Social Innovations For Children And Youth: Research And Practice Łódź- Poland, Oct 20-21

The 4th edition of Neglected Childhood - Investing In Children international conference series

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS: Department of Applied Sociology and Social Work of the University of Lodz in cooperation with the Polish Committee of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)


Prof. Jo Moran-Ellis, University of Sussex
Prof. Lynda Walters, University of Georgia
Dr. Agata D’Addato, EUROCHILD
Mr. Julius op de Beke, European Commission, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Social Inclusion
Ms. Katarzyna Napiórkowska, Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Poland
Prof. Wielisława Warzywoda-Kruszyńska, University of Łódź
Prof. Marek Rymsza, University of Warsaw

The aim of this year’s edition is to continue the discussions on theoretical frameworks, research results, policy solutions and methods of professional work with children and youth in eight key dimensions: (1) children’s rights; (2) child poverty and social exclusion; (3) early years care and education; (4) family and parenting support; (5) child and youth participation; (6) children in alternative care; (7) migrant and refugee children; (8) children’s health.

The conference builds an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience between researchers, policy creators and practitioners representing disciplines and working fields such as sociology, economy, psychology, pedagogy, social policy, social work, medicine, and law constituting an international network of specialists working towards setting up innovative solutions to improve the well being of children and youth.

Conference results will be disseminated by local and national mass media coverage as well as in scientific publications. The call for papers in now open. Please submit your paper proposal using online registration form (click the link provided below). 


Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, Rewolucji 1905 r. street no 41, Łódź, Poland (


May 30th, 2016 – registration deadline (please fill in the registration form available here)

June 15th, 2016 – acceptance/rejection of the paper proposal

September 15th, 2016 – registration fee submission deadline)

You can contact the conference office (Paulina Bunio-Mroczek, Andrzej Kacprzak) by e-mail at

phone at 48 42 635-50-94.

Conference languages are Polish and English.


Workshop 1: Prevention strategies to young child abuse

Workshop 2: Children and youth risk behaviors prevention

Workshop 3: Kids’ Skills as a method of children support

Workshop 4: Children’s rights – aspects of implementation

Workshop 5: Mapping children's participation and what follows