Past Events

7 March 2014 - 8 March 2014
The Postgraduate Conference of the SAI will be held at National University of Ireland, Galway on March 7th and 8th 2014. This will be an open conference with no prescribed theme. The focus will be on high quality papers and presentations from postgraduate students in the social sciences with time for lively discussion and debate, and also time for people to meet, enjoy themselves and share ideas about research opportunities.
10 December 2013
The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre in association with the M.A. in Social Work Programme hosted the 11th Child and Family Welfare Network Event titled ‘Interfacing Family Support and Child Protection in New System Development: An International Dialogue’, in the Aula Maxima, Quandrangle, NUI Galway at 6.00 pm on the evening of Tuesday, 10th December.
6 December 2013
The PhD in Child and Youth Research Programme, NUI Galway and Trinity College Dublin are delighted to host a Public Lecture on: 'What we have learnt from the My World Survey on youth mental health: What helps - What hurts', by Dr. Barbara Dooley and Dr. Amanda Fitzgerald, University College Dublinto. The lecture will be held in O’Tnuathail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway at 6.00 p.m. on the evening of Friday, 6th December.
26 November 2013
Galway City Partnership and National University of Ireland, Galway would like to invite you to Knowledge Exchange Workshop. The workshop will bring together community and voluntary organisations and the university to discuss how community-university partnerships can work together to support advocacy initiatives.
16 October 2013 - 19 October 2013
Three graduates of the MA in Family Support programme run by the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre will be making a joint presentation at the upcoming Global Gathering for Early Childhood conference in Dublin in October. Joanne Doherty, Marie Gibbons and Sheila Garrity will share their findings from their MA thesis on the role of Early Years services as an effective family support entitled "Children thrive when families thrive", research perspectives promoting a Family Support approach to Early Years provision in the West of Ireland.
18 September 2013
‘Parenting Teenagers, the Highs and Lows’, an information evening for parents on ‘How best to get on with your teen’will take place on Wednesday, 18th September at 7.30pm in the Salthill Hotel.
27 June 2013
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Organisation for African Unity/African Union NUI Galway and the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre recently hosted a Public Lecture by Professor Pat Dolan, UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement, entitled “Connecting Young People: Youth Leadership and Non-formal Education Partnerships in Africa and Ireland” with contribution from Alan Kerins and His Excellency, Felix Yusufu Pwol, Nigerian Ambassador and hosted by Dr Brian Hughes, Dean of International Affairs, NUI Galway.
13 June 2013 - 14 June 2013
The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre was delighted to host its 6th Biennial International Conference on Engagement and Participation in Family Support on 13th & 14th June 2013 in the Engineering Building at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
18 May 2013
The School of Law and the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUIG in association with the Irish Centre for International Family Mediation cordially invites you to a Conference on Mediation in Cases of International Family Conflict and Child Abduction on Saturday, 18th May at 10.00am in the AM200, Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway.
7 May 2013
On 7 May 2013, Eurochild, in cooperation with the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, organised a round table debate on Family and Parenting Support in Challenging Times.