Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights in -fragile contexts- & Children and Distress Migration -online lectures, U. Markowska-Manista, Faculty of Education, University of Warsaw, Poland &  J. Bhabha from the School of Public Health, Harvard University, USA, CRS Online Lecture Series, 2021.


Lecture: Kindheiten in Zentral Afrika – ethische Forschungen in einem gemeinschaftsorientierten partizipativen Paradigma von U.Markowska-Manista, International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg, 2021.

Participatory research in contemporary migration studies – research workshop, M. Pietrusińska, U.Markowska-Manista, 2021, 4eu+ Migration Days,

Warsztat: Badania partycypacyjne z dziećmi – dylematy etyczne i metodologiczne -U. Markowska-Manista, XII Międzynarodowa Konferencja Naukowa pt.: Dzieciństwo w wielokulturowych przestrzeniach: socjalizacyjne, edukacyjne oraz integracyjne konteksty, Uniwersytet Wrocławski, listopad 2021.

Presentation: O.Wysłowska, U.Markowska-Manista,  „Partycypacja najmłodszych dzieci w życiu społecznym – nowe podejście w badaniach pedagogicznych  w Polsce?”, Seminaria Naukowe Wydziału Pedagogicznego UW, online 2021.

Presentation: M. Cywińska, K. Górak-Sosnowska, U. Markowska-Manista, L. Tomaszewska, Invisible, indispensable, yet in place. Administrative staff in the time of COVID-19 at Polish HEIs, (Remote) work and Covid: mobility, safety, and health at the time of the pandemic, Tallinn University, Estonia (online),  June 2021.

Presentation: U.Markowska-Manista, Young people in times of the coronavirus – participatory research, ‘Pandemic, Protests, Recovery, Opportunity: What’s next for research in education?Education Research and Enterprise Conference, University of Brighton, July 2021.

Seminar: Ethical considerations in research with children and young people, U. Markowska- Manista, N.Fernandes, International Summer School,
Introduction to Children’s Rights Studies Online, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam 2021.

O.Wysłowska, H.Taelman, A.Bodere, U.Markowska-Manista, A SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL TO PROMOTE CHILD PARTICIPATION IN EUROPEAN ECEC CENTERS (poster), EECERA Annual Conference, 2021.

Lecture: U. Markowska-Manista (University of Warsaw): Community-oriented field research among and with Ba‘Aka Children and Adults in the Central African Republic, Seminario A11 – Edificio Anexo, Facultad de Psicología UAM, Spain 2021.

Lectures: U. Markowska-Manista (University of Warsaw): Children’s Rights Studies Online, Summer School 2021.

Keynote: Between two pandemics – Janusz Korczak and children’s rights through the perspective of the child at the international conference: The perspective of the Child’ EUSARF 2021, Zurich, Switzerland.

Lecture: Die Herausforderungen von Flucht und Migration – Kinder und ihre Rechte in multikultureller Perspektive, II. Internationaler Fachtag: Aktuelle Fragestellungen der angewandten Kindheitswissenschaften des Studiengangs „Bildung, Erziehung und Kindheit/ Childhood Studies“. Migration und Flucht von Kindern – Globale und lokale Herausforderungen für ein kinderrechtlich orientiertes Denken und Handeln, Evangelische Hochschule Darmstadt, 2018.

Member of the academic and organisational team of the international participtory conference: Children as Human Rights Defenders. Child Rights Now, , Initiatives et Changement, August 2019, Normandy France. “The theme « children as human rights defenders » was chosen by the UN Committee of Children’s Rights and Child Rights Connect to mark the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC. It represents an important idea that children are concerned and are competent to propose and act on issues which affect not just the lives of children but humanity and planet in general. We wish to honour the fact that, in the words of Janusz Korczak: “children are not the people of tomorrow, but are people of today”.

