Flyer zum EU-Symposium
Program of the symposium with further information on registration, location and accomodation.
Introduction - Context and aims of the EU Symposium "Family policies matter!"
In his welcome speech, Professor Georg Cremer, Secretary General of German Caritas Association, outlines the reason-why of the symposium highlighting some European and German matters in family policies at hand.
Abstract of all contributions
Please find here a "bullet points"-overview on the most interesting facts given in the presentations from the various EU member states.
Denmark - Advantages of a universal and generous family policy
Peter Abrahamson, Professor at the Department of Sociology at Copenhagen University, underlines the conditions of success in Danish policy for families.
Denmark - Peter Abrahamson - plain text version
The contribution by Professor Abrahamson of Copenhagen University as a text paper.
Good Practice Denmark
The contribution by Denmark's Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Social Services) concentrates on Family houses - an early preventive intervention for young vulnerable mothers and their children.
France - Family Policy Developments and Situation 2014
Brigitte Alsberge, working for the Département Solidarités Familiale of French Caritas Organisation Secours catholique, outlines French Family policies of some centuries and gives an overview of nowaday's goals and measures.
Good Practice France
The French Family house "La maison des familles à Auchel" serves as a good practice example of Secours catholique organization to display social work for families in an economically challenged region.
Germany - Objectives and Effects of Family Policies
Karin Jurczyk, Head of department at German Youth Institute, displays the goals of German family policy and their response to social challenges.
Good Practice Germany
Good practice presented by German Caritas Association focuses on the needs of “young” families and the contribution of volunteers as carried out in the nationwide project “Early assistance within Caritas (2010 - 2013)”.
Slovenia - Family life as the cornerstone of Europe's future
Father Tadej Strehovec of Caritas Slovenia has the facts of Slovenian family life situation and policy.
Good Practice Slovenia
Alenka Petek who works for Diocesan Caritas Ljubljana informs on the programs and assistance measures for families in need which Diocesan and Parish Caritas organizations offer at the City of Ljubljana.
Living conditions of families in Europe
Beat Fux, Professor of Comparative Social Structure Analysis at Salzburg University, specifies facts and figures on family living circumstances around Europe.
Initiative for Solidarity
German Caritas runs an overall thematic initiative every three years. Between 2012 and 2014 it’s the “Initiative for solidarity and social cohesion”.