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Important update 25/01-2021 - conference postponed to 2022

Our Conference, Sustainability of intercountry adoption from different perspectives, was initially scheduled for May 2020 and then postponed to April 2021. Following the second wave of Covid19 that has hit Europe, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the event again. It no longer seems a viable option to hold an international conference in April 2021 and we believe that postponing the event again to later in 2021 is just as risky.

We have therefore decided to set new dates for the Conference further into the future – that is on Thursday April 28 and Friday April 29, 2022, at the same location as originally planned; Scandic Sydhavnen in Copenhagen (Denmark). 

Our intention is to keep as close to the original program as possible since we believe that the main themes of the Conference will still be relevant in 2022. The large majority of our speakers have already confirmed their participation for the new dates.

Please note that tickets that have already purchased will still be valid for the new dates in 2022, while we expect to open up the sale of new tickets in late summer 2021, at the usual link HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Marina Bonetti via mail: mb@d-i-a.dk  


Important update 13/05-2020 - new dates for the conference

DIA and EurAdopt are glad to announce that new dates have been set for the EurAdopt International Conference in Copenhagen. As previously announced, the conference had to be postponed due to the global Covid-19 emergency. 

The conference will take place on April 22nd and 23rd, 2021 at the same venue - Hotel Scandic Sydhavnen in Copenhagen.

It is now possible to register for the conference again via this link. 

Tickets that were already purchased for the original 2020 dates will be valid for the new 2021 dates. 


Important update 13/03-2020 - covid-19

Due to the emergency situation caused by the spread of Covid-19, the Danish State Minister Mette Frederiksen has introduced some drastic measures in the country: among other things, all events with more than 100 people are strongly discouraged. 

This unfortunately means that it is highly unlikely that we will be able/allowed to hold our conference on May 14th and May 15th as planned. We hope that we will be able to postpone the conference to later, but for now it is uncertain when it will be possible to hold the conference. For this reason, it is not possible to register for the conference at the moment. 

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. In these special circumstances we all need to strictly follow the guidelines set out by our authorities in order to ensure everyone´s health and safety. 

We will update this page as soon as we know more, and we will of course contact the people who have already signed up once a final decision will be taken.


EurAdopt Conference 2021

Please mark your calendar for the EurAdopt Conference 2020!

The conference will take place at Hotel Scandic Sydhavnen in Copenhagen
on the 14th to 15th of May.

The theme of the conference is: “Sustainability of intercountry adoption from different perspectives

The conference will be divided in three parts: 

  • Evaluation of intercountry adoption as a child protection measure
  • Cooperation and sustainability of intercountry adoption
  • Post Adoption Service

The conference provides an ample opportunity for professionals and experts or everybody with an interest in the field of intercountry adoption and child welfare to meet and discuss issues of common interest. At the last conference in Italy over 240 participants from various countries attended. The conference is open to the public.

Find the invitation letter here


Find the conference program here

Registration and payment

Registration and payment can be made through this webpage: 


The following tickets are available: 

Early Bird ticket - General Admission without Gala Dinner - € 250
(only available until March 15th - then regular price of € 280)
includes: 2 days conference, refreshments during both days, light lunch on May 14th and lunch on May 15th

Early Bird ticket - General Admission with Gala Dinner - € 305
(only available until March 15th - then regular price of € 325)
includes: 2 days conference, refreshments during both days, light lunch on May 14th and lunch on May 15th, Gala Dinner on May 14th


Tickets do not include accommodation.
Accommodation can be booked at a discounted price at Hotel Scandic Sydhavnen by writing directly to MEETING.sydhavnen@scandichotels.com and specifying participation in the conference (discounted rooms will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis).


Find directions to the Conference Venue here