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3rd. European Congress of Family Friendly Municipalities

9 November, 2022 | 14:00 - 17:00 UTC+1

3rd Congress of the European Network of Family-Friendly Municipalities

‘Breaking barriers: Local family policies for young people’s future”

Date:  9 November 2022, from 2 to 5,00 pm. (CET)


The Congress will be streamed live on YouTube here:

(In the comments section you can send your questions to the speakers during the event)


14:00 Opening

  • Regina Maroncelli, president of ELFAC
  • Kinga Joó, member of the European Economic and Social Committee
  • Pablo Cornide, Policy Officer, Unit of Future of work & Youth employment, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

What young people really need?:

14:15 Government’s measures to help young families in Poland: Barbara Socha, Government Plenipotentiary for Demographic Policy and Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Family and Social Policy

14:30 Addressing youth needs – lessons learned from the 2022 European Year of Youth: Ms. Biliana Sirakova, EU Youth Coordinator.

14:45 It is universal suffrage only if young people can vote: Matteo Rizzoli, professor of Public Economy, University of Rome Lumsa (Italy)

Innovative policies supporting young people in their life’s projects:

15:00 Trentino (Italy): Luciano Malfer, director of the Agency for Social Cohesion, Trento.

15:15 Hungary: Balazs Molnár, vice president of the Maria Kopp Institute for Demography and Families, Budapest (Hungary)

15:30. Castro Marim (Portugal): Anaísa Firmino, member of the municipality | Trzebnica (Poland): Paweł Siciński, member of the municipality

15.45 The voice of civil society:

  • Liz Gosme, director, COFACE Families Europe
  • Alice Pittini, Director of Housing Europe’s research observatory
  • Nicola Speranza, Secretary General, Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE)

16:30  The voice of young people:

  • Tietje Iwersen, Germany
  • Evita Dimante, Latvia
  • Ramon Ros, Spain
  • Maja Jésmanowicz, Poland

16:50 Conclusions: Raul Sanchez, Secretary general of ELFAC


9 November, 2022
14:00 - 17:00 UTC+1


European Economic and Social Committee, Rue Bellard 99
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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