International Commission on Couple and Family Relations

Rome: call for workshop presenters and bursary applicants


ICCFR 65th International Conference

Grand Hotel Palatino, Rome, Italy

15th-17th November 2019

Preserving family life through hard challenges

Welcoming, integrating and providing social and economic support for refugees from war, famine or poverty, and migrants, within and between countries, constitute an urgent worldwide challenge of our times.   

The conference will shine a light on the ways in which families and children are impacted by dislocation and relocation, and how social workers, therapists, family lawyers and policy-makers can ease or solve the difficulties they encounter and preserve family life.

Keynote presentations from different parts of the world, backed up by workshops allowing participants to share experiences and learn new skills, will form the major part of the conference. The ICCFR community seeks new connections with students, academics and practitioners with expertise in the areas of its focus.

ICCFR is calling for proposals for workshops. If you are interested in presenting or co-presenting a workshop, please send an abstract of no more than 200 words describing your proposed workshop, together with a brief CV and your contact information. Our workshops are normally 75-90 minutes long.

Please note that the deadline for the proposals is 30th June 2019. ICCFR is unable to guarantee consideration of incomplete proposals or those submitted after the deadline.

Submissions are invited via email, to be addressed to:

The Board of ICCFR will consider all proposals and decide which will be accepted by 19th July 2019. We will inform all proposers of the outcome of their submission.

For workshop presenters, ICCFR offers a reduction of €50 from the conference fee per workshop (i.e. €50 for individual presenters, €50 shared between multiple presenters).

Further information on the 2019 Conference in Rome will soon be available on the ICCFR website

For other general enquiries, please contact


Some financial assistance is available for young professionals working in economically disadvantaged areas who would not otherwise be able to attend this conference. If you are interested in applying for a bursary please contact the Administrator at