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Virtual tour of Family-Friendly Municipalities with Braga (Portugal): Family friendly policies and best practices
April 21 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+2
WEBINAR: THE VIRTUAL TOUR OF EUROPEAN FAMILY FRIENDLY MUNICIPALITIES
With the support of:
Due to Covid19 crisis, the activities of the Network turn on line, to share best practices, information and a family friendly culture.
GOAL: To visit European family-friendly municipalities and learn about their best practices, and how they reach for the well-being of families.
WHERE / HOW: Study visits will be held virtually via Facebook and YouTube, thus enabling to share experiences and provide ideas with practically no cost.
WHEN: On Wednesday, every month, from 11 am to 12 pm.
WHO: For each family-friendly municipality, there will be several representatives presenting different aspects of family polices: the major (or vice-major), contact person of the municipality, family representative with their experience, representative of family-friendly companies that support family policies, president or vice-president of the local national Large Family Association, scholar (sociologist, demographer, economist…), the network representative, European deputy from EU parliament.
NEXT VISIT: BRAGA – WEDNESDAY 21th. APRIL 2021, 11 am-12 pm CET (Central European Time)
1 – PRESENTATION BY ELFAC AND APFN (ASSOCIAÇÃO PORTUGUESA DE FAMÍLIAS NUMEROSAS)
2 – VÍDEO OF THE CITY OF BRAGA: “PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE”
3 – INTRODUCTION “BRAGA FAMILY-FRIENDLY MUNICIPALITIES”
4 – RICARDO RIO, MAYOR CITY OF BRAGA: BRAGA IS BEING DISTINGUISHED FOR THE SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AS A “FAMILY RESPONSIBLE MUNICIPALITY.
5 – ANTÓNIO DIREITO, HEAD OF SOCIAL COHESION AND SOLIDARITY: GOOD PRACTICES
- PROJECT ROOF
- BOOTCAMP SOCIAL ECONOMY
- HELPLINE 60+
- CABINET OF MIGRANTS
- PROJECT RED MAY
6 – WELL BEING
It is attentive to sports and well-being where it has developed activities for all ages with monitoring and surveillance.
In terms of health, it implemented free child vaccination and created a Municipal Health Office.
7 – SERVICES TO THE CITIZENS
8 – SPORTS: BEST MOMENTS FROM CED 18
9 – GNRATION
10 – ENVIRONMENT
In the environment section, Quinta Pedagógica provides families with a space in contact with nature and animals and with the Official Collection Center, family responsibility policies extend to the social veterinary medicine program, the animal food bank and the veterinary check.
11 – VITOR ESPERANÇA – BRAGAHABIT, SOCIAL HOUSING
In housing, support for lease, sub-lease and reduction of various municipal fees, such as housing tax reduction and family housing tax reduction.
12 – EDUCATION
Education is also a strong stimulus in family awareness and in this context Braga supports with merit scholarships, school manuals, the reinforcement of support in school meals, has developed the School Bus, an innovative school transport initiative in addition to the Pimpolho Project or the Road School Education.
- PROJECT SCHOOL BUS
- PROJECT “BRAGA EM RISCO”
- PROJECT “FESTA NO PARQUE DA PONTE”
13 – CULTURE
The Lúcio Craveiro Library is also a landmark in family support and constantly develops leisure and relaxation initiatives through reading and entertainment exercises.
14 – CLOSING: MAYOR CITY OF BRAGA, RICARDO RIO