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IV Convention of the European Network of Family-Friendly Municipalities: “Innovating roots: Working for future generations”

1 March, 2023 | 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

IV CONVENTION OF THE EUROPEAN NETWORK OF FAMILY-FRIENDLY MUNICIPALITIES 

“INNOVATING ROOTS: WORKING FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS”

Brussels, Wednesday, 1st March 2023

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PROGRAM

Venue: European Economic and Social Committee, Rue Van Maerlant/Van Maerlantstraat 2,  Bruxelles, Belgium (VMA Building, room VMA 3)

10:00 Welcome

10:30   Opening

  • Regina Maroncelli, president of the European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC) and the European Network of Family-Friendly Municipalities.
  • Christa Schweng, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Csaba Borboly, representative of the European Committee of Regions (CoR)

10:45 Keynote speech: How to improve public policies without public funds

  • Luciano Malfer, general director of the Agency for Social Cohesion, Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy)

11:20   Working at national level:

  • The case of Poland: Family-friendly policies in municipalities and companies
    • Barbara Socha, Under Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Demographic Policy, Ministry of Families and Social Policy, Poland

11:40 The experience of the national networks:

  • Italian network: Chiara Ledda 
  • Portuguese network: Rosario Carneiro

12:00   Good practices from Municipalities:

  • Section I: Innovative policies to support families:
    • Bartosz Bartoszewicz, Deputy Mayor of Gdynia (Poland)
    • Emese Balogh-Madár, Vice mayor of Belváros-Lipótváros, 5th District of Budapest (Hungary)
  • Section II: Family tourism: experiences of municipalities with a tourist vocation:
    • Maria Grazia Salaris, councillor for family policies, Alghero (Italy)
    • Krisztina Forró, Senior Project Manager, Veszprém (European Capital of Culture 2023, Hungary)
    • Maitane Tocino, Product Manager of Basquetour, (Basque Country, Spain)
  • Section III: Good practices on partnerships with companies for a new work culture:
    • Mercedes Hernandez, Director of Partnerships and Institutional Relations, MasFamilia Foundation (Spain).
    • Emanuele Sacco, Fellow, Aurora Fellows (Italy)

13:30   Closing speech:

  • Dubravka Šuica, vice president for Democracy and Demography, European Commission

13:40   Q&A

13:45 Conclusions

  • Raul Sanchez, secretary general of ELFAC

13:50   Delivery of diplomas to new municipalities’ members.

Training session

Venue: Euroregio office “Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino” – 45-47 Rue de Pascale, 1040 Brussel

14:00 Lunch

15:00 – 17:00  Training and workshop for municipalities.

  • Results of the 1st. European survey on family-friendly municipalities.
  • European taxonomy: Networking on family services.
  • Practice community: Sharing economy and energy.
  • Partnership with companies .
  • Family tourism certification.
  • Sharing good practices (open floor).

Details

Date:
1 March, 2023
Time:
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Venue

EESC
Rue de Treves 74
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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