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The call for abstracts is now closed.

We have received many valuable abstracts for individual presentations and symposia. We have had to extend the programme, in order to respond to this incredible turnout!

We have received inputs from researchers, practitioners, policymakers, former or current young carers from 20 countries, including Canada, United States of America, Iceland, India and Japan.

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

Q&A for speakers

Will my presentation be live or pre-recorded?

The programme is a mix of live plenaries/keynote speeches and pre-recorded workshops and symposia.

The introduction to the session by the Chair, as well as the Q&A – moderated by the Chair- take place live.

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How do I pre-record my presentation?

You will be contacted by a technician, who will invite you to choose a date to virtually meet on Zoom with him and record the presentation.

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When do I have to pre-record my presentation?

Pre-recording starts on 15th March and ends 2 weeks before the start of the Conference. You can choose the date that suits you best in this timeframe.

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Should my presentation be sent in advance?

Yes, you will have to upload it before you record your presentation. You will receive detailed instructions from a technician in due time.

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My research’s findings will be available at a later stage. How can I pre-record my presentation?

You can choose the latest timeslot available (no later than two weeks before the Conference start).

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I submitted an abstract for a Symposium. Do I have to pre-record my input together with my colleagues?

You can choose. Either you and your colleagues are on the same Zoom call to pre-record the whole Symposium, or you book different timeslots and you have different Zoom calls.

Please note that if you want to pre-record the different presentations in different moments, you need to tell us ( asap the exact time allocation for each presentation part of your Symposium and you will have to carefully respect it.

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I submitted an abstract for an Individual presentation. Will there be time for interaction with the participants?

We will group 5 presentations for each session. Each presentation last 13 minutes. There will be 20 minutes at the end of the session for participants to ask questions.

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How will the interaction with the participants take place?

The Q&A takes place in real time. The participants can ask written questions via Sli.Do. The questions will be collected by the Chair of the session. The Chair will ask the questions written by the participants to the relevant speaker.

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Who will be the Chair of my session?

If you submitted an abstract for a Symposium, the Chair of your session has been chosen by you. If you submitted an abstract for an Individual presentation, the Organizing Committee and the Scientific Committee will choose a relevant Chair, to ensure that your session goes smoothly.

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The time zone of my country is not CET (Central European Time). How can I participate to the live part of the programme?

Please inform us asap about the time zone of the country where you are based. We will do our best to allocate to your input a suitable timeslot in the agenda.

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Last Updated on March 11, 2021

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