the role of agencies in helping families maintain face-to-face contact. The British Association for Adoption and Fostering are publishing both studies, and the conference will include the launch of the Helping Birth Families book. The main speakers will be members of the research team and the event will include pre-recorded contributions from birth relatives, and a contribution from an adoptive parent.

Time and place: June 30, 2010July 3, 2010, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

This conference aims to debate the global and national implications of these new migration flows for sending and receiving countries and for migrants themselves. What are the implications of these migrations for Europe? What do these migrations mean for new immigrant societies? What lessons can be learnt from countries with longer immigration experience? The conference includes a stream on Children, Youth and Immigration. The closing date for abstracts of papers submission is 29 January 2010.

Time and place: June 14, 2010June 18, 2010, Karlstad, Sweden

World Summit on Media for Children and Youth will take place in Karlstad, Sweden 2010. It will be a summit for 2000 delegates from 100 countries preparing with children and youth for a new media world in the 21st century. It will offer opportunities to network, to be part of debates, to be interactive and to be part of workshops to share perspectives, experience and expertise.

Time and place: Nov. 30, 2009Dec. 2, 2009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Children’s Rights at a Cross-Roads is a global event organized by the Childwatch International Research Network, The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) and the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, in collaboration with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty and others. The main objective of the conference will be the promotion of a framework for the global collaborative development of a knowledge base for the realization of children’s rights.

Time and place: Nov. 9, 2009Nov. 10, 2009, London

UNICEF and ODI are jointly hosting a conference entitled: The global economic crisis – Including children in the policy response.This conference will bring together development practitioners, policy experts and academic researchers from around the world to develop a deeper understanding of the ways in which the food and fuel price volatility, financial market volatility and global economic slowdown are affecting children, women and other vulnerable groups, and how policy responses to the crisis can put these most vulnerable groups first.

Time and place: Nov. 4, 2009Nov. 5, 2009, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Join ISCI for our second conference, for dynamic and productive dialogue around concepts of child indicators and child well-being. We will also focus on developing a structure for collaboration and communication among diverse stakeholders, helping to bridge research, theory, policy, and practice.  

Time and place: Oct. 25, 2009Oct. 30, 2009, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Child Rigths in Practice: Measuring our Impact is organized by IICRD, University of Victoria, Canada. The conference aims to examine the impact that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has had on the day-to-day lives of children in Canada and around the world.

Time and place: Oct. 9, 2009Oct. 10, 2009, Munich, German Youth Institute

International Conference and Annual Meeting of the “Sociology ofChildhood”

Section of the German Sociological Association

9 – 10 October, 2009

Time and place: Sep. 7, 2009Sep. 10, 2009, Monash University, Prato, Italy

This international conference will bring together practitioners, policy contributors, advocates and researchers from welfare, criminology, law, policing, health and mental health. The conference will give particular attention to the following themes:The protection of children under the law; Family law and its impact on children; Children as citizens: the vulnerability of indigenous children, the global movement of children, child trafficking, the impact of war and trauma on children; Youth justice;Health and mental health impacts on children and their intersection with legal processes. See links below for Call for Papers and registration.

Time and place: Sep. 2, 2009Sep. 5, 2009, Lisbon, Portugal

The Research Network aims to bring together scholars engaged in theoretical and empirical work on Children and Childhood across Europe. The Network has organised successful Sociology of Childhood Streams at the last five ESA Conferences (1999-2007). The general theme of the 2009 conference is European Society or European Societies and the various sessions will address commonalities and differences between children growing up in European Societies.

Time and place: July 18, 2009July 19, 2009, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

The conference is the second of a bi-annual international conference series that has been prompted by the current international vitality of geographies of children, young people and families. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for the exchange of different knowledges, ideas and experiences from researchers and practitioners working in variety of international contexts and disciplinary fields, who are interested in exploring and advancing any aspect of geographies of children, youth and families.

Time and place: June 1, 2009June 2, 2009, Georgetown University Law Centre, Washington D.C

How can the CRC impact the lives of children and families in the U.S.?

On June 1-2, 2009, interactive panel discussions from leading experts will explore the answers to that question in the context of the following topics:

Needs, Rights, and the Human Family Supportive Environments for Children Health Education Special Protection Measures Participation

Additional details will be posted on the following web page: , under "Events".

