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Welcome to EUSARF 2018, PORTO, PORTUGAL 

It is with great pleasure that the city of Porto will be hosting the XV Conference EUSARF (European Scientific Association on Residential & Family Care for Children and Adolescents), EUSARF 2018 PORTO, from 2nd to 5th October 2018. As the Chair of the Organizing Committee and on behalf of the EUSARF Committee Board and of the Group for Research and Intervention in Adoption and Out-of-home Care of the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto, I would like to welcome you on board!

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal! It is mostly worldwide known for its Port wine, cuisine and old city centre. In 2017, and for the third time, Porto was elected The European Best Destination, by The European Best Destinations Agency. On the banks of the gorgeous River Douro, Porto is well-known for its cosiness, warmth and friendly environment. It will be in this setting, that EUSARF 2018 Porto will be held!


Please note the following changes in key deadlines:

  • on 10th February 2018, the EUSARF 2018 Porto website was launched;
  • on 15th February 2018, abstract submissions were opened;
  • the deadline for submitting abstracts was extended to 18th April 2018;
  • corresponding authors will be notified of abstract acceptance or rejection and the form of presentation by email, no later than 20th May 2018;
  • all presenting authors of accepted abstracts are required to register for the Conference until 20th June 2018.

Enrolments are now OPEN!!! Please go to REGISTRATION

As far as accommodation is concerned, Porto is a highly sought destination and there are (Conference pre-booked) hotels of different ratings (from 2 to 5 stars) within walking distance of the Conference venue – Centro de Congressos Alfândega do Porto (

See you all at the opening session on 2nd October 2018 in Porto!




Maria Barbosa Ducharne
Chair of the Organization Committee
EUSARF 2018 Porto
Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto



Technical secretary
Could be Love, Lda
Rua Francisco Sanches, 110
4050-282 Porto, Portugal
Conference location
Rua Nova da Alfândega
Edifício da Alfândega
4050-430 Porto