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Global & European Trends of Deinstitutionalisation for Children / 17th German Child & Welfare Congress


19 May 2021 17:30 to 19:00




Global Europe

Event Description

This expert forum is a part of the 17th German Child and Youth Welfare Congress (18-20 May) whose mission is to address needs and challenges of children and young people the under-27 age group.

Register now and subscribe to our session. After registering to the conference, click on Congress, look for our webinar and click Subscribe. Registration closes 15 mins before the event. Eurochild forum will be interpreted into German.

This expert forum aims to provide a space for leading experts and practitioners to discuss developments towards family-based care and reflect on researches, experiences and practices in the EU and globally. Taking into account that deinstitutionalisation is one of the funding priorities of the EU funds 2021-27 for all Member States. Moreover, the European Child Guarantee Recommendation will address the needs of children in adversity. 


Ø  Charles H. Zeanah, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, New Orleans University, USA;

Ø  Galina Markova, Know-how Centre for Alternative Care for Children, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria;

Ø  Katarina Ivanković-Knežević, Director for Social Affairs & Inclusion, DG EMPL, the European Commission;

Ø  Benjamin Strahl, University of Hildesheim, Institute for Social Pedagogy and Organizational Studies, Germany;

Ø  Carolin Ehlke University of Hildesheim, Institute for Social Pedagogy and Organizational Studies, Germany;

Ø  Katharina Höffken, a member of Careleaver e. V. and social worker, Germany.


Ø  Jana Hainsworth, Secretary General, Eurochild, Belgium;

Ø  Justin Rogers, CEO, Martin James Foundation, the UK.