Register for the fourth International Conference on Shared Parenting

Shared Parenting, Social Justice and Children´s Rights

The fourth International Conference on Shared Parenting will be held in Strasbourg, France, on November 22nd and 23th, 2018, at Palais de l’Europe. The theme of this conference is: Shared Parenting, Social Justice and Children´s Rights.

The conference is organized under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland. It is also supported by the City of Strasbourg, the University of Strasbourg and the Jardin des Sciences.

The conference intends to report how, within judicial systems and social work practices, both parents are recognized as vital in their children’s lives, even after separation and divorce. It will explore how shared parenting seems a means for keeping with the principles and articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Thus, a focus of the conference is to stress how shared parenting, viewed as in the best interests of children of separated parents, is a crucial issue for practitioners and policymakers around the globe, regarding the alignment of national law and practices with the articles of the UN CRC.

The conference is structured along four main questions. First, what are the existing legal systems and the challenges regarding the legal presumption of shared parenting as a children’s right, in different countries? Second, what are the current trends and research outcomes regarding social attitudes and knowledge about shared parenting? Third, to what extent could shared parenting, gender equality and work-life balance be combined to improve health and wellbeing of children whose parents are separated? Fourth, how should national laws and international regulations be adapted for considering these social evolutions?

International specialists in the field of shared parenting – representing both the academic sciences, and the legal and family professions – are invited to present their recent research results and professional practices at this interdisciplinary conference.

The program of the conference offers the opportunity to hear the main international experts on children’s rights, justice and law, sociology, psychology, and public health. Here is a first set of orators:
Regina Jensdottir, Head of the Children´s Rights Division of the Council of Europe
Linos Alexandros Sicilianos (tbc), Judge, Professor of Law, Vice-president of the European Court of Human Rights, University of Athens – Greece
Jean Zermatten (tbc) President and Member of UN committee for Children’s rights (2005-2013), University of Geneva – Switzerland
Marie-France Carlier, Judge at Namur Family Court (division of the Namur and Dinant Family Court) – Belgium
Adeline Gouttenoire, Professor of Law, University of Bordeaux – France
Hildegund Sünderhauf, Professor for family law and youth welfare law, Lutheran University of applied sciences, Nuremberg – Germany
José Manuel de Torres Perea, Professor of Civil Law, University of Málaga – Spain
Lluis Flaquer, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University Autònoma de Barcelona – Spain
Livia Olah, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Dept. of Sociology, Stockholm University – Sweden
Gerardo Meil, Professor in Sociology, University Autónoma of Madrid – Spain
Malin Bergström, Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Stockholm University – Sweden
William Fabricius, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University – USA
Michael Lamb, Professor of Psychology, University of Cambridge – United Kingdom
Blaise Pierrehumbert, PhD, former Privat-Docent in psychology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Derrick Gordon, Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology Section), Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine – USA
Christine Simon, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - USA
Edward Kruk, Associate Professor of Social Work, ICSP/CIRA President, University of British Columbia – Canada

Preliminary Program ICSP Strasbourg 2018 (pdf)Question

In parallel, the ICSP Conference Strasbourg 2018 call for papers reached the interest of many scientists, professionals and members of civil society from around the world. The scientific committee, chaired by Pr. Michel Grangeat and Dr. Chantal Clot-Grangeat, selected papers from seventeen countries including Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Slovakia, Portugal, Canada, Brazil, Kenya and Iran. To ensure the quality of the presentations and to facilitate the discussions, two workshops and poster sessions will offer the opportunity for exchanging about new research outcomes, and helpful professional or collective practices.

Scientific Committee 2018 (pdf)Question

REGISTER for the International Conference on Shared Parenting 2018!

Please note that the deadline for the Early-bird rate has been prolonged from July 31 to August 15, 2018!

Single rates

  • Until August 15, you can benefit of the Early-bird rate of € 195,--
  • The standard rate after August 15 is € 250,--

Group rates (4+ participants per group)

  • Until August 15, you can benefit of the Early-bird group rate per participant of € 175,--
  • The standard group rate after August 15 per participant is € 200,--


  • The student rate is € 150,--
    (only on submission of your valid student card).

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 contact and further questions

Conference Office:

Organisation Committee:

Ioannis Paparigopoulos
Member of the ICSP Board
Chair of the Organisation Committee

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General Secretariat:

Angela Hoffmeyer
Secretary General of the ICSP

Germany, mobile

General Secretariat

Torsten Fabricius
Chief Technical Administrator
Assistant of the Secretary General
On-Site Conferene Management

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