Moving in the Right Direction: Child Refugee Symposium

Published date: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019

In October 2018, the Children’s Rights Alliance held five events on responding to the needs of refugee children in Ireland. The events featured presentations from international experts focusing on key areas including: Early Childhood Education and Care, Mental Health, Community Integration, Education and the Rights of Child Refugees. You can watch presentations from the events here.

Child Refugees and Early Childhood Education and Care

Marlies Knopp: Berliner ModelKitas

Milica Atanackovic: Early Childhood Ireland


Sibylle Rothkegel: Institut für den Situationsansatz

Imelda Graham: Spaces of Hope

Child Refugees Mental Health

Mina Fazel: Associate Professor, School of Psychiatry, University of Oxford.

Simone Wasmer: Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Zentrum Überleben.

Carole Brophy, Spirasi

Community and Integration

Claire Charbit: Head of Unit, Territorial Dialogues and Migration, OECD.

Professor Mary Gilmartin: Professor of Geography, NUI Maynooth.

Leonie Kerins: Chief Executive Officer, Doras Luimní

Sally Daly: Community and Youth worker


Professor Madeline Arnot: Emeritus Professor of Sociology of Education, Cambridge University

Professor Dympna Devine: Professor of Education, University College Dublin

Jessica Farnan: Coordinator, City of Dublin Education and Training Board

Brian Bergin

Jean Rafter