The 3rd International Young Carers Conference will build on the conclusions from the 2nd International Conference and will reflect on the concrete actions required to enable young carers to reach their full potential. The need to “IDENTIFY, SUPPORT, AND LISTEN TO YOUNG CARERS” are the main recommendations identified by young carers themselves during the previous conference and this entails the participation of a wide range of stakeholders.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the security of participants and their travel, and the uncertainties that remain for the near future, the organising committee has unanimously decided to postpone the 3rd International Young Carers Conference to June 2021, in Brussels, Belgium.
Research, policies, practices, legislation and ‘first hand’ experiences around these main themes will therefore be shared in order to reinforce mutual learning among stakeholders and countries.
Participants are expected to learn about strategies implemented in different countries (what worked, what did not work, what can be replicated) to move forward in the classification of in-country awareness and policy responses to young carers (Leu & Becker, 2016). In so doing, we can move forward in our vision: one where young carers can fully enjoy the human rights they are entitled to.
The Conference will be co-hosted by Nka (The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre) Linnaeus University and Eurocarers.