The International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) offers an organized professional home to support and foster collaboration, integrate findings, and disseminate research for developing and using indicators and measuring the status of child and adolescent well-being at the local, national, regional, and international levels. Researchers, data users, child advocates, and policymakers have made considerable advances in developing and using child indicators.
To support their work, ISCI provides an organizing structure that brings together worldwide experts in the field to:
ISCI conferences have been held every two years for the past 14 years (except the latter, due to the pandemic). These conferences aim to gather researchers, practitioners, policy makers and child advocates from across the world to share and discuss the latest child indicator’s research and implications for policy and interventions.
You can learn more about past ISCI conferences here.
The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) will host the 8th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators on 25-27 May 2022 in the Event Centre FAURGS-UFRGS, in Gramado city, Brazil. Seven ISCI conferences have already been held around the world, and this will be first time Latin America will host the event, with the theme:
The general objective of the Conference is to bring together researchers from different continents in order to increase knowledge on the Indicators and Rights of Children and Adolescents. The event will provide a more critical view on Public and Social Policies and hopes to offer strategies, opportunities and strengthen spaces and contexts for the promotion of equality of well-being for all children.
The ISCI 2022 Conference seeks to highlight excellence, innovation and originality in researches with political and practical implications. Academics working in the research of children’s indicators in any country and of any theoretical reference are invited to send research abstracts.
We welcome submissions in all areas using scientifically strong qualitative and/or quantitative methods, as well as panel presentations with evidence-based initiatives and participants from different sectors.
We encourage online submissions on the following themes and subthemes: