“International Symposium on Migration and Children”

17-18 November 2016 Istanbul/Turkey

International Symposium on Migrati on and Children, aims to address the phenomenon of migration, which includes historical, economic, social and political dimensions, in terms of children and discuss on a scientific basis.

As part of the Symposium, children’s experiences during their both domestic and external migration process and their economic, cultural, psycho-social and educational problems are to be discussed on the basis of different academic disciplines. It is considered that investigation of this issue in the scope of sociology, history, philosophy, cinema, literature, psychology, law, education and anthropology, will contribute to solution offers and policy making in this area.

This Symposium will be carried out within the project of Civil Society Dialogue Grant Scheme, named “Syr-round the Children Project” and numbered TR2011/0135.15-04/008, financed by EU and Turkey, with the partnership of Üsküdar University, Hacı Habibullah Geredevi Foundation (HAGEV) and CEIPES (Italy).

The papers that will reach our board on the date specified, will be grouped according to theme and sessions will be organized accordingly. The language of the Symposium is Turkish and English.

For abstract delivery form click here. The deadline of abstract submission: October 24th 2016

We will be pleased to welcome esteemed colleagues like you in the symposium that will be carried out in Üsküdar University on 17-18 November 2016. We would like to thank all the institutions and scientists that support the International Symposium on Migration and Child.

Yours sincerely,
Symposium Executive Committee


Civil Society Dialogue is a programme bringing together civil society organisations from Turkey and the EU around common topics, to exchange knowledge and experience, and to build a sustained conversation between the organisations.

The Programme is co-financed by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). The Ministry for European Union Affairs is the responsible institution for the technical implementation of the programme, while the Central Finance and Contracts Unit is the contracting authority.

Since its launch in 2008, the Civil Society Dialogue Programme has supported over 600 dialogue partnerships through 350 projects in many different fields, witnessing hundreds of activities to bring EU and Turkish communities closer together and create a greater mutual understanding amongst them. To date through the first three phase, a total of 42.5 million Euros has funded these activities.

The fourth phase of the programme is suppoting projects across nine policy areas of the EU with a total budget of 11 million Euros. These areas include environment; energy; consumer and health protection; justice, freedom and security; right of establishment and freedom to provide services; regional policy and coordination of structural instruments; enterprise and industrial policy; agriculture and fisheries and education.


  • Migration, Culture and Child
  • Migration and Juvenile Delinquency
  • Migration, Child and Socialization
  • Child Rights and Migration
  • The Psychological Impacts of Migration on Children
  • Child Labor and Migration
  • Migrant Child Theme in Cinema and Literature
  • City and Migrant Child
  • Family Structure Changed by Migration and Child
  • Migration, Woman and Child
  • Human Trafficking and Child
  • Migration, Spatial Change and Child


Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan - Rector of Uskudar University
Assoc. Prof. Abulfez Süleymanov (Uskudar University)
  • Prof. Dr. Hasan Bacanlı (Uskudar University-TURKEY)
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Zülfikar Özkan (Uskudar University-TURKEY)
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Asil Özdoğru (Uskudar University-TURKEY)
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Ömer Osmanoğlu (Uskudar University-TURKEY)
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Arslan (Uskudar University-TURKEY)
  • Research Assist. Fatma Demirbaş Ünver (Uskudar University-TURKEY)
  • Aybike Dinç (Kırıkkale University-TURKEY)
  • Musa Kırkar (CEIPES -ITALY)
  • Mesrure Pınar Üstün (HAGEV-TURKEY)
  • Fırat Polat (HAGEV-TURKEY)
  • Prof. Dr. Sevil Atasoy (Uskudar University- TURKEY)
  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet Zelka (Uskudar University- TURKEY)
  • Prof. Dr. Hasan Bacanlı (Uskudar University- TURKEY)
  • Prof. Dr. Sırrı Akbaba (Uskudar University- TURKEY)
  • Prof. Dr. Veysel Bozkurt (İstanbul University- TURKEY)
  • Prof. Dr. Cahit Gelekçi (Hacettepe University- TURKEY)
  • Prof. Dr. İsmail Doğan (Ankara University- TURKEY)
  • Prof. Dr. Dolunay Şenol (Kırıkkale University- TURKEY)
  • Prof. Dr. İbrahim Özdemir (Uskudar University- TURKEY)
  • Prof. Dr. Nazife Güngör (Uskudar University- TURKEY)
  • Prof.Dr. Nilgün Sarp (Uskudar University- TURKEY)
  • Prof.Dr. İbrahim Sirkeci (Regent’s University London-UK)
  • Prof.Dr. Kuat Kazhumuhanuly Rakhimberdin (Sarsen Amanzholov East Kazakhstan State University -Kazakistan)
  • Prof. Dr. Ilias Iliopoulos (The American College of Greece)
  • Doç. Dr. Taalay Şarşembiyeva (Kırgızistan - Türkiye Manas Üniversitesi)
  • Ali Askerov, Phd, (University of North Carolina at Greensboro-USA)
  • Doç.Dr. Chulpan İldarhanova (Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan-Russia)
  • Dr. Georgios K. Filis (The American College of Greece)
  • Assoc. Prof. İsmail Barış (Uskudar University-TURKEY)
  • Assoc. Prof. Ulaş Sunata (Bahçeşehir University-TURKEY)
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. A.Çağlar. Deniz (Uşak University- TURKEY)
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Pelin Sönmez (Nişantaşı University-TURKEY)


Order of the Page
*Proposals should be written  on a A4 page  and you should give space 2.5 cm from right, left, up and down of the page. Writings should be written with 1.5 cm line spacing between lines .Page number should not be given to the pages.

