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4th Annual FamiliesAndSocieties Stakeholder Seminar: Policies for families: Is there a best practice?

Sep 29

Experts from research, policy, and NGOs will discuss in a confidential atmosphere the most recent findings of the project FamiliesAndSocieties.


The following questions will be addressed:

  • What are the current trends in social policies related to families in Europe?
  • Are there best practices to be followed by countries?
  • What are the most important areas for future policy interventions?

Speakers and panellists will focus on crucial policy issues related to youth, gender equality and childcare arrangements, and will explore the role of policies with respect to family and life-course developments.




European Parliament
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
60 rue Wiertz
1047 Brussels, Belgium
Room: ASP3H1


Confirmed speakers and panellists:

Brando Benifei MEP, European Parliament (Keynote)

Nuria Diez Guardia, Policy Officer, DG-Justice and Consumers, D2 Gender Equality, European Commission

Annemie Drieskens, President of the Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union- COFACE

Anne H. Gauthier, Professor of Comparative Family Studies at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen

Chiara Monfardini, Associate Professor at the University of Bologna and Research Associate at the Research Unit CHILD at Collegio Carlo Alberto

Gerda Neyer, Associate Professor at Stockholm University

Livia Sz. Oláh, Associate Professor at Stockholm University and Project Coordinator of FamiliesAndSocieties

Olivier Thévenon, Social Policy Analyst at the OECD and Research Associate at the Institut national d’études démographiques (INED)


Registration is now closed!


For the full programme please see the file below.

More information on FamiliesAndSocieties:


Event information
Stockholm University, FamiliesAndSocieties, Population Europe
European Parliament, Bât. Altiero Spinelli, 60 rue Wiertz, 1047 Brussels