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This area is dedicated to providing information about the most important events regarding childhood and related issues taking place in Europe. You'll find information about seminars, conferences, training sessions and other similar events.

2009 Events : jan - feb- mar - apr - may - jun - jul - aug - sep - oct - nov - dec >> 2010 Events

 

november

Amsterdam, Netherlands 13- 15 December 2009

Benelux Seminar in cooperation with the Nordic countries
Indicators of Child and Youth Well-Being
The link between knowledge, policy and practice

The Dutch Ministry for Youth and Families will host the first Benelux-Nordic expert meeting on child and youth policy, which will be organised by the Netherlands Youth Institute. The topic of the seminar is ‘the use of child and youth well-being indicators in child and youth policy’.
The objective of the meeting is to give an overview of the developments of international research and to present and share good practices of the use of indicators to support policy and practice in the member states (as well at national as at local level) and at international level.
It will be a working seminar with participants from Benelux and Nordic countries, coming from the ‘knowledge triangle’: policy, research and practice. The programme will provide an introduction to the subject and a presentation of the main results from the two main recent publications on this subject, both the UNICEF as well as the OECD study. After this, countries will be invited to present some good-practices in which the use of child and youth indicators is incorporated in (youth) policymaking, both at the national and local level.
There will also be a link with the new EU youth strategy on youth, in which a dashboard of existing indicators (as well as the possible development of new ones) relating to young people has a prominent place. The final debate will be on the meaning of indicators for policy at the different levels involved. The outcome will be "lessons learned" that can be seen as recommendations for the implementation of indicators in child and youth policy.
The seminar is on invitation only for participants from the Benelux and Nordic countries and communities and for experts and representatives of European and international structures.

Registration: www.nji.nl/indicatorsmeeting
Contact: Mrs. Caroline Vink - Netherlands Youth Institute
Mail: c.vink@nji.nl
Tel: + 31 30 2306 408
Website: www.nji.nl


Paris (France), 7 - 8 December 2009

Programme Train Together - Se Former ensemble 2007 - 2009
"Training for professionals who collect evidence from, and work with, child victims of sexual abuse"

Final Conference

Programme



Helsinki (Finland), 2 December 2009

Round table discussion on “Participation of children and young people under the age of 18”

The objectives set for Rond table discussion include:
- To introduce the Roadmap 2009 – 2011 for Council of Europe actions participation of children and young people under the age of 18, and in particular the mandate of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on child and youth participation;
- To exchange information on good practices and to seek advice and input from stakeholders for Council of Europe future actions on participation;
- To create a network of experts, NGOs and other stakeholders on child and youth participation.

Programme: http://www.coe.int/t/transversalprojects/children/news/child%20participation/Final%20concept%20paper%201709.pdf

Contact: amaia.vetter@coe.int; maarit.kuikka@coe.int

Website: www.coe.int/children

 

november

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) - Nov 30, 2009 - Dec 2, 2009

Children's Rights at a Cross-Roads: A Global Conference for The 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

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.

The conference will be an arena for reflection and dialogue across professions and disciplines. Policy makers, researchers, young people and practitioners are invited to present their experiences and ideas and to analyze and discuss the role of research in the development of policies and practices that safeguard children's rights.

The objectives of the conference are to: 1) Identify strategic dimensions of a research agenda for the realization of the rights of the child and aspirations embedded in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 2) Establish a framework for collaboration between policy makers, practitioners and academics for the improved use of research in the implementation and monitoring of child rights.
3) Develop models and mechanisms for collaboration with young people in the design and development of participatory research and child-led research initiatives.
Through presentations and group discussions, representatives from different professions and backgrounds will examine the status of child research and present recommendations to how the three objectives can be reached.

