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Provisional programme for IFCO2014 announced
12.08.2014
We are delighted to announce the provisional programme for IFCO 2014 European Conference. The conference entitled “Ensuring the Rights of the Child, and Family-Centered Services” will take place on 26-29 August 2014 in Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. You can view the provisional...
Deadlines extended: last chance to secure your place for IFCO2014
09.08.2014
IFCO 2014 European Conference, which takes place on 26-29 August 2014 in Waterford City, Ireland, has extended its deadlines for registration. The last chance to secure your delegate's place along with accommodation discounts and transfer to/from the airport is 15th August 2014.
The 2014 Annual General Meeting of FCOI / IFCO
06.08.2014
The FCOI / IFCO Annual General Meeting will be held at the Waterford Institute of Technology (Main Auditorium, WIT Main Campus) in Waterford City, Ireland at 17.45 on Wednesday, 27th August 2014. Registered UK Charity: 1081324Member EurochildMember NGO Group for the UN CRCUnited Nations ECOSOC...
First confirmed speakers announced for IFCO2014 in Ireland
07.07.2014
We are delighted to announce the first speakers who have confirmed to speak and present at the IFCO 2014 European Conference. The list of the confirmed speakers, among others, include:
Formal Notice of FCOI / IFCO's Annual General Meeting
20.06.2014
The Annual General Meeting of FCOI / IFCO will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 5.45 pm at the IFCO 2014 European Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland. There are no elections this year - please send motions / items for the agenda to president@ifco.info by July...
Master of Advanced Studies in Children's Rights: Call for applicants (2015-2016)
18.06.2014
An interdisciplinary part-time two-year postgraduate programme in children's rights will be organised by the University of Geneva, in continuation of the MCR Programme which has been organized between 2003 and 2014 by the University Institute Kurt Bösch (IUKB) and the University of Fribourg,...
IFCO Pat Whelan Youth Fund offers conference discounts for care leavers
05.06.2014
IFCO, through the IFCO Pat Whelan Youth Fund, affirms its commitment to youth in care and care leavers by financially supporting them to enable youth to attend IFCO events. Financial cost is a considerable and large barrier to both youth in care and care leavers. We believe the experience of...
Final days to submit your papers for IFCO 2014 European Conference
20.05.2014
23 May 2014 is the deadline to send in paper proposals for IFCO 2014 European Conference organised by the International Foster Care Organisation. The event is held on 26-29 August 2014 in Waterford City, Ireland under the theme “Ensuring the Rights of the Child, and Family-based Services”.

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