*Title should be written 14 point with Arial font and in bold.
*The words first letters which forms the title should be written in capital, the other ones are small.
*The Turkish and English meaning of the title should be written one under the other.

The Name(s) of Author(s)
*The name of author or authors should be written 12 point with Arial font and normal which is given a line space.
*The institutions which authors works in  should be written under the names with the same font.
*The author’s academic title, university, faculty, department and e-mail address should be written under the first page with giving postscript .

*Proceeding summary should be written 10 point with Arial font and there should  be 1.5 cm line spacing  between lines.
*Summary should involve proceeding’s aim, method and the result.
*Summary should be formed with the most 200 words.
*There should be given at least 3 at most 6 key words under the summary
*There should be English meaning of the key words with the same font under the summary.

Main text
*Main text should be written 11 point with Arial font and spacing out 1.5 cm between the lines.
*The Main text should be made up of the subtitles of introduction, method, findings, conclusion and discussion, bibliography
*Subtitles should be written 12 point with Arial font in bold and they should be on the left side of the page.

Charts and Formats( if there is in the proceeding)
*Charts and formats should be prepared suitable to be published and placed in the text.
*There should be given number to the charts and formats and written titles to them.
*The titles of the charts and formats should be written 11 point with Arial font in bold on the left side of the page.
*There should be used only three horizontal lines not vertical lines in charts.

Demonstration Source in the Text
*When you demonstrate source in the text, you should demonstrate quotations which is taken from the other sources in parenthesis.
*The surname of the author, publication year of the work and page number should be demonstrated in source parenthesis (Ex. Sever, 2013:25)
*If there are two different authors who have two or more studies in the same parenthesis, sources are demonstrated to the alphabetic al order of the surnames of authors (Ex. Göktürk, 1998; Uygur, 1985; Vygotsky, 1962)
*When you cannot reach original source, the information of the people who quote are given.

Demonstration Source in Bibliography Part
*All sources in the text should be indicated in bibliography part.
*Works in bibliography part should be organized to the alphabetical order of the surnames of the authors.
*Book, article, proceeding, thesis and dictionary sources should be indicated in bibliography.

Single Written Book: Başgöz, İlhan 2016) Encyclopedia of Minor Folk Dancing. İstanbul: Ürün Publishing

Multi-written Book: Sever, S., Kaya, Z.and Aslan, C. (2006) Turkish Teaching with Activites. Ankara : Morpa  Publishing

Book Chapter: Acan, F.(1996) ‘’Women Academics in Turkey: Historical Process and  The Situation At the present’’, H. Coşkun (Ed.) Women in Academic Life(p.75-87). Ankara: Turkish German Cultural Studies Publishing.

Translated Book: Duverger, M. (1986) Introduction to the Social Sciences (Translation: Ü. Oksay). Ankara: Bilgi Publishing.

Thesis: Çevik, Mehmet(2010) ‘’ Jokes in Oral Culture’’ Unpublished Master Thesis , Gazi University Social Sciences Institute , Ankara.

Dictionary: Turkey Sciences Academy (2011) Turkish Scientific Terms Dictionary Social Sciences. Ankara: Yeni Reform Printing

Article: Sağlam, Serdar (2006) ‘’ Internal Migration and Urbanization in Turkey’’, Türkiyat searches Journal, Number 5,p.34-44.

Proceeding: Turan, Metin (2007) ‘’ Migration And Literature’’ (p.222-229) VI KIBATEK Literature Symposium Proceedings Book. Ankara: KIBATEK Publishing


Abstracts should be written in English.

Abstracts should be prepared with Microsoft Word format.

Typing area of ​​each page should be regulated as so to remain 3,5 cm left, right, above and below.

Abstract should be written by using Times New Roman font, justified and 1.5-line spacing.

Paper title: 14 font size, bold, initials are capital, centered

Author/Authors’ name: Centered and 12 font size

Institution: Centered and 12 font size

E-mail address should be written with 10 font size

Key words should be min 3, up to 5 words


Deadline of Abstract Submission : 24 October 2016

Announcement of Accepted Abstracts : 1 November 2016

Deadline of Full-Text Submisson : 7 November 2016

Announcement of the Program : 10 November 2016


Address : Altunizade Mh. Haluk Türksoy Sk. No:14 PK:34662 Üsküdar / İstanbul / Turkey

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