Galway School 2015 ‘Child Rights in Practice and Research’ - Realising children’s rights through empowering parents and families
The first edition of Galway School, organised by Eurochild, UNESCO Chairs Global Network, the Council of Europe and UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti, focuses on family and parenting support in the context of realising children’s rights, improving child well-being, alleviating child poverty and protecting children from violence including corporal punishment.16 country delegations participated in the event; each delegation included a practitioner, researcher and policy maker.
The presentations delivered by different experts, policy-makers and researchers at the Galway School are available below.
Click here for the programme of Galway School 2015 and read the biographies of the speakers and the country delegates.
- Andy Bilson, Emeritus Professor, University of Central Lancashire - Building an economic case for child centred family and parenting support
- Armando Barrientos, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester, UK - Integrating transfers and services to address child poverty: Human development programmes in middle-income countries
- Georgette Muheir, Chief Executive, Lumos - Follow the money: Using EC Structural Funds to end the institutionalisation of children in Bulgaria
- Prof. Lucía Jiménez (Universidad de Sevilla) & David Astiz Catalayud (Kamira) - How to ensure respect for children’s rights in family and parenting interventions targeted at children and families at risk?
- Lynn McDonald, Professor of Social Work Research - Building ‘The Village To Raise a Child’ Families and Schools Together (FAST)
- Maria Georghiu (Co-Founder of OvidiuRo) & Wolfgang Stuppert (Consultant) - Every Child in Pre-School: Results of an Impact Evaluation of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Romania
- Prof. Nevenka Zegarac, University of Belgrade, Serbia - Best interest of the child in family support
- Prof. Ninoslava Pećnik, University of Zagreb & Center for Parenting Support ‘Growing up Together’ Evaluating effectiveness of parenting support: on-going learning process
- Julie Bélanger, PhD, RAND Europe - Galway School 2015: Using evidence-based practiceto improve child policy
- Caroline Vink (Senior Adivser, Netherlands Youth Institute) & Bert Prinsen (Parenting Support & Health promotion specialist, Dutch Youth and Family Centres, The Netherlands) - Cost Effective parenting support in the Netherlands
- Dr. Dinesh Sethi , World Health Organization Europe - Video presentation of the programme 'Investing in Children: The European Child Maltreatment Prevention Action Plan
- Ivanka Shalapatova, State Agency for Child Protection, Plovdiv University and National Network for Children (For Our Children Foundation), The Best interest of the child session - Feedback from Bulgaria
- Dr.John Canavan, Associate Director UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Pluralist Evaluation for the Real Worlds of Intervention
- Aivita Putnina, Riga municipality, SOS Children Village Association, University of Latvia, Best interest of the child
- Marco Ius PhD,University of Padua & Monica Pedroni, Emilia Romagna Region, P.I.P.P.I. Programmeof Intervention to Prevent Institutionalization
- Julia Kuokkanen, Central Union for CHild Welfare Finland, Out of home care in Finland - Premises for high quality
- Comment paper, French delegation: Comment on the presentation “Building an economic case for child centred family and parenting support” by Andy Bilson at the Galway School 2015, by the French delegation (Flora Bolter, ONED; Bénédicte Jacquey-Vazquez, Apprentis d’Auteuil; Claude Martin,CNRS).