The Transforming Care Conferences Symposia are parallel sessions focussing on a particular and topical theme.

Each Symposium is organized by a Symposium Chair and includes up to four identified paper authors who will present their papers during the session. One or more Discussants will comment on the papers.

2023 Symposia:

  1. The political economy of care for children and older adults in times of crisis
  2. Breaking boundaries: international accounts from innovative ‘centres of excellence’ in social care
  3. Possibilities for care convoys: imaginative and diverse conversations
  4. Negotiating care in the context of multiple commitments: Combining paid work and informal care across the life span
  5. Socio-economic inequality in long term care and wellbeing: an overview of the findings of the IN-CARE project
  6. Young people’s gendered caring: crossing boundaries, shaping futures
  7. Blurring the boundaries of care: community-based public policies, social economy and commoning care practices. Insights from the Spanish case
  8. Gender Equality and Unpaid Care in the Pandemic: Opportunities for Transformation
  9. Crisis of the Later Life Care: Cases from Nordic Welfare States
  10. Institutional Boundaries and Wages in Care Employment
  11. Transnational families in Europe: caring during the time of ‘crisis’ of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond

Meet the Author Session

Family Care of Older Persons in Southern Africa: ‘Care Crisis’ or ‘Care in contexts of crises’?
Associate Professor Elena Moore, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town, South Africa