The FamiliesAndSocieties third annual consortium meeting was held at the Campus WU, Vienna University of Economics and Business in Vienna, Austria, on January 13-15, 2016. The Austrian Academy of Sciences / Vienna Institute of Demography hosted the meeting. The primary aim of the consortium meeting was to provide a progress overview regarding achievements in the project over the past three years and to strengthen contacts between researchers and stakeholders.
The meeting started with a stakeholder workshop in which policy implications of the project results were discussed extensively by the participating stakeholders and work package co-leaders. At the plenary the second day, Professor Frances Goldscheider (Emerita, Brown University, USA and College Park Professor, University of Maryland, USA, member of the FamiliesAndSocieties Advisory Board) provided the keynote address: “Fatherhood, the Gender Revolution and the Second Demographic Transition”. Presentations and discussions on three main topics followed: gender and generations; children’s life chances and vulnerability. A transversal workshop concluded the day.
The program also included internal work package discussions. About 115 participants attended the meeting: members of the research teams from the 28 partner organizations, six Advisory Board members and representatives of 21 stakeholder organizations (four international organizations and national stakeholders from 15 countries).