Time and place: May 4, 2009May 6, 2009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The conference is being organized by ANPPCAN Ethiopia and ANPPCAN Head Office in partnership with ISPCAN, UNICEF Ethiopia, Oak Foundation, Save the Children Alliance in Ethiopia, Plan Ethiopia, Action Aid Ethiopia, Fredskorpset, Italian Development Cooperation and other government and non government organizations

Time and place: Apr. 29, 2009Apr. 30, 2009, Trondheim, Norway

International Conference - Norwegian Centre for Child Research, NTNU

This conference aims to shed light on new research related to the welfare state, child care policies and small children's everyday lives in early childhood education and care institutions (ECEC).

Time and place: Apr. 22, 2009 9:30 AM4:00 AM, CLARKE HALL, Institute of Education, London

The International Day Conference is jointly organised by IOE and The Open University. The Oslo Challenge (1999) was a collaboration between the Norwegian Government and UNICEF and marked the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the UNCRC. It included the following challenge to media professionals at all levels and in all media: “to work ethically and professionally to sound media practices and to develop and promote media codes of ethics in order to avoid sensationalism, stereotyping (incl. by gender) or undervaluing of children and their rights” (MAGIC 1999) 20years after the UN CRC, and 10 years after the Oslo Challenge, this intl day conference will draw out the political, economic, practical, justice and rights implications of representations of children in news media.

Time and place: Apr. 20, 2009Apr. 22, 2009, University of Liverpool

The Centre for the Study of the Child, the Family and the Law at the Liverpool Law School is delighted to announce that it will host a three-day international conference on children and the EU in April 2009. This will be the first event of its kind to bring together international, EU and domestic policy-makers, NGOs, practitioners, academics and young people in a joint endeavour to critically discuss the EU's emerging children's rights agenda.

Time and place: Jan. 29, 2009, Instituto degli Innocenti Florence

The practical use of indicators in the mapping and assessment of the childhood condition will be discussed in an International and European context followed by an insight into national contexts in the early afternoon and concluding with a Round Table discussion on: How child wellbeing indicators can impact on child policies. Amongst intervenors are: Helmut Wintersberger, University of Vienna; Asher Ben-Arieh, Hebrew University in Jerusalem; Sinead Hanafin and Anne-Marie Brooks; Benoît Parmentier; Helmut Sax and many more.

Time and place: Jan. 19, 2009Jan. 20, 2009, Cairo, Egypt

This conference serves as a platform for innovative thinking on social policy and child rights. It will bring together academics, policy makers, practitioners as well as university students to exchange experiences and discuss proposals for inclusive and child-sensitive public social and economic policies which aim to reduce child poverty and are based on scientific evidence.

Time and place: Dec. 4, 2008, Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University

Presented by Michele Leiminer

by Sallie Newell and Anne Graham

Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University

Coffs Harbour, Australia

Contact: Tel 02 66203613 Fax 02 66203243 Email: ccyp [at] For more info:


Time and place: Nov. 27, 2008, Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University

Presented by Sallie Newell and Anne Graham

Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University

Lismore, Australia

Contact: Tel 02 66203613 Fax 02 66203243 Email:

ccyp [at]

For more info:


Time and place: Nov. 25, 2008Nov. 28, 2008, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

More than 3,000 participants comprised of governments, civil society, international organisations, private sector, children and young people are expected to attend this global forum convened to map out the actions that have to be taken to combat the sexual exploitation of children.

Time and place: Nov. 15, 2008, IUKB/ University of Fribourg Switzerland

The Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB) and the University of Fribourg Switzerland are organising an International Conference;Localizing Children's Rights; on Saturday 15 November 2008. The conference aims to contrast ideas and concepts as well as to facilitate an exchange of information between researchers,professionals and students working in the interdisciplinary children's rights field.

Time and place: Nov. 12, 2008Nov. 15, 2008, University of Manizales, Colombia

International Conference in Manizales, Colombia,  discussing the political socialisation of youth and children, and new concepual tendencies regarding identity, formation, leadership and child and youth participation. Conference was held in Spanish. For more information click on link below.