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European conference "Families on the move"
Thu, 11 May 2017, 19:00 – Fri, 12 May 2017, 16:30 CEST
COFACE Families-Europe and two of its Belgian members Gezinsbond and La Ligue des Familles are jointly organising the conference "Families on the move" that will take place in Brussels at the centre of Europe at the Higher Institute for Family Studies on Friday 12th May 2017 from 9.00 to 16.30.
“Families on the Move” was selected as our theme in 2017 to address pressing challenges for families in Europe and beyond. As a European organisation representing the interests of families and striving to build inclusive European societies, we decided to organise a series of workshops on four “moves”: economic, digital, geographic, and social. For each move, we are bringing together key stakeholders and a variety of perspectives, to firstly discuss the state of play and then pave the way for actions and solutions:
Workshop on Economic move
Portability of benefits and services for families moving within the EU: breaking down key legal and practical barriers
Workshop on Digital move
Empowering families to move freely online: harnessing the full potential of the internet through genuine data portability
Workshop on Geographic move
Separated families moving across borders: how to make the right to family reunification a reality for third country nationals of the EU?
Workshop on Social move
The societal shift in parenting and working roles: legislation as a driver to achieve work-life balance for all
Workshop speakers include representatives from European and national civil society, the European Commission, the Organisation for European Cooperation and Development, the UNHCR, Migration Policy Group, Council of Europe, European and national social partners (ETUC, Business Europe, Dutch trade unions), researchers from universities involved in different EU-wide projects, policy-makers in national government, company representatives, and more.
For more specific information on the conference, please consult the DRAFT PROGRAMME
Deadline for registrations: 2nd May 2017.
Places are limited to 100.
The working language will be in English only.
Please also note that a cocktail and a dinner will be organised the evening before the conference itself on the 11th of May, from 19.00 to 22.00, at La Brasserie Horta, the restaurant attached to the famous Belgian Comic Book Center. Fans of Art Nouveau and comic strip enthusiasts will be able to really enjoy its visual pleasures as well as their culinary delights in a very 'Belgitude' way. For those who would be interested in a visit of this amazing center, we can also organize the booking of tickets for you before the cocktail.
Travel will be arranged and covered by the participants.
The accommodation at the Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre (Rogier) can be booked through the registration process. If you need more nights than the one planned on the 11th of May, please contact Florian Charron: + 32 2 511 41 79 email@example.com.
Regarding the registration process to the different events, accommodation and subsistence mentioned above, please have a look at the following packages into the "Details" section and select the one which will suit you the best.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Brussels for a very promising event!
The COFACE Families Europe team