Overview of the Children's Research Network Special Interest Group on Child and Youth Migration

We are exploring the feasibility of establishing a CRN Special Interest Group (SIG) for individuals across the island of Ireland, involved in or interested in the area of child/youth-centred research and evidence-informed policy and practice in relation to Child and Youth Migration.

Some potential activities the group could engage in:

  • Establish a platform for people working on or interested in research in evidence-informed practice and policy in this area to build networks and discuss their work
  • Identify research gaps and explore the better use of research evidence
  • Collaborate on specific research projects
  • Issue regular bulletins informing the wider interested community on events / publications and other updates from the sector
  • Develop and support existing efforts to promote Universities of Sanctuary and other actions to promote social inclusion
  • As part of a commitment to reciprocity, run outreach activities and events involving children and young people involved in or affected by migration, where feasible, appropriate and meaningful

Express your Interest and/or Attend our Inaugural Meeting

We invite anyone involved in related areas of Child and Youth Migration to become members of the Special Interest Group, e.g. academia / independent research; NGOs; government/statutory bodies; community, voluntary and social enterprise entities; service providers, etc.

While you do not have to be a member of the Children’s Research Network to attend the inaugural meeting, we do ask those who intend to participate going forward to become members (for an annual fee of €30/approx.£25; Part-time employed: €25/approx. £20; Student or Unwaged: €15/approx.£10).

Please indicate your interest in the group / preferred date & time for the inaugural meeting by 1st Oct 2019: Survey Monkey link

Decision on date of meeting will be made on or before 3rd Oct.

See below attachment for more information on the proposed Special Interest Group and Agenda for Inaugural Meeting

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