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UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre 9th Biennial International Conference Galway

13-06-2019 - 14-06-2019

€150 – €170

Changing Families, Changing Policy, Changing Practice – Family Support Now and in the Future 

Call for Abstracts (closes feb 8)This conference to be held in Galway, Ireland, welcomes proposals from delegates for presentations in parallel sessions. Abstracts are invited from the practice, policy, research and academic communities in relation to the conference themes, which are as follows:

Demography – fertility, migration, aging and intergenerational families

 Austerity, poverty and social exclusion

 Diversity – Migration, post-divorce and separation families

 Supporting Families with particular needs and adversities -disability, mental health, homelessness, addiction

 Technology in the context of Families

 Family in Social Policy

 Rights, citizenship, partnership and co-production

All submissions must reflect the overarching aim of the conference and focus on the changing nature and meaning of family and its implications for policy and practice. Abstracts must be submitted by February 28 2019, be no longer than 300 words, and will only be accepted if completed using the attached template. Further details of the variety of presentation types and timelines involved can be found on this template. Expanding on past years’ parallel sessions, we are seeking a variety of presentation formats this year, to include paper presentations, Pecha-Kucha presentations, posters and interactive workshops.

Abstracts will undergo a peer-reviewed process with successful applicants notified by March 20, 2019.

Submit your abstract here
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€150 – €170
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UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre
+353 91 495398
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Institute for Lifecourse and Society, National University of Ireland
Upper Newcastle Road
Galway, Galway NUI Galway Ireland
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+353 91 495398
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