To stay informed about the event, please register at: info@crcanniversary.org


Ankara (Turkey), 18 - 21 November 2009
International Congress Architecture and Children


The goal of ARCHILD Congress is sharing the theoretical and practical experiences about city and
architectural cultural works. The congress will include oral and poster presentations of the ARCHILD working groups, in plenary format.
Congress Languages: English and Turkish.
Translation (Turkish and English) will be provided throughout the congress.

Information:
http://www.archildworld.org/index.php?page=main-page&hl=en_US


Cyprus, 11-13 November 2009

Eurochild 6th Annual Conference. Monitoring child well-being: better policy and practice

Co-organised by the Pan-cyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children, Cyprus

Measurement and indicators are at the heart of improving performance in policy and practice. Unless we measure an issue or problem, chances are it will be ignored and nothing will get done. Child well-being is notoriously difficult to measure, but there are more and more examples of where it is being done with good effect on policy development. This conference is framed within the European Union's Social Inclusion agenda which has identified the eradication of child poverty by breaking the cycle of intergenerational inheritance as one of its key objectives. To help achieve this goal, the EU monitors income poverty and material deprivation and there are plans to develop common indicators that better reflect child well-being. This conference should feed into that debate.
The EU social inclusion agenda also aims to bring about policy change through mutual learning and exchange of practice across Member States. This conference is an opportunity to share how indicators are being used: in policy development at national and regional level, in advocating for children's rights and well-being, in improving practice and setting standards in service delivery to families and children.
A further question is how indicators are being informed by children and young people themselves. In addition to workshops on this issue, a group of young people from five member states will participate in the conference and bring some of their reflections on the issue.

For further information, detailed program and registration:
Eurochild
1-2 Avenue des Arts
B-1210 Brussels - Belgium
www.eurochild.org
contact@eurochild.org


Nisida (Naples) Italy, 11-12 November 2009

MONITORING in net "Restorative Juvenile Justice in Europe"
International Seminar

The international workshop "Monitoring in Net. Restorative Juvenile Justice in Europe" will be hosted at the Centro Europeo di Studi di Nisida (Nisida European Study Centre), in Italy. It will provide an opportunity to take stock of the services available in Italy as well as of the unsolved issues concerning mediation and restorative justice approaches.
The seminar is part and parcel of the clear-cut appeal that is contained in the UE with a view to fostering and initiating new mechanisms for developing victim-offender relations including in-prison mediation experiences along with group conferencing and/or peacemaking circles - in co-operation with juvenile criminal institutions and juvenile welfare services.
This is ultimately aimed at starting an analysis on the markedly backward stance of Italy as for crime prevention and restorative justice policies compared to the European scenario.

Programme: http://www.giustiziaminorile.it/public/news/2009/RestorativeJJEuropeagenda.pdf

Registration form will have to be filled in and emailed to: mediazione.dgm@giustizia.it , ceus.dgm@giustizia.it

Web site: www.giustiziaminorile.it

Contact:
Irma Sperlongano
European Center of Studies – Nisida, Juvenile Justice Department, Nisida (Naples) Italy
Tel. 081.6192272-273 and 273
e--mail: ceus.dgm@giustizia.itceus.it

Practical information


Sidney (Australia), 4-5 November 2009
ISCI (International Society for Child Indicators) Conference

Planning is well underway for the second ISCI conference on the topic of child social indicators and child well-being. The conference is being hosted at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta campus.
The ISCI conference will be structured around these themes:
Theoretical, conceptual, and empirical issues in the development of child indicators
Measurement issues at levels of individual, family, community, and globally
Diversity as a challenge to the construction and implementation of indicators

There will be expert speakers from a range of backgrounds, contributed papers, and opportunities for dialogue and networking. A one-day symposium of the Social Justice and Social Change Research Centre will be held on November 3. Plans for "Children As Experts in Their Own Lives: Child Inclusive Research" include hearing from children and others on the topic of child research in plenary and panel sessions and in contributed papers. Calls for abstracts for contributed papers for the ISCI conference and the symposium will be publicized in the near future.

