Children & Youth Perspectives Conference advocates for the perspective of children and youth in science and society

Children & Youth Perspectives Conference advocates for the perspective of children and youth in science and society

Institute of Communication and Journalism Faculty of Social Sciences CU,

Department of Psychology and Life Sciences Faculty of Humanities CU and

Institute of Czech Language and Theory of Communication Faculty of arts CU

organize Children & Youth Perspectives Conference: Theory, Research and Practice in the European context on 14th - 15th September 2023 at the Kampus Hybernská, Hybernská 4, Prague 1, Czech Republic

The conference contributes to the current discussion and further development on a child-centered perspective in the field of Childhood/Children‘s studies in the EU and the Czech context. A critique of the adult-centered theory and research methods argues since the 1990s that children and young people in traditional discourses are considered by adults as incompetent in their skills before developing into fully respectable adults. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) questions the implementation of children’s rights in children’s daily encounters with social institutions, such as family, education and schools, social services, health services, law institutes etc. The child-centered perspective aims to acknowledge, address and empower children’s voice while considering children as active social agents with their experiences and perspectives that are relevant for society.

In this perspective, the conference will discuss the following themes:

  • Child-centered theory, concepts and research methods
  • Children, UN CRC, social disadvantages, institutions and services
  • Children, play & imagination
  • Children & Space
  • Children & Media



Dr. Lenka Vochocova - Lecturer and researcher in communication, media studies, and youth - Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Czech Republic

Prof. Michal Molcho - Dean of the School of Education and co-founder of Dept. of Children’s Studies, University of Galway, Ireland

Prof. Kay Tisdall - Professor of Childhood Policy at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Prof. Marek Tesar - Head of the School of Learning Development and Professional Practice, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand


Conference committee

Marketa Supa, PhD.; Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences

Tereza Javornicky Brumovska, PhD.; MSCA Research fellow, Dept. of Psychology and Life Sciences, Faculty of Humanities

Anezka Kuzmicova, PhD.; Institute of the Czech Language and Theory of Communication, Faculty of Arts

Ms. Veronika Rocinova; research assistant, Faculty of Humanities

Ms. Marketa Michalcova; research assistant, Faculty of Humanities

Ms. Kristyna Gajova, research assistant, Faculty of Humanities


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