Colourful Childhoods Project organises the 1st International Conference on LGTBIQ Children and Adolescents

The younger population lives in a world run by and for adults. This social inertia means that children and adolescents are often not considered as they need to be. For this reason, the European project Colourful Childhoods aims to understand their demands to question adult logics and develop tools that make some changes possible.

In addition to the research and training work carried out, the research team is now organising the 1st International Conference on LGTBIQ children and adolescents. The meeting will take place on 26th and 27th October at the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid. This event aims to provide a space for sharing and reflecting on the importance of listen to the needs of young people.

The conference offers a wide-ranging program that includes participants from the academic and social intervention fields. It will feature the presentation of the work carried out by the project’s research team during these months. Other initiatives that research and support LGTBIQ+ youth will also be presented. The full program can be consulted at the following link: https://eventos.urjc.es/101918/programme/1o-conferencia-internacional-sobre-infancia-y-adolescencia-lgtbiq-la-importancia-de-la-escucha.html.

This meeting is aimed at researchers interested in these issues, professionals in the fields of socio-education, social intervention and health, as well as activists, technical staff and NGO professionals. In addition to attending, it is also possible to present an oral communication or poster in one of the three thematic lines proposed: adultism, accompaniment and violence/resistance. The abstract can be sent to: https://eventos.urjc.es/101918/upload/1o-conferencia-internacional-sobre-infancia-y-adolescencia-lgtbiq-la-importancia-de-la-escucha.html.

The project Colourful Childhoods is implemented in 6 European countries: Spain (by the University of Girona and Rey Juan Carlos University), Portugal (by the Centre for Social Studies), Italy (by the University of Palermo), Lithuania (by the National LGBT rights organization LGL), Bulgaria (by Bilitis and Syndicate “Education” as part of Labour Confederation “Podkrepa”) and Hungary (by Háttér Society).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme under agreement No. 101049251.