2nd Children’s Rights Research Symposium

2nd Children’s Rights Research Symposium 

October 2014 

University College Cork 


The emphasis is on a community of researchers (senior and junior) working together to further children's rights. Some sessions are aimed at inspiring through sharing/developing research: possibilities include sharing research on one of the general principles of the CRC or opening space for deliberation on an under-developed area of children's rights/topical issue (for example, decision-making towards the post 2015 development agenda). Other sessions are aimed at supporting more junior researchers through opening spaces for skills development (presenting and chairing) and substantive reflections (from all). 


17 OCTOBER 2014 

09:30 - Opening Plenary 

Prof Ursula Kilkelly and early career researcher 

10:00 - Plenary I 

Early Career Researchers I. 

Supporting junior researchers developing chairing and presenting skills (through doing); and deepening doctoral research through substantive reflections (from junior and senior researchers) 

11:30 - Refreshments 

12:00 - Thematic Working Groups 

Developing thematic support networks: opening safe spaces for questions between senior and junior researchers. Small group of researchers (junior and senior); pre-selected by research focus; prepared questions by doctoral candidate (substantive, methodological etc.). 

13:00 - Lunch 

14:00 - Plenary II 

Early Career Researchers II 

16:00 – Refreshments 

16:30 – Closing Plenary 

The way forward 

The third doctoral symposium (proposed host, focuses, methods etc.) and/or other, for example, agreeing research plans to contribute to post-2015 development agenda

The link to the event: [not available]


Children’s Rights European Academic Network (CREAN)
c/o Centre for Children’s Rights Studies
University of Geneva, Valais Campus
Chemin de l’Institut 18
CH – 1967 Bramois (Sion)

Tel. +41 (0)27 205 73 06