The European Conference on Educational Research

Yerevan, Online

Migrant children and youth in educational systems. The need for social support (Sancho-Gil, J., Onsès Segarra, J., Carrasco Segovia, S.)


September 2022

Child Migration And Integration. Trends & Challenges. 

Ljubljana, Slovenia

When Two Worlds Collide: The role of ICT in migration process of children and youth (Blaž Lenarčič and Lucija Dežan)

“THE FAMILY IS MOST IMPORTANT!” Child-centred perspectives on the role of the family in the integration process (Maja Zadel and Zorana Medarić)

Child agency and integration of unaccompanied minors in Sicily (Ruta Grigaliunaite)

Slovenian asylum policy from the perspective of the unaccompanied minor migrants (Barbara Gornik)

Critical reflection on the method and challenges of a child-centred approach to the collection of autobiographical life stories from migrant children and young people (Mateja Sedmak)

Possibilities of critical intersectional analysis in educational research and migration studies (Paula Estalayo Bielsa, Marina Riera Retamero, Silvia de Riba Mayoral and Paula Lozano Mulet)

A child centred approach to an intercultural education (Peter Hobel)

Perspectives and transparency: methodological considerations (Tina Høegh)

Belonging in ‘reception class’? Or on virtues and vices of ‘reception class’ teachers – from migrant children’s perspectives (Anke Pikeut)

The role of materiality in supporting children’s agency in research (Judit Onsès Segarra and Laura Malinverni)

Waiting in the Austrian asylum system: the well-being of asylum-seeking children in a phase of liminality (Stella Wolter, Rosa Tatzber, Mira Liepold and Birgit Sauer)

Protection or dissuasion? Unaccompanied Children Experiences of the Border Regime in France (Bastien Roland and Annalisa Lendaro)

2nd – 3rd 

June 2022

Child Protection in Transnational Settings: Empirical Perspectives 

Oslo, Metropolitan University

Being in a liminal phase: Conditions and experiences of waiting for asylum-seeking children in Austria (Stella Wolter, Mira Liepold and Birgit Sauer)


January 2022

2nd International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference 

(In)equality. Faces of Modern Europe

Poland (on-line)

„I never felt that I am from a foreign country” Multifaceted Nature of Migrant Children Identifications and Belongings (Zorana Medarić, Mateja Sedmak  and Lucija Dežan)

The MiCREATE Project. The Child-Centred Approach to the Integration of Migrant Children
(Barbara Gornik and Mateja Sedmak)

Policies for immigration and refugee education on the lens during COVID-19 times (Viktoria Prekate and Nektaria Palaiologou)

19th – 21st

November 2021

24th – 25th

September 2021

Engaging with intersectional approaches to the study of migration politics  

(ACES, on-line)

Intersectional contestations – the meanings of integration of ‘migrant’ pupils in Austrian schools
(Stella Wolter, Rosa Tatzber, Mira Liepold and Birgit Sauer)

6th – 7th

July 2021

Crossing borders, connecting cultures. 18th IMISCOE Annual Conference ONLINE    

Luxembourgh (on-line)

Panel: Migrant Children in child-centred perspective: Theoretical and empirical considerations (Chair: Zorana Medaric, Discussant: Mateja Sedmak)

Panel contributions

Child-centred approaches, racialization and researcher positioning
(Gro Hellesdatter Jacobsen)

Who is the Other in the child-centred approach?
(Juana M Sancho Gil and Fernando Hernandez-Hernandez)

“I have a dream”: Refugee children’s aspirations from a childcentered perspective
(Nektaria Palaiologou, Marina Sounoglou and Eirini Kyriazi)

The long wait for asylum: Conditions and experiences of waiting for asylum-seeking children in Austria
(Stella Wolter, Mira Liepold, Alev Cakir and Birgit Sauer)

Mediating role of gender in integration processes of migrant children in Britain
(Farwa Batool, Aleks Szymczyk and Shoba Arun)

7th – 9th

July 2021

If this is a man – exclusions in the modern world. International educational conference.  

Poland (on-line)

MiCreate – project overview (Jakub Kościółek)

7th – 8th

July 2021

International leadership conference 

Poland (on-line)

Equality in education as potential for social participation (Adam Bulandra)

20th – 21st

April 2021

Strokovno srečanje tima multiplikatorjev in članov strokovnih skupin Osnovne šole Trzin 

Slovenia (on-line)

Kritična refleksija upravljanja evropskih večkulturnih družb in šol (Mateja Sedmak)


December 2020

Local dimension of children`s migrations and its impact on EU integration policy 

Poland (on-line conference)

Conference Presentations

Through the eyes of a migrant learner: Distance learning and equality during the COVID-19 pandemic in Slovenia (Lucija Dežan, Zorana Medarić, Barbara Gornik and Mateja Sedmak)

Abjection, inclusion and migrant children: How good intentions can perpetuate discrimination (Fernando Hernández Hernández and Juana M. Sancho Gil)

Integration, race, and “doing good” – some critical reflections (Gro Hellesdatter Jacobsen)

