The theme of “Pathways: A lifelong understanding of education, trauma, intervention and success” chosen for the IFCO 2016 European Conference invites workshop ideas, plenary topics and attendees who envision foster care, and indeed, all alternative care as the holistic system that IFCO promotes.
The aim of the conference is to create an equal platform for all stakeholders including foster parents, foster families, children in foster care, care leavers, birth families, social workers, professionals, academics, policy makers and all who are interested in family-based care to share and understand their role and responsibilities in supporting children in care and care leavers.
IFCO 2016 European Conference call for papers is now closed. We would like to thank everyone for your interest!
Those who submitted papers will be notified regarding their acceptance before 30th June. If your paper has been accepted, you will need to register for the conference before 31 July 2016 to be eligible to present. If your paper has not been accepted, we still encourage you to attend the conference.
To register please see the registration tab or click here.
The conference will start on 1 September 2016 with registration and the IFCO Opening Ceremony. It will be followed by three days of plenary sessions and workshops starting at 9am and finishing at 5.30pm. On top of the Adult programme, IFCO 2016 includes two youth programme tracks focusing on self-advocacy and empowerment of the care-leavers.
There will also be a complimenting dynamic social programme organized, including a Conference Gala Dinner on Saturday, 3d September 2016, traditional IFCO Silent Auction and the IFCO Members Networking event on the last day of the conference.