For further information
Please find information in the regularly published newsletter of ISCI.
You can subscribe on: http://www.childindicators.org/


Ankara (Turkey), 2 - 13 November 2009

IX International training course on sexual and reproductive health of adolescents/ young people


The course, which is organized by the International Children's Center in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is designed to build the capacity of health professionals and programme managers working in ministries, universities, social centres and NGOs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. This year, a total of 25 candidates from these regions will be considered for training in various topics related to the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth.

Selection of Participants
Participants will be selected to represent a diverse and interactive group with a range of experience, educational backgrounds and specialisms working particularly in the field of sexual and reproductive health of adolescents/young people in the regions of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The goal is to enhance dissemination of information and help the efforts in spreading youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services in the region.

Deadline for applications is June 30, 2009

Download the application form here .

For more information, contact:
International Children's Center (ICC)
Email: icc@icc.org.tr
Tel: +90 312 290 23 66
Fax: +90 312 290 69 29
Fax : +90 312 266 46 78


october


Bregenz (Austria) , 22-24 October 2009

Internationales Symposium - Kindheit und Gesellschaft III/International Symposium on Childhood and Society


This international symposium , organized by Welt der Kinder, will focus on participation through different workshop on different topic connected with participation (good practices, recognition, etc…).

Contact person:
Mag. Carmen Feuchtner
Welt der Kinder
Anton Schneider Straße 28
6900 Bregenz
+43 664 222 0131

More information at: www.weltderkinder.at


Istanbul (Turkey) 15-16 October 2009

IV UCW Seminar on child labour, education and youth employment.

UCW (Understanding Children's Work) Program and University of Galatasaray are organizing a two-day seminar to present recent research on child labour and its linkages with educational and youth employment outcomes. The seminar will also aim at identifying key information gaps relating to these themes, thereby helping to guide future research efforts. Therefore, a call for papers has been opened for presentation at the seminar regarding the following themes: 1) Determinants of child labour and education; 2) Link between child labour and education; 3) Impact of child labour involvement on youth employment outcomes; 4) Labour market entry processes and school-to-work transitions. Papers with a geographical focus on Middle-East are particularly encouraged.

Contact:
nihan koseleci: nkoseleci@ucw-project.org
gabriella breglia: gbreglia@ucw-project.org

More information on the website:
http://www.ucw-project.org/


Munich, German Youth Institute 9 – 10 October, 2009

International Conference and Annual Meeting of the "Sociology of Childhood" Section of the German Sociological Association

The conference will debate the following topics:

Childhood in Europe – European childhood : impacts of the European Union decisions on the conditions of children; changes in national patterns of childhood; changes related to regulations of the European unification process (e.g. with regard to children's participation in different social spheres such as organized education, art, economy/consumption, media, political participation, etc.).

Child policies in Europe - European child policies : importance and scope given to children's and adolescents' politics in the general frame of European politics; implementation of child related regulations and decisions of the European Union; influence of national politics on European decisions.

Semantics and discourses of childhood in Europe – European childhood semantics : discourses and semantics of a "good childhood" emerged on the national and European level recently and their conceptualisation at normative level; discussions and assesemnets of differences in education, strata, participation, child rights, health and family; interpretation of cultural differences in childhood and family life.

Programme :
http://www.kindheitssoziologie.org/?page_id=49

Registration :
http://www.kindheitssoziologie.org/wp-content/anmeldung_europeanchildhoods.pdf

Contacts :
Doris Bühler-Niederberger
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Gaußstr. 20
D-42097 Wuppertal
Tel. 0202/439-2283
Fax (priv.): 0211/4982754
Email: buehler@uni-wuppertal.de

september


Budapest (Hungary), 24-25 September 2009

European Forum on Street Children 2009: "Migration of unaccompanied children: the increasing challenge to a Social EU. The origin countries in Central and Eastern Europe after the first years of EU membership". Conference.

