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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

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

Deadline for submissions: 28 February 2020

If you have any questions, please contact Annica Larsson Skoglund
tel: + 46 480 418024.

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