Inaugural Holistic Well-being EECERA SIG Conference Huge Success

Posted 5th July 2018


The first EECERA Holistic Well-being SIG Conference was held at the end of June and we are pleased to report that it was a roaring success!

The Holistic Well-being EECERA SIG, in collaboration with the Department of Early Childhood at Liverpool Hope University, held its inaugural Conference in Liverpool on 28th-30th June.
The Conference was entitled: ‘Debates in child and family well-being’ and participants from different countries had the chance to share initiatives, projects, thoughts and reflections on aspects of child and family well-being.
The Conference was devised in four stands — the child, the family, the adult, and the society, enabling a micro and macro level of analysis under a holistic, multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach.


Professors Chris Pascal and Tony Bertram delivered the first keynote lecture, The Unfolding of Children: Inspiring Thinking on Child Development setting provocations in relation to children’s early experiences and their fundamental significance.
Prof Carol Aubrey delivered the second keynote lecture, When we were very young. What happened to early intervention? addressing the role of practitioners and professionals in working with young children.

Conference Content & Feedback

Throughout the Conference, there were methodological, conceptual, historical, political, practical and developmental issues raised on what makes a ‘good life’ for children, their families and communities.
Delegates enjoyed the Conference and as stated, found it ‘an amazing opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals and being affirmed of the work we advocate for’.

Here are some of the top tweets from the conference:


SIG Convenors:  Babs Anderson, Zoi Nikiforidou, and Wilma Robles-Melendez

For more information about the Holistic Well-being SIG please visit the SIG page, here.
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