The European dimension of the phenomenon of street children and the migration of unaccompanied minors are increasing more and more and requires a joint policy action of a trans-national nature. As has been highlighted in the EFSC workshop on street children held in Brussels on the 5-6th of May 2008, street children are increasingly migrating from new Member States to old Member States, whereas New Member States are faced with the challenge of street children of third country origin.
The social aspects of migration, including the migration of children, are being increasingly thematised in EU policies, and they are a key aspect of the Issue Paper for building an EU strategy on the rights of the child. Still, it entails new challenges for both new and old member states, relating in particular to overcoming the gap in the access and quality of services for children at risk and street children.
Target Group : Representatives from EFSC member organizations in the Central and Eastern European Member states Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Representatives from national governments of these countries, EU institutions, NGOs, welfare associations, universities, national, regional and local authorities

For further information, visit the EFST website: http://www.efsc-eu.org/


Lisbon, Portugal, Sep 2, 2009 - Sep 5, 2009

ESA Research Network – Sociology of Children and Childhood- 9th European Sociological Association Conference


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.

More information are available at the conference website: www.esa9thconference.com

august

Strasbourg – France, 26/29 August 2009

XIX EECERA (European Early Childhood Education Research Association) ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Diversities in Early Childhood Education

Children face various educating patterns, even in their own family. Between their birth and ages 6-7, they will be in touch with various systems and structures where they may meet
adults with different education, culture or status. They will also be confronted with various images and medias, many of them having clearly educative purpose.
Moreover, if there is an already marked diversity at the level of the child, this diversity is even more important on the national level and in the range of people working in care or education facilities: diversities linked with migrations, language, culture, religious diversities, diversities linked with social situations and poverty, to disability or illness, to gender.
On a European level, this diversity appears not only in cultures and languages, but also in care and education facilities and in public policies.
These diversities are both an opportunity and a challenge, a food for thought and action. It becomes necessary to understand the tensions existing between the various policies, theories and implementations through the eyes of the rights of all children and the recognition of their identity and the links with their family. The major purpose of this conference is to explore these multiple diversities in Europe and beyond, taking into account the various approaches of research itself, regarding methods, theories and paradigms implemented.

Call for proposals
Conference participants are invited to send proposals that correspond to the conference theme and strands. For further information see the website www.lefuret.org

Registration
Please register electronically through the conference website : www.lefuret.org

Information and Contact:
Association le Furet
6 quai de Paris
67000 Strasbourg
e-mail : contact@lefuret.org
tél : 00 33 (0) 03 88 21 96 62


Halifax (Canada) 23 – 26 August 2009, World Trade and Convention Centre

5th World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights

The 5th World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights brings into congress again judges, lawyers, legislators, policy makers, mental health professionals and all those associated with the domestic and international recognition of innate rights. They come together to share knowledge to develop policy, to identify injustice and to seek solutions which are both achievable and lasting. The Congress is an instrument of not only the mutual education of its participants but also an instrument of public education and for shaping public opinion and action.

Contact and information:
CONGRESS SECRETARIAT
International Conference Services Ltd.
Suite 2101 – 1177 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC Canada V6E 2K3
Phone +1 604 681 2153 • Fax +1 604 681 1049

To download the official brochure :
http://www.crin.org/docs/HalifaxRegistration_Brochure.pdf

july

Stockholm, Sweden 6-7 July 2009

11th Annual EU- NGO Forum on Human Rights

The incoming Swedish Presidency of the European Union and the European Commission are organizing this 11th Annual EU-NGO Forum, bringing together delegates from non-governmental organizations, international organizations, EU Member States and European Institutions.
The 2009 Forum will be dedicated to child rights with a special focus on violence against children , a priority for the Swedish Presidency and relevant, since the international community celebrates the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the UN convention on the Rights of the Child this year.

