Four of the young participants came from large families associations of Hungary, Estonia and Italy. The president of ELFAC was one of the speakers together with president and vicepresident of the Hungarian Large Families Association.
15 participants from 11 countries such as Chile, Brazil, Nicaragua, United States and Europe joined the second International Advocacy Workshop organized in Budapest (Hungary) by IFFD, International Federation for Family Development, and NOE, the Hungarian Large Families Association, 2nd to 4th September 2019. It consisted of an intensive three-day alternative educational program with diverse lectures, workshops and good practices.
Family issues, demography, Hungarian family friendly policies, family formation and children wellbeing, were among the topics discussed in the three days activity. The workshop, aiming to train entry-level professional and students of social and political science to the hard job of advocating for families, gave participants the opportunity to learn about governments and international institutions, global affairs and strategies concerning family policies. But it was also an important chance to set a group of experts and establish an international pro family network.
Among the speakers, Ignacio Socias and Alex Vázquez, from IFFD, Katalin Kardosne Gyurko, President of the Hungarian large family association NOE, Petra Aczel, Director of the Institute of Behavioural Science and Communication Theory, Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary), Jan Ledochowski, President, Plattform Christiedemokratie (Austria), Caroline Höglund, Vice-President, HARO (Sweden), Kinga Joo, Vice-President, NOE (Hungary), Madeleine Wallin, Secretary-General, FEFAF and Regina Maroncelli, President of ELFAC, who spoke about role of large families and families associations in modern society.