The FamiliesAndSocieties Fourth Annual Stakeholder Seminar “Policies for families: Is there a best practice?” was held at the European Parliament in Brussels, on September 29, 2016. Speakers and panellists focused on crucial policy issues related to child care arrangements, youth and gender equality, and explored the role of policies with respect to family and life-course developments.
Published October 20 2016 – Read more
The FamiliesAndSocieties Third Annual Stakeholder Seminar “Intergenerational Linkages in the Family” was held in Brussels, on January 26, 2016. The main questions discussed were how laws and policies shape gendered interdependencies in families, how the so-called “sandwich generation” (those who are simultaneously raising a child and caring for parents, aged 45-69) cares for parents across countries, and how the financial crisis has affected intergenerational patterns of family support across households.
Published February 10 2016 – Read more
The FamiliesAndSocieties Second Annual Stakeholder Seminar “Multiple pathways towards integration: The diversity of immigrant families in Europe” was held in Brussels, on January 26, 2015. Experts from research, policy-makers, and representatives of civil society organisations discussed about migration from a family perspective, with special attention to the role and impact of transnational families on children’s wellbeing in both origin and destination countries, as well as to the demographic behaviors of descendants of migrants in European countries.
Published February 5 2015 – Read more
The FamiliesAndSocieties first Stakeholder seminar “Solomonic choices. Parental separation and family policies in Europe” was held in Brussels, on January 28, 2014. Experts from research, policy, and NGO’s discussed the most recent findings on the influence of family breakups on the development of children, what role public childcare as well as joint custody can play, and what policy-recommendations can be drawn from these findings.
Published February 5 2014 – Read more