Website : www.humanrightsngoforum.eu
Contacts : 11ngoforum@humanrightsngoforum.eu
Tel: +32 4 344 15 62

june

London (UK), 11th and 12th June 2009

Easier Said Than Done: 20 years of children's rights between law and practice

Location : Institute of Child Health- UCL ; 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH

This conference marks the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and seeks to: evaluate theory and practice; assess the value of the CRC on the ground; devise multifaceted approaches to meet new challenges. By sharing experiences among international organisations, lawyers, policy-makers, academics, experts, practitioners, and professionals working with children, it aims to identify greater synergies between all players and reach recommendations for more responsive implementation measures.

Contacts and information:
Enquiries and registration forms should be addressed to Troy.Rutt@sas.ac.uk
Further information is available at: http://commonwealth.sas.ac.uk/childrensrights.htm

may

Castellon (Spain), 14- 15 May, 2009

First International Congress of Young Global Leaders for Peace

The aim of the conference, organized by the Fundación Tierra de Hombres together with the Fundación por la Cooperación con Benín and Fundación por la Justicia, is to promote, inform and educate youth on the present situation of constant child rights violations everywhere in the world, and possible ways to change this situation. At the same time we intend to put in practice in our congress "the children's right of participation", taken down in the UN-CRC, as teenagers and young adults will have the opportunity to give their opinion and discuss about critical problems like child soldiers, child labour exploitation or child prostitution. It will draw together young practitioners, representatives from NGOs and academics at international level. Twelve young people with deep-rooted positive values, who already act as global leaders, will pass on their vital experience to the 200 participants, and will share how they themselves decided to change this situation of injustice.
After these presentations working groups will be formed to reflect critically on the causes of this serious violation of children's rights and possible ways to restore these violated rights and to raise awareness in society. On the basis of the conclusions drawn during the working group activities we will formulate general recommendations which will be presented to international organisations and several NGOs which develop activities related to this topic.

There is no conference fee, but there is a limited number of seats. Accommodation, meals and travel costs are at the expense of the participants.

Contacts
at cumbre@stopaltrafico.org . For more information please visit www.stopaltrafico.org/cumbre
Deadline for registration: 30th April 2009


Addis Abeba – Ethiopia, 4- 6 May 2009

VI African Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Argument
The International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) is partnering with ANPPCAN chapters and the Africa-wide Movement for Children to bring you the VIth African Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect with Focus on Early Childhood Development and Education. The Conference will serve as a forum for children, parents, teachers, educators, administrators, child care providers, policymakers and all concerned to:

  • Share experiences and evidence-based practices in early childhood care and education
  • Share information to guide positive policy and intervention programme development on early childhood development and education
  • Examine challenges and opportunities for early childhood development and education practices in Africa
  • Explore opportunities for cross-sectoral cooperation in regard to early childhood development and education

Contact
Conference Secretariat
ANPPCAN-Ethiopia
P.O. Box 34359
Phone: +251-115505202
Fax: +251-115539757
Email: anppcanconference@ethionet.et , anppcan-eth@ethionet.et
Website: www.anppcan-eth.org.et

april

Liverpool (UK) 20 -22 April 2009

"Children and the European Union: Legal, Political and Research Perspectives"

Argument:
The Centre for the Study of the Child, the Family and the Law at the Liverpool Law School in partnership with the European Children's Network( EURONET), is organizing the first critical multidisciplinary conference to assess children's rights and welfare at EU level. Three broad themes will be addressed from a children's rights perspective in particular the value of and basis for the EU's children's rights Strategy, a critical look at the achievements of the EU in advancing children's rights and a planning for the future.
The conference will also debate the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the status of children and the extent to which this paves the way for a more strategic and robust EU children's rights agenda.

