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IV Convention of the European Network of Family-Friendly Municipalities: “Innovating roots: Working for future generations”
March 1 | 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
Venue: European Economic and Social Committee, Rue Van Maerlant/Van Maerlantstraat 2, Bruxelles, Belgium (VMA Building, room VMA 3)
- 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
- Raul Sanchez, secretary general of ELFAC
13:50 Delivery of diplomas to new municipalities’ members.
Venue: Euroregio office “Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino” – 45-47 Rue de Pascale, 1040 Brussel
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).