Waiting for asylum in Austria: Well-being of refugee children in a phase of liminality and precarity. Towards a child-centered approach (Mira Liepold, Stella Wolter, Alev Cakir and Birgit Sauer)

Social anchoring from a children-centered perspective conceptualizing integration in the analysis of two cases from the Danish context (Søren Sindberg Jensen and Peter Hobel)

Dilemmas in research with migrated children (Tina Høegh)

From MiCREATE to drassanes world: Transforming school culture through school and university collaboration (Fernando Hernandez Hernandez, Juana M. Sancho Gil and Maria Domingo Coscollola)

Local dimension of children’s migrations and its impact on EU integration policy (Anke Piekut)

Mind the learning gap! Online learning during a pandemic and its impact on migrant children in the UK (Aleksandra Szymczyk and Shoba Arun)

Theoretical frameworks towards a critical cosmopolitan curriculum. A case study in a public school in Catalonia (Paula Lozano Mulet, Silvia de Riba, Paula Estalayo Bielsa and Marina Riera Retamero)

Reflecting on art-based techniques to support children’s narrations about themselves in a multicultural primary school (Laura Malinverni, Paula Lozano, Judit Onsès and Miguel Stuardo)

4th – 5th

December 2020

Annual meeting of the Slovenian Sociological Association 

Social inequalities and politics 

Slovenia (on-line conference)

Conference  presentations

Intersectional contestations. the meanings of integration of migrant pupils in Austrian schools (Alev Cakir, Stella Wolter, Mira Liepold and Birgit Sauer)

Integration of migrant children in Slovenian school system (Mateja Sedmak, Barbara Gornik, Zorana Medarić,  Maja Zadel and Lucija Dežan)

Serious games about the migration phenomena in digital capitalism. Solutions or intricacies? (Marina Riera-Retamero, Paula Lozano-Mulet, Laura Malinverni and Juana M. Sancho-Gil)

6th – 7th

November 2020

Aktuelle gesellschaftliche Themen und sozialwissenschaftliche Fragestellungen 

An interdisciplinary lecture for first semester students

University of Vienna, Austria

Presentation of the project Migrant children and communities in a transforming Europe (Stella Louise Wolter)

Video of the lecture is available here.


November 2019



Migrant children’s integration and education in Europe

Approaches, methodologies and policies

Barcelona, Spain

Conference presentations

Refugee Hospitality Center in Athens as a case study: Good (and Not-So-Good) Practices (Palaiologou Nektaria, Kameas Achilles, Prekate Victoria and Liontou Maria)

Reception communities in the EU environment (Vlasta Jalušič and Veronika Bajt)

Migrant children and integration: What do we know so far? (Shoba Arun and Gavin Bailey)

The local dimension of children integration in educational system in Poland (Adam Bulandra and Jakub Kościółek)

What challenges and opportunities pertain to introducing philosophy with children in schools to foster migrant children and youth`s wellbeing? (Søren Sindberg Jensen)

Short video about the symposium (Recorded and edited by Silvia de Riba)

Video of Roundtable with schools, where three Catalan schools presented their experience with migration in the city of Barcelona (Moderator: Juana M. Sancho; Participants: Núria Abreu – Escola Cervantes, Mercè Miralles – IES Pau Claris and Alfons Espinosa – Escola Drassanes)

23rd – 25th

October 2019



Annual meeting of the Slovenian Sociological Association 

Science and future societies

Bled, Slovenia

Conference  presentations

Potenciali otrokosrediščnega pristopa pri preučevanju integracije otrok priseljencev (Zorana Medarić, Barbara Gornik and Mateja Sedmak)

EU in politike integracije migrantskih otrok (Vlasta Jalušič and Veronika Bajt)

18th – 19th

October 2019

Societies and spaces in contact: Between convergence and divergence

Portorož/Portorose, Slovenia, Trst/Trieste, Italy

Conference presentation

The potentials of a child-centred approach to the integration of migrant children (Zorana Medarić, Mateja Sedmak and Barbara Gornik)

16th – 20th

September 2019

Conference presentations

Role of the educational community and school system (Mateja Sedmak, Barbara Gornik and Zorana Medarić)

Exploring the potentials of child-centred approach (Barbara Gornik, Zorana Medarić and Mateja Sedmak)

Discourses on migration and integration in Austria – Migrant children at schools (Stella Louise Wolter, Dovaine Buschmann, Ayse Dursun and Birgit Sauer)

Migrant children and communities educational challenges in Spain (Juana M. Sancho Gil and Fernando Hernández)

Migrant reception communities in Spanish context (Judit Onses-Segarra, Sara Carrasco-Segovia and Maria Domingo-Coscollola)

Problematizing the notion of good practices in the context of migrant`s children integration in schools (Raquel Miño, Pablo Rivera and Fernando Hernández)

National policies as risks in inclusive education of migrant children in Denmark (Anke Piekut, Gro Hellesdatter Jacobsen, Peter Hobel and Tina Høegh)

2nd – 6th

September 2019