Programme: www.liv.ac.uk/law/cscfl/children/Programme.htm
Registration: www.liv.ac.uk/law/cscfl/children/Registration.htm

Contact
Centre for the Study of the Child, the Family and the Law ( CSCFL)
Liverpool Law School
Chatham Street
Liverpool
L69 7ZS
Tel: +44(0)151 7942303
Fax: +44(0)151 7942884
E-mail: lucie.barnes@liv.ac.uk
Website: www.liv.ac.uk/law/cscfl/children/index.htm


Prague – Czech Republic, 6-7 April 2009

Conference : "Child Friendly Europe"

The aim of the Child-Friendly Europe conference, held by the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, is to deal with selected aspects of contemporary life which significantly affect the quality of life enjoyed by children and the conditions required for their healthy, harmonious development. In keeping with the parental care priorities of the Czech Presidency, the conference wishes to draw attention to the essential support for positive parenthood, which is a basic parental social skill and helps shape the personal identity of children, their self-confidence, and attitudes to life and other people that will be key factors in determining their quality of life and the quality of life enjoyed by their loved ones. This concept links up with the priority of protecting children against all forms of violence.
The first part of the conference will address the issues of the media and children, with a presentation of the results of reputable studies and proposals to protect children by means of a rating system for television programs. This panel will be complemented by information on enhancing the protection of children in contact with new technologies.
The third part focuses on human rights education, paving the way for an understanding of rights, respect for rights, and the participation of children. The conference will highlight the need for the human rights education of parents, teachers, other professionals and the general public. The program will be complemented by a workshop taking the form of a practical example of the human rights education curriculum at the Teacher Training College, which trains nursery-school teachers.
The Preparatory Committee of the Child-Friendly Europe conference is convinced that the conference will provide a new angle on certain issues of children's rights and will lay the foundations of respect, as a matter of principle, for the interests of children in the building of a child-friendly Europe.

Program and information on the conference's websit http://www.eu2009.cz/event/1/440/

march

London (UK), 27 March 2009

PICUM – Platform for international cooperation on undocumented migrants

CLANDESTINO PROJECT Workshop
"Understanding Irregular Migration in Northern Europe"

This workshop, organized within the framework of the CLANDESTINO project, will present the main findings regarding irregular migration in selected EU countries, namely: Netherlands, UK, Germany, France and Austria. The event will enable participants to compare approaches on similar issues and exchange opinions on possible policy alternatives concerning some Northern European countries that share common features as regards undocumented migration. Workshops will address various themes such as the presence of undocumented migrants in the labour market, regularization policies concerning undocumented migrants, access to public services (e.g. health care, housing, education), and media and political discourse.

Program and registration form: www.picum.org


Toledo, Spain – 12, 13 March 2009

Conference on the Protection of Children in European Justice Systems


In line with its adopted Strategy "Building a Europe for and with children", the Council of Europe is continuing its action to promote children's rights and to protect children from harm. A high-level conference on the Protection of Children in European Justice Systems will be organised by the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice of Spain, in Toledo on 12-13 March 2009. Three workshops will be held, focusing on combating violence against children through a more efficient legal framework, the role of the private sector in the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse of children, and the development of a child friendly justice system.

Programme Registration

Contact

in Strasbourg:
Ms Dominique WULFRAN, Council of Europe, Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal
Affairs, Law Reform Department, Strasbourg, France
Tel: +33 3 90 21 50 35
Fax: +33 3 88 41 27 94
E-mail: dominique.wulfran@coe.int

in Spain:
Ms Paz PALMERO, Advisor for International Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 (654) 24 37 25
E-mail: paz.palmero@mjusticia.es
Ms Mercedes del PORTILLO, Siasa Congressos, S.A., Paeso de la Habana, 134, 28036 MADRID
Tel: +34 91 457 48 91 / Mobile : +34 649 43 40 77
Fax: +34 91 458 10 88
E-mail: mportillo@siasa.es

february

Brussels (Belgium), 12 February 2009

"Eradicating child poverty: the role of the European Union"

Argument:
Is any level of child poverty acceptable in a developed economy? In the world's largest economic block, the European Union, some 19% of children under the age of 18 live at risk of poverty. Investing in children is not only a moral obligation, it is also an economic imperative.
This round table brings together experts, politicians, government officials and NGOs to discuss the action needed at EU level to drive this agenda forward. Although the EU's Open Method of Coordination on Social Inclusion and Social Protection has achieved greater political recognition of the challenge of child poverty, there has been little impact on actual poverty levels in member states. Looking beyond 2010 and the renewal of the Lisbon agenda, we ask how the EU can support member states increase investment and implement reform to improve children's well-being and future chances.

