THEME : “Children and Youth in an Uncertain and Unsettled World”

The COVID-19 crisis has brought unprecedented disruption to the lives of millions of children around the world, compounding the risks for those most vulnerable, including the 31 million displaced children worldwide. Now is the time to transform them to respond in times of crisis while preparing the generations to come to this adaptation.

The 3rd World Conference on Children and Youth 2021 (CCY 2021) is intended to reach out to a wide range of contributors and participants, in particular, academics, practitioners, young researchers, service providers, policy makers and others dealing with diverse issues may present papers on the following and other related themes.


Children and Social Inequality

Children are our future, yet they are subjected to many threats in the contemporary world. They are also the most vulnerable group and in particular, this session will welcome abstracts/ paper proposals focused on the importance of identifying sensitive as well as critical areas.

  • Child Protection
  • Child rights and child labor
  • Children and criminal justice
  • Children and homelessness
  • Children and refugee status
  • Children, poverty, and deprivation
  • Educational Disparities, with reference to early childhood education
  • Children in violent societies
  • Children in societies divided on the basis of ethnicity, religion and language
  • Parenting in a rapidly changing world
  • Psychopathology
  • Risk and resilience
  • Statelessness and development

Empowering Youth

Paper proposals by way of informative abstracts dealing with different issues related to themes given below are invited.

  • Youth and general education
  • School to work transition
  • Skill formation and youth employment
  • Career Development
  • Leadership
  • Activist Media Practice,
  • Youth, religion and culture
  • Youth and gender roles
  • Curriculum, learning and society
  • Foundations of Education Policy, Planning and Development
  • Identities: education, citizenship and youth.
  • Practice Experience with Children and Youth
  • Refugees, Education and Development
  • Teachers: policy and practice in international contexts
  • The Global Governance of Education and Conflict
  • Youth and violent extremism
  • Youth criminal Justice
  • Youth and political activism
  • Youth and Social Media
  • State policies on youth
  • Technology acceptance and adoption
  • E- Learning
  • Youth services in national and international perspective
  • Digital, environmental and scientific literacy among youth
  • ICT, culture and identity formation
  • Language skills and life chances
  • Migration, employment and youth

Special Needs and Emergency Situations

This session accepts paper proposals that deal with the above topics and challenges, from a theoretical as well as an empirical point of view (i.e., case studies, comparative studies, etc.), both in normal as well as exceptional situations (crises, natural disasters, etc.).

  • Children with Special Needs and Inclusive Education
  • Special Needs Populations, Conditions, and Intervention strategies including
  • Learning Disabilities,
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders,
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,
  • Physical and Sensory Difficulties,
  • Emotional/ Behavioral Difficulties in the Classroom, and
  • State policies on early childhood education and implications
  • Availability, accessibility and affordability of quality pre-school education
  • Students’ achievement motivation
  • Parental academic involvement
  • Classroom practices and their impact on learning and intellectual development

Abstract Submission and Deadlines

The Final Deadline for submitting your abstract is 21st April 2021. Please follow the instructions given on the abstract guidelines page, when writing and submitting your abstract. Send your abstract at