New Research Partnership to Tackle Key Educational and Societal Challenges

NUI Galway Conference to Highlight Changes in the Nature of Family and the Experience of Family Life

14th March 2019 UCFRC New Vacancy: Postdoctoral Researcher

February 23rd 2019, NUI Galway Study on Empathy, Social Values and Civic Behaviour Among Early Adolescents in Ireland

11 February 2019: Feasibility study on conducting longitudinal research on children in care published.

29th November 2018: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre 9th Biennial International Conference

8th November 2018, Applications now being accepted for Higher Diploma/MA in Family Support Studies, NUI Galway. September 2019 Enrollment.

22 October 2018, Results of Partnership Working to End the Global Institutionalisation of Children

11 October 2018, Mayor of the City of Galway, Councillor Niall McNelis & the UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement Professor Pat Dolan cordially invite you to the:“Dear President” Letters Launch

02 October 2018,UNESCO Chairs in Children and Youth and the Lumos Foundation: Supporting Families – Alternatives to Institutionalisation

26th September 2018,UNESCO Chairs in Children and Youth and the Lumos Foundation: Supporting Families – Alternatives to Institutionalisation

12th September 2018,NUI Galway Study Finds Significant Improvements in Tusla Child and Family Support Services

10th July 2018,Youth Researchers Present Their Work on the “YES Project”

5th July 2018, Report Launch "Big Brothers Big Sisters and Garda Youth Diversion Projects:Perspectives on a Preventative Intervention".

14th May 2018 “Reform in Cook County and Juvenile Justice” Ms Toni Preckwinkle, UNESCO International Honorary Biennial Lecture 2018 - Tuesday, 22 May 2018

16th April 2018 “Practice Research in Child Welfare Studies” International Summer School Monday 13th - Tuesday 14th August 2018

13th March 2018: Roscommon Children and Young People’s Services Committee launch the findings from extensive consultation process with children in the Roscommon Area

2nd February 2018: Engaging Urban Youth: Community, Citizenship and Democracy Workshop

1st February 2018: Youth Empathy Day

31st October 2017: 25th Anniversary of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme

28th October 2017: NUI Galway Publish Findings on Tusla’s Early Intervention Meitheal Programme

27th October 2017: UCFRC Youth Researcher presenting at the 10th UNESCO Youth Forum, Paris

24th October 2017: The Official Launch of the Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare

5th July 2017: 8th Biennial International Conference: Rediscovering Empathy; Values, Relationships and Practice in a Changing World (2017)

6th June 2017: Conference to Highlight the Necessity for Compulsory Empathy Education in Preventing Violent Extremism

30th May 2017: Deadline extended for Applications for the MA in Family Support Studies, The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway

15th May 2017: The launch of ‘The Evaluation of the Mol an Óige Common Sense Parenting Programme', Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo.

6th April 2017-Two new research projects at the UCFRC, Funded by the Irish Research Council, Tulsa, the Child and Family Agency and the Department of Children & Youth Affairs

1st February 2017- Congratulations to Ciara-Beth Ní Ghríofa , UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre Youth Researcher and recent winner of the Abbott “Life to the Fullest” Award at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

15 July 2016- UNESCO Chair Pat Dolan Contributes to UN World Youth Report

16th June 2016-Rita Melia of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre awarded prestigious Fulbright Award

29th June 2016- ‘Understanding Family Support’ Publication & Book Launch

8th June 2016-‘Hoping for a Better Tomorrow’ (Ballyhaunis Report) Launch

27th May 2016-‘Philosophy and Political Engagement: Reflections in the Public Sphere’, Book Launch

Ongoing- Jan-April 2016 Centre Lunchtime Seminars

15th April 2016- Prof. Robert J. Chaskin Guest address, Engaging Urban Youth: Community, Citizenship, and Democracy

10th February 2016-14th Child and Family Welfare Network Event:Dr. Linda Liebenberg

1st-4th December 2015 Euro Child Conference

30th November 2015-President Michael D Higgins gives inaugural lecture at the Launch of the Institute for Lifecourse and Society

24th November 2015-Prof. Daniel Russel and Dr. Carolyn Cutrona: Current Issues in Social Support Seminar

9th November 2015 UNESCO Chair and Patron Cillian Murphy feature at International Youth Forum

14th May 2015 A Youth Perspective on the Marriage Equality Referendum

2nd July 2015 UCFRC Research Partnership with Lumos

10th March 2015 Alan Kerins Projects Celbrates 10 Years Anniversary at ILAS

7th May 2015 Statement on Marriage Referendum

20th Febuary 2015 Mairead McGuinness MEP visits ILAS

29th January 2015 Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova meets UNESCO Chairs in Paris

22nd January 2015- The Irish Branch of BASPCAN Launched