Programme and registration form: www.eurochild.org/?id=182
Deadline for registration is 2nd February

Contact
Eurochild AISBL
1-2 Avenue des Arts
B - 1210 Bruxelles (St Josse ten Noode)
Tel: +32 2 511 70 83
Fax : +32 2 511 72 89
E-mail : contact@eurochild.org
Website: www.eurochild.org


Prague - Czech Republic, 5-6 February 2009

Conference on Parental Childcare and Employment Policy

The meeting of Family Affairs Ministers will be followed by a Presidency conference on parental childcare and employment policy.
The Czech Presidency aims to strengthen the perception of domestic parental care of small children as a form of employment in its own right. Besides Minister Petr Nečas and European Commissioner Vladimír Špidla several other figures of political and academic life will participate in the thematic conference.

Contact:
Jana Říhová, spokesperson for the Presidency
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic
tel.: +420 221 922 249, GSM: +420 725 761 147
e-mail: jana.rihova@mpsv.cz
www.mpsv.cz


Hyères les Palmiers (France) , 5-6 February 2009

"New families identity, New myths, New rites, Birth, Adolescence, Generational passages. Challenge for family therapy and institutions"

Argument
The meeting will focus on the current transformations in the psychological and social representation of individual, couple and family, which are decomposing the concepts of family identity and generational passages.
With the contemporary reorganisations of family system, identity of individual and family has been constructing once againg day by day. Old myths and new beliefs are creating new identities in the social life, putting into question the future of becoming parent, that is to say, future father and mother, so as the meanings of being sister and brother.
New issues are coming out, as for example the place of a baby in the family founded with medically assisted procreations, the matter of migrants' families, with their identities' breaks, the cultural melting pot in the families and so on.
All that brings to a challenge for the psychoanalytic therapists of couple, group and family. Link is unclaimed. During the opportunity of the event, it will be discussed about the clinical approach of links in crisis. In the multiplicity of existing practices, it questions the network of the different dealers and institutions of the medical and psycho-social field.

Programme: http://efpp.org/

Contact:
Information and Registration
Bruno MANUEL
18, avenue du petit bosquet - Bât. A - 13012 Marseille
Telephone: 06 60 99 59 47
Email: manuel.bruno@aliceadsl.fr
website: http://efpp.org/

january

Brussels (Belgium) 22-23 January 2009

"Undocumented Children in Europe: Invisible Victims of Immigration Restrictions"

Argument
PICUM, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, will hold an International Conference within the framework of the European project entitled "Fighting discrimination-based violence against undocumented children in Europe. "This project focuses on violence against undocumented children in the areas of health care, housing, and education in nine EU member states: Belgium, France, Hungary, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK.

The conference will investigate the specific situations of undocumented children in Europe and how control policies directed against irregular migration affect them. The conference will also look into the needs and problems that undocumented children face in Europe when trying to access their basic social rights. The conference will enable participants to share experiences and good practices regarding the provision of protection to undocumented children.

Programme and registration: www.picum.org

Contact
PICUM - Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants
Luca Bicocchi (Project Officer)
Michele LeVoy (Director)
Gaucheretstraat 164 1030
Brussels Belgium
tel. +32/2/274.14.58
fax +32/2/274.14.48
email: administration@picum.org
Website: http://www.picum.org/

 

 

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