2nd International Conference "Every Child has the Right to..."

29 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
Malmö, Sweden

The conference will challenge the international community to focus on the issues of children as next of kin and young carers. It aims to support society to take responsibility and actualize the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and, in particular, when a child has a family member who is seriously ill or has an addiction or mental illness or experiences bereavement in their family.

The aim of this conference is to strengthen collaboration between countries and different stake holders via inspiring collaborative policy, research and practice development work. The overall aim is to maximize children's health, well-being, development and education.

The key conference themes are:
  • Promoting health and well-being, social, socio-economic and public health perspective
  • Resilience, children’s strength and resources
  • Life opportunities, education and employment
  • Diversity and equality, migration
  • Evidence-based support, systematic follow-up and evaluation
  • Innovation and technology enabled care and support
  • A rights-based perspective, legal and ethical aspects of caring
  • Health and Social Care systems, collaboration



Organization:  NKa (Swedish Family Care Competence Centre) Linnaeus University, BarnsBeste (National Competence Network Norway), FORTE (Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare), the National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden, the National Board of Social Services in Denmark in co-operation with Eurocarers, Region Skåne, Malmö City and Region Jönköping County.

Contact: email

More information: on conference website