Presentation: The Life of Ba’aka Children and Their Rights. Between The Processes of Poverty and Deprivation. International Conference: What works for Africa’s Poorest Children? Social Policies and Programmes for Children Living in Extreme Deprivation, 10-12 September 2018, EPRC, UNICEF and the University of Manchester, Kampala-Uganda

ISA  presentation: Migrant and Refugee Children in Polish Schools – (non) Discriminatory School Practices in session: The Children’s Crusade: Migrant Children with Session Organizer: Professor Ethel Kosminsky Independent Sociologist. Retired PresentationSao Paulo State University/Queens College


Presentation (co-author): „Access to resources in various life aspects as a predictor of attitudes towards “Others” among young adults from Poland and Israel”,XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology: Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities, Toronto, 2018

KEYNOTE LECTURE Urszula Markowska-Manista, Children and Migration – the Contemporary Dilemmas, Crises and Challenges of Policies, Research and Praxis, LOCAL DIMENSION OF CHILDREN’S MIGRATIONS AND ITS IMPACT ON EU INTEGRATION POLICY, International Online Conference, 4-5 December 2020.

Keynote at the international conference: ‘The perspective of the Child’ EUSARF, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences School of Social Work | Institute of Childhood, Youth and Family, Zurich, Switzerland, 2021

Lecture: U.Markowska-Manista Migration, University of Warsaw, “Migration, Children’s rights – fragile contexts” & J. Bhabha, Harvard University, “Children and Distress Migration: The Challenge of Securing Protection.” Children’s Rights Studies Online DAAD, 2021.

Oral presentation: T. Tsyrlina-Spady (USA) & U. Markowska-Manista (Poland). Sustaining a Happy Childhood: A participatory approach to children’s rights, 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Moral Education, Ottawa, Oct 28 to Nov 1, 2020.

Presentation in plenary section: “Child Rights Education at Universities – experience from Poland” International Conference: “Incorporation of the rights of the child into the educational programmes and curricula of universities” Kutaisi, Georgia, 1-2 October 2020.

Oral presentation: M. Bernheim (USA) & U. Markowska-Manista (Poland). Children’s Rights to Imaginative Truth And Reality: Korczak Inspired Literature, 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Moral Education, Ottawa, Oct 28 to Nov 1, 2020.

Lectures: 1. Janusz Korczak’s Pedagogical Ideas; 2. Participatory Work and Research with Children. Postcolonial Perspective. “In Korczak’s footsteps (Korczak’s heritage and philosophy of education)” The 13th Unesco/Janusz Korczak Chair International Summer School 2020.

Workshop: Tanja Kleibl, U.Markowska-Manista, Indigenous knowledge and border thinking THE BREAKTHROUGH OF THE SOCIAL Practical Utopias, Wisdom and Radical Transformations –Social Work, @IUC: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges, School of Social Work Theory and Practice, Inter-university Centre, Dubrownik 2019

Presentation: The Life of Ba’aka Children and Their Rights. The Processes of Poverty and Deprivation. International Conference: What works for Africa’s Poorest Children? Social Policies and Programmes for Children Living in Extreme Deprivation, 2018, EPRC, UNICEF and the University of Manchester, Kampala, Uganda.

Presentation: Multilingualism in the Upbringing and Education of Children in Multinational Families. Case Study from PolandFourth International Scientific Conference Communication Trends in the Post-literacy Era: Multilingualism, Multimodality, Multiculturalism, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation, 2019

Oral presentation Present- absent? Migrant and refugee children in Polish schools in the narratives of teachers, 2017, 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association. (Un)Making Europe Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities, Athens, Greece 2017

Poster (co-author): “Satisfaction with life and prejudice – a comparative study” EFPA European Congress for Psychology 2017: “Psychology addressing Society’s greatest Challenges”, July 2017, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Presentation during the International week ‘To grow up in an
opportune, multilingual and metropolitan context’, Erasmushogeschool Brussel, Departement of Eudcation and Pedagogics, Center of Expertise in Urban Coaching & EducationBrussel, Belgium April 2017

Presentation (co-author): Rights of children “out of place”- International Congress “The Open Window – A sense of freedom”  September 2017 – held by The International Korczak Association, Warsaw 

