This international conference addresses the growing body of research activities which inquire into the discursive and material production of ‘the family’ through organisations and services in education and social work, in relation to the everyday practices of ‘doing family’ among their heterogeneous members. It aims to bring together researchers from family studies, childhood studies, anthropology, human geographies, education, social work and other research areas to foster a transdisciplinary discussion towards research approaches and insights, as well as the conceptual and methodological challenges in researching these relational processes.