Welcome Message from Co-Chairpersons

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Further to the announcement at the Closing Ceremony of the Asian Family Summit held in August 2018 in Hong Kong, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 6th CIFA Regional Symposium to be held on 25 to 27 November, 2020 in Taiwan. The Symposium will provide yet another excellent opportunity for sharing and exchange of knowledge and experience in policy formulation, researches, good practices and innovative initiatives on family issues, as well as strengthening the linkage and fostering closer collaboration among various regions/countries to enhance family well-being in Asia, This Symposium will be co-hosted by the Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asian Region (CIFA) and the National Taiwan University Children and Family Research Center Sponsored by CTBC Charity Foundation (CFRC), together with many co-organisers and supporting organisations.

To sustain the momentum created during the Asian Family Summit in mapping out An Agenda For Action in Asia to echo the international efforts in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development as promulgated by the United Nations, we have chosen “Family First: Supporting Asian Families in the Era of Inclusive Growth” as its main theme, with a number of sub-themes surrounding significant issues faced by nowadays families in Asia. We firmly believe that by actively involving in the Sympoisum, either as a speaker or a participant, to share expertise and experiences, and to meet like-minded people who share the mission of “Converging Professional Wisdom for Family Well-Being”, we will be strengthened and aspired, in close partnership, to strive for more effective policies and innovative measures to cope with different family challenges, enhance family functioning and contribute to the global effort in actualizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Mark your diary and make arrangements for attending this important regional event. We look forward to meeting you again in Taipei in November 2020!

Mrs. Patricia Chu

Prof. Joyce Feng

What's New

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06 Mar, 2020
6th CIFA Regional Symposium has received the permission from International Journal of Social Welfare to allocate a special issue for the quality papers presented at the conference. Once papers are reviewed and endorsed by editorial group of International Journal of Social Welfare, they will be published in a special issue. Full papers should be submitted to CIFA secretariat by 28 February 2021 if authors are interested.
The internationally renowned journal, was rated impact factor of 1.031 in 2018. The journal publishes papers in the areas of social welfare and social work, including: migration, economy, policy, health, gender, age, class, mental health. Its inter-disciplinary approach and comparative perspective promote examination of most pressing social welfare issues to the date.
Contributors are eagerly solicited to take advantage of this opportunity. For more submission requirements, please refer to the symposium official website/ Registration & Submission/ Call for Abstracts. Please do submit your abstracts online before 31st July 2020.

06 Mar, 2020
Wofoo 3A Project 2020: Extension of Deadline for Initial Submission
Taking into consideration of recent situation of the coronavirus outbreak, CIFA decided to extend the submission deadline from 28 February, 2020 to 3 April, 2020. Apart from this, please note that the followings remain unchanged.
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25 Feb, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organising committee has postponed the deadline for the call for abstract to 31st July, and early-bird registration to 31st August, other schedules remain the same. Please follow the news accordingly and take the chance to submit your abstracts!