Presentation (co-author): “The patterns and correlates of readiness to aggression among adolescents from Poland, Israel and Italy ” IX REGIONAL CONFERENCE IACCP, CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE, CONFLICT AND COOPERATION IN SHAPING THE FUTURE OF EUROPE, International
Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology and SWPS University, Warsaw, Poland 16-19 July 2017

Presentation: Between the endemic and institutionalised space of
education. Field research in an indigenous community
. at the International Scientific Conference “Difficulties in the child’s educational space”, January 2017, Department of the Education of the Child at the Faculty of Educational Studies at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Presentation “Child soldiers in Central African Republic: From the adaptation to kill to the strategy of survival” during the third international multidisciplinary conference Children and War: Past and Present 2016 organised by the University of Salzburg and the University of Wolverhampton, in association with the UN Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Salzburg, Austria, July 2016:

Presentation: “The contemporary challenges and dilemmas in the education of Armenian minority and migrants from Armenia in Poland” at the international scientific conference “Politics around Caucasus” organized by the Institute for Georgia’s Neighbourhood Studies IGNS, Ivane Javakhishvili
Tbilisi State University, Tibilisi, Georgia, October 2016.

Presentation: “The rights of children ‘out of place’ – praxis and international policy for the protection of children’s rights” in Georgia during the International Conference “Politics around Caucasus” prepared by  the Institute for Georgia’s neighbourhood Studies IGNS at  Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University November 13-14, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2015.

Presentation: THE CHILD’S RIGHT TO BE HEARD AND SEEN . Participatory research with and among children from excluded communities in Central African Republic 10th International Seminar devoted to Dr. Janusz Korczak: Children as Human Rights Defenders – in the spirit of Janusz Korczak and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to United Nation, Geneva 28th-30th September 2018.








Presentation: Children ‘out of place’ in fragile contexts – socially and culturally marginalized children and their rights, 11th International Summer School

“International experiences in the area of refugee and migrant children’s adaptation – theory, research, praxis”, Warsaw 2017.



Presentation: Intercultural integration and cross cultural research team building, 11th International Summer School. International experiences in the area of refugee and migrant children’s adaptation – theory, research, praxis. APS Warsaw 2017.

Presentation: “What remains”. From the narrations of the Polish community in Georgia about the material and nonmaterial legacy of a place” during the international conference “The Polish Caucasus: history and perspectives” (celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Polish community association in
Georgia), Ivane Javakhishvili
Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia,  June 2015.

Presentation: “Polish community schools in Georgia – from the intergenerational transmission to school transmission”, during the international scientific conference “TehnoObraz 2015”, at the Janka
Kupala State University, Grodno Belarus,  March 2015.

Keynote speaker – international conference: “The Best Interests of the Child: a dialogue between theory and practice. Focus on the best interests of the child in family affairs”, organized by the Belgian authorities, in cooperation with the Children’s Rights Division of the Council of Europe in Brussels, December 2014: 

Presentation: The right to education of children from minorities and minority communities in contemporary Georgia. Second International CREAN Conference On Children’s Rights to Non-discrimination, Vilnius, Litwa, Siauliai University, Mykolas Romeris University 2014.

Presentation: “Children-soldiers and children of indigenous peoples – (in)direct victims, witnesses and agents of conflict. The problem of children’s participation from local perspective” during the international conference “Children as actors for transforming society”,CAUX Foundation as part of the Luman security”, Caux, July 2013 :

Presentation: The right to education of children from minorities and minority communities in contemporary Georgia, 2nd International CREAN Conference on Children’s Rights to NonDiscrimination, Vilnius Lithuania,  2014

Lecture: Intercultural education in research and praxis – the case of Poland,  FH, Freiburg Germany, 2014

Presentation: Reforming the Legal Status of Teachers in Poland na międzynarodowej konferencji: Coping with New Legal Challenges in Education, Building schools for children with rights; Dignity in Education – case studies”, European Association for Education Law and Policy, Kaunas

Presentation: The needs to grow up in an opportune, multilingual and metropolitan context. The International week ‘To grow up in an opportune, multilingual and metropolitan context’, Erasmus University College Brussels (EhB) Brussels,  Belgium.