24th Sept, 1pm-2.30pm

Attendance is Free (but numbers are restricted to facilitate discussion)


There are many unique aspects of working with children and young people in migration* - how are those ways of working being disrupted, challenged or facilitated during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?

The CRN Special Interest Group for Child and Youth Migration invites fellow researchers and practitioners (including youth workers, teachers, social (care) workers, NGO staff, volunteers, etc.) working directly with children and youth in migration to join us for this peer-to-peer discussion.

Discussion points will include:

  • How are our ways of maintaining and establishing relationships being affected by the pandemic?
  • How are we adapting our work?
  • How are we planning for the future?

We will tailor the discussion to attendees' interests - so please be sure to let us know when you register.

​In order to facilitate discussion, we have restricted the number of attendees, be sure to secure your place early.


(Zoom link will be sent to all registrants on the morning of the session)

*The SIG understands children and young people in migration in broad terms, including (but not limited to) migrant, displaced, asylum-seeking, refugee, 1.5 / 2nd generation, and Roma, children and youth. Recognising the need to gain a greater picture on the situation of young people in all areas of: education/training, social inclusion & health & wellbeing, the SIG adopts the European Commission’s definition on youth which includes individuals up until 30 years of age following youth indicators established by the commission’s ad-hoc expert group in January 2010. Please note, to protect confidentiality and facilitate open discussion, this session will NOT be recorded. In any social media communications, participants are encouraged to speak to their own experiences and reflections on the topics under discussion, and be mindful not to mention anything that could easily identify a specific person, or organisation.

About the CRN Special Interest Group for Child and Youth Migration

Formed in October 2019, the Child and Youth Migration Special Interest Group (CYMSIG) of the Children’s Research Network provides a platform for people working on or interested in related research, evidence-informed practice and policy to build networks, share information, and promote best practice on all matters related to child and youth migration. Membership is made up of members of CRN and represent a range of sectors, including academia / independent research; NGOs; government/statutory bodies; community, voluntary and social enterprise entities; service providers.

The CYMSIG welcomes into its membership anyone working on or interested in research, evidence-informed practice and policy on matters related to child and youth migration.

For more information, see the CYMSIG page on the CRN website

About the Children’s Research Network

The Children’s Research Network (CRN) supports and connects a broad range of professionals with an interest in research and evidence-based policy and practice to better understand and improve the lives of children and families across the island of Ireland.

Membership benefits

  • Gain insights into developments in research, practice and policy through our workshops, seminars and conferences
  • Build your networks and develop your profile
  • Publish and disseminate your research
  • Enjoy CRN member access to events and networking opportunities at CRN’s host organisation, Trinity Research in Childhood Centre.

See: www.childrensresearchnetwork.org

Annual membership fees**

Student / unwaged €15/~£13*

Part-time employed / retired €25/~£23*

Full-time employed €30/~£28*

*approximate GBP conversion

Become a member

Children's Research Network is hosted by Trinity Research in Childhood Centre, Trinity College Dublin. www.tcd.ie/tricc