Call for Abstracts: Navigating the Future: A Compass for Youth Policy and Practice

Date Released: 25 January 2022

Navigating the Future: A Compass for Youth Policy and Practice 

 UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre 

  10th Biennial International Conference 9-10th June 2022

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 Call for Abstracts 

 Submission Deadline: March 7th 2022

This conference welcomes proposals from delegates for presentations in parallel sessions, posters and workshops.  Abstracts are invited from the practice, policy, research and academic communities in relation to the conference themes, which are as follows: 

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Relationships and belonging
  • Youth participation, civic engagement and activism
  • Technology
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Youth and / or family work

Although we are calling for contributions on these themes, other relevant topics are welcome. All submissions must reflect the overarching theme of the conference and focus on the experiences of youth and implications for policy and practice. Abstracts must be submitted by March 7th 2022 and will only be accepted if completed using the template provided. Further details on presentation types and timelines can be found on this template. We are seeking a variety of presentation formats, to include paper presentations, posters and interactive workshops. 

Abstracts will undergo a peer-reviewed process with successful applicants notified by April 1st, 2022.  Please note that all presenters are required to register for their attendance at the conference.

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Important Dates:

Deadline abstract submission 

March 7th, 2022 at 5pm

Notification of Abstract Acceptance 

April 1st, 2022 

End of registration at a reduced fee 

April 11th, 2022