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Master of Advanced Studies in Children's Rights: Call for applicants (2015-2016)
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
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
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”.
IFCO partners with IFCA and WIT for the European Conference in Ireland
With IFCO2014 conference dates fast approaching, International Foster Care Organisation is pleased to announce partnerships with Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and Irish Foster Care Association (IFCA) to ensure the global fostering community will enjoy conference experience in Waterford...
‘Why we Care’ - National Conference by the Irish Foster Care Association in November 2014
The Irish Foster Care Association is holding the National Conference on 14-17 November 2014 in Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield, Co. Meath, Ireland.  The theme of the conference is ‘Why we Care’. The Conference will be attended by general/relative carers, social workers, academics and others involved...
IFCO 2014 Ireland: deadlines for papers extended
Due to numerous requests, we have extended the deadlines for papers and early bird registration. The call for papers submission deadline has been extended to Friday, 23 May 2014. Early bird registration deadline has been extended until Monday, 30 June 2014. The extension provides an extra time to...
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14 April - UN CRC Children's Complaints Mechanism to Enter into Force
A children’s rights complaints mechanism at the UN has been a long time in the making. Almost 25 years have passed since the Convention on the Rights of the Child entered into force, and nearly every country in the world has now accepted its duty to respect and uphold children’s international human...
IFCO 2014 Ireland is now calling for papers
On 17 March 2014 registration for IFCO 2014 European Conference has been re-opened. Waterford City in Ireland has become an alternative location for the conference, following cancellation of the event in Kyiv, Ukraine - previously announced as IFCO 2014 hosts - due to current political and social...