SAVE THE DATE: The 7th conference of the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) “Children of the World: The Touch of Change. Theories, Policies, Practices"

International Society for Child Indicators

The 7th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators will be held on 27-29 August 2019 in the Dorpat Convention Centre in Tartu, Estonia. The conference will be hosted by the University of Tartu. The organizers of the conference welcome researchers, practitioners, policy makers and child advocates from across the world to share and discuss the latest research on child indicators (related to well-being, rights and justice system), and their implications in policy and intervention.


  • ’Cross-world’ approaches to child wellbeing and child indicator work
  • Comparative methodologies for understanding children’s wellbeing
  • Measurement issues related to child wellbeing and understanding children’s lives
  • Children’s rights, wellbeing and indicators
  • Children and child advocacy in justice systems
  • Research- and knowledge-minded social work, educational and behavioural practices with children
  • Bridging research, policy and practice: conceptualisation and communication issues


  • Everyday lives of children
  • Children – the bearers of rights
  • Children’s and practitioners’ voices in the context of justice
  • Child wellbeing development practices
  • Children’s welfare and children at risk
  • Childhood vulnerabilities: research-policy-practice
  • Social media and wellbeing
  • Child wellbeing and social and educational services
  • Participation, protection and provision in children’s perspectives
  • Children in migration

The submission of abstracts is open until 15 March 2019.