Due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the organising committee has unanimously decided to postpone the 3rd International Young Carers Conference to May 3-4, 2021, in Brussels, Belgium.
The 2nd International Young Carers Conference (held from 28 to 31 May 2017 in Malmö, Sweden) focused on the theme “Every child has the right to…”. Stakeholders from different sectors and from across the world agreed that young carers should be able to enjoy the same rights as any other children and pointed out that the vision put forward by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is still far from being a reality for many young carers.
The 3rd International Young Carers Conference will build on these conclusions 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.