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.

Papers must be uploaded by 1st June, details to follow.

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