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The deadline for abstract submissions is the 28th of February 2021

Abstracts are now being sought for presentation at the

3rd International Young Carers Conference,
“Identify, Support, Listen to young carers”.


The key conference themes/sub-themes:

Let’s ensure that young carers are no longer invisible

  • Cultural/family expectations around caring and their influence on (self)-identification of young carers
  • Reaching out to young carers and, in particular, hidden/forgotten groups (e.g. from migrant communities, LGBT, male young carers, siblings carers, rural young carers)
  • Raising awareness about young carers – among general public, professionals and policy makers
  • Breaking down barriers and empowering professionals so that they can identify young carers

Enabling young carers to reach their full potential

  • Assessing young carers’ needs and providing support tailored to individual needs
  • Addressing the specific challenges faced by young carers in transition to adulthood
  • Towards young carers’ friendly educational and/or employment systems
  • Supporting young carers’ (mental) health and wellbeing
  • Whole family, multi-stakeholder approaches to support young carers
  • Technology advancements for and with young carers
  • Support young carers in emergencies

Giving the floor to the experts by experience

  • Caring as a continuum ranging from caring about to caring for: personal stories of young carers/former young carers
  • Experiences of co-design of research and development work with young carers
  • Experiences of practitioners working directly with young carers

Submissions can focus on research, policy initiative, practice, legislation or an experience.

If your abstract does not fit into any of the above themes, we are open to submissions on innovative projects, policies and practices.

Abstracts should be presented and submitted in English.

We welcome abstract submissions from different categories of stakeholders, among which: researchers (including early researchers, masters and PhD students); professionals/managers from school, health, social care sectors; NGOs; young/young adult/former young carers; legislators and policy makers.

The Conference is international. Hence, we welcome abstracts from all regions in the world.

Reduced conference fees are envisaged for carers’ organisations, voluntary associations, non-governmental organisations, students and young carers.

We want to provide a creative space, so we can accommodate different formats of presentations:

  • Individual oral paper presentations part of a larger session (Time allocation: 15 minutes per paper)
  • Symposia (Time allocation: 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes)
  • Videos (Time allocation: 5 minutes for the video plus 10 minutes for discussion with the audience)

Guidelines for submission of abstracts are available here.

Click the link below when you are ready to submit your abstract.

Abstract submission

I would like to request a specific time for my presentation, is this possible?

We will certainly take your request into consideration and will do our best to accommodate it, but we can unfortunately not promise anything.

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When wil I be notified if my abstract is accepted?

Before summer break 2020

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When will the program be ready?

The program will be completed gradually but a draft version will be available in spring 2020.

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Should the presentation be sent in advance?

You will be asked to send the presentation in advance according to the instructions for presentations and bring the presentation with you on a USB on the presenting day. The host of the seminar will help with any technical issues.

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Does the conference registration include all meals?

The conference fee include all the meals during the conference except for the conference dinner.

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Will there be time for questions from the audience after the 15 minutes presentation?

Question from the audience will have to be included in the 15 minutes.

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