Children’s rights in the Nordic context – 30 years with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

In the forthcoming special issue, we seek papers on children’s rights in the Nordic context with diverse theoretical, methodological and thematic approaches. The overall goal of the special issue is to learn more about and critically reflect upon the policies and practices related to the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in the Nordic Region today. This includes studies on children’s rights in everyday life: in the family, in kindergarten, at school, and in their leisure time. Furthermore, it also includes a rights perspective on children’s encounters with the public: within the child welfare system, health care services, immigration system and youth justice. Last but not least, it includes research on how children’s rights are safeguarded at community level: in political decisions, law implementations and policy briefings.

For more information in ENGLISH, see 2018 Call special issue in BARN

For mer informasjon på NORSK, se 2018 Invitasjon til temanummer i BARN


We look forward to your contribution!


September 15, 2018: Deadline for abstract submission, 150-200 words, written preferably in a Scandinavian language or alternatively English.

October 1, 2018: Feedback to potential authors about submission of article manuscript.

December 15, 2018: Deadline for submitting article manuscript of max 7000 words, including references.

Autumn 2019: Publishing


Please send abstracts to our managing editor Karin Ekberg: 

Barn has a double-blind review process. For further guidelines for authors, see:

To read more about Barn:

For questions regarding the special issue, please contact the guest editors.


Best regards,

The guest editors Marit Ursin and Ingunn Tollisen Ellingsen


Marit Ursin

Norwegian Centre for Child Research

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology


Ingunn Tollisen Ellingsen

Department of Social Studies

University of Stavanger