Pre congress Barnahus a travelling idea – The 20th anniversary of Barnahus in Iceland
09:00 – 15:00 

Anniversary session: Something to look forward to!

Opening session:
Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children

Regina Jensdottir, CoE Coordinator on the Rights of the Child
George Nikolaidis Chairperson Lanzarote Commitee
Turid Heiberg, CBSS, Head of Children at Risk Unit
Prof. Carl Göran Swedin, Barnafrid, IKE, Linköping University, Sweden

Plenum speakers:
Monica M. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
Prof. Michael E. Lamb, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Anna Kaldal, Professor, Law Faculty Stockholm University, Sweden

Closing session:
Bragi Guðbrandsson, Former General Director of The Governmental Agency For Child Protection in Iceland

The language of the pre-congress will be English.

Nordic Congress on Child Welfare – NBK2018
15:00 – 19:00
Opening session: The Icelandic Minister of  Social Affairs and Equality opens the Congress!
Opening plenary: Professor Eileen Munro CBE – Department of Social Policy, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Implementing Signs of Safety as the organisational framework

Welcome reception: Reykjavik City Hall

09:00 – 17:00

Keynote 2 – 4
Kirsten Sandberg, Member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Inge Bryderup, Professor at Aalborg University Denmark
Placing children and young people outside their homes in Denmark – new

Dr. Elina Pekkarinen research manager in Finnish Youth Research Network
Equality and quality for all? – Young people in child protection

Questions and thoughts
Parallel Sessions 1- 11
Parallel Sessions 12- 22
Symposium: The Nordic Ombudsmen for Children

Congress Party – Food and Fun – with the Whales of Iceland!
19:00 – 23:00

09:00 – 13:00

Keynote 5 – 6
Elisabeth Gording Stang, Professor at the University College of Applied Sciences in Norway
A quality standard in child welfare proceedings. The principle of soundness and
justifiability and how to apply it

Heida Bjorg Palmadottir, PhD student at Reykjavik University´s School of Laws and Chief lawyer of The Governmental Agency for Child Protection in Iceland
The interaction of procedural rules and fundamental rights in child protection

Questions and thoughts

Keynote 7 – 8
Dr. Maria Heimer, Department of Political Science, Uppsala University, Sweden
Rethinking child protection: child participation and child welfare

Hrefna Fridriksdottir, Professor of family and inheritance law at the University of Iceland
The empowerment of children in justice systems: Participation and relational

Questions and thoughts
Presentation of next NBK in Denmark 2021
Closing session: Gudni Th. Johannesson the president of Iceland concludes

All the keynotes will be in English and the parallell sessions will either be in English or Scandinavian language.