2nd International Scientific Conference of Research on Family Services

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The Centre for Family Research Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń has a great pleasure to invite you to

2nd International Scientific Conference of Research on Family Services

that will be held in Toruń on 21th to 24th March 2021

High emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary nature of the conference and it will be held in English. Preference will be given to articles/ presentations resulting from empirical research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • supporting families in local environments – theoretical and practical context of services
  • social work with families
  • cooperation in child and family services
  • social innovation and modern technology as a tool to improve Family Services
  • implementation and evaluation of Family Services
  • methodological approaches in research
For Participants

An abstract of maximum length of 250 words is required to register for the conference. This should be sent as an attachment via email to family [dot] confatumk [dot] pl.  Please use the form available on the conference website.

Special Issue:

We have agreements with the editors of the journals, “Research on Social Work Practice” and “Child and Adolescent Social Work” to publish two separate special issues after the conference focused on some of the conference themes. The journals are well recognized therefore we encourage prospective participants to consider contributing an article that could possibly be included in any of the special issues. The title(s) and theme(s) of the special issue(s) are yet to be determined and will depend in part on the abstracts we receive. More information will be provided to interested people later. 


Fees and conference costs

There are no entry fees and the three-night hotel accommodation during the conference, full meals, and conference materials for accepted participants, are provided by organisers.

The conference is funded through the research project “Cooperation –effective and efficient”, implemented under the Operational Programme, Knowledge, Education, Development 2014 - 2020 which is financed by the European Social Fund.

Important dates

30th June 2019 – Call for Abstract and Conference Registration,

10th November 2019 – Deadline for Abstract Submission,

15th December 2019 – Notification of Abstract Acceptance/Rejection,

15th February 2020 – Announcement of the Conference Program,

23th-25th March 2020 – The Conference


For all general enquiries, please contact:

The Center for Family Research

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

Lwowska Street 1, 87-100 Toruń


mail: family [dot] confatumk [dot] pl


The City: 
Toruń is a vibrant city located in Northern Poland on the Vistula River. The city is famous for its Gothic Architecture. The Gothic style is a very distinctive feature of the city which explains why the city adopted its promoting slogan: Toruń – get gothic. Toruń is listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The city is a birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus.The fame of Copernicus is related to the heliocentric theory, which assured him a place among the most noticeable scientists in history. The most recognizable product of the city is the Toruń gingerbread. There is a longstanding  tradition of the baking of these cookies in the town. No visitor to the city should leave Toruń without tasting or buying gingerbread.

The University:
The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU) was founded in 1945. It is one of the largest universities in Poland, currently comprising 17 faculties (including 3 medical faculties at Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz). It provides graduate and postgraduate courses for almost 25 000 students, offering education in over 100 fields of study and 65 postgraduate courses. The university employs 4039 staff on both Toruń and Bydgoszcz campuses, over half of whom are academic teachers. NCU alumni now number around 200 000. This has contributed to the Nicolaus Copernicus University’s position as one of the five best universities in Poland and it is also the reason why QS World University Ranking has placed NCU in the top 4% of universities in the world.

1st International Scientific Conference of Research on Family Services 

in Toruń on 11rd to 13th March 2019

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List of participants of the 1st edition of the conference

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