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DIGITAL FUTURE: 4th Congress of Family Friendly Municipalities

February 7 | 10:00 - 17:00 UTC+1

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DIGITAL FUTURE: FAMILY FRIENDLY CITIES AND INNOVATION CHALLENGES

Digitalisation can represent an important tool to implement innovative family friendly policies in services, transport, education, governance, time management.

Big cities as well as small rural communities and companies should  take advantage of innovation and digitalisation to become and remain attractive by adopting the perspective of family wellbeing. Without leaving no one (and no place) behind.

➡️ We are looking to hear about best practices in your municipality.

➡️  If your municipality would like to present a good practice in the Congress, please let us know as soon as possible at info@elfac.org.

WEDNESDAY 07 FEBRUARY 2024

BRUSSELS, EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF REGIONS (CoR), ROOM JDE 51

From 10 am to 5 pm
REGISTRATION CLOSED. THE CONGRESS WILL BE BROADCAST ONLINE ON THIS LINK.

DRAFT PROGRAM

10:00 Welcome

10:30 Opening

Presentation: Raul Sanchez, secretary general of ELFAC and of the European Network

  • Regina Maroncelli, president of the European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC) and of the European Network of Family-Friendly Municipalities.
  • Francesca Gerosa,  Councilor for the Family, Province of Trento (Italy) (video message)
  • Krzysztof Balon, Vice-President Civil Society Organisations’ Group, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Csaba Borboly, President of Harghita County Council (Romania), Member of the European Committee of Regions (CoR)
  • Dubravka Šuica, vice president for Democracy and Demography, European Commission (video message)

11:15 Focus on family policies to boost economy

  • Matteo Rizzolli, associate professor of Economic Policy at LUMSA University (Rome).

11:30 “Development of step-by-step guidelines for participatory Digital Villages Initiative roadmap and practical toolkit” (FAO-financed project currently implemented by AEIDL).

  • Aaron Imperiale, Head of Business Development, Project Manager of AEIDL (European Association for Innovation in Local Development)

11:45 Digital development in companies and municipalities for family friendly services

  • Lucia Marchegiani, Associate Professor of Business Organization at the Department of Business Studies, Roma Tre University

12:00 Territorial cohesion, family policies and demographics

  • Ádám Karácsony, Vice-President of the County Council of Pest Megye (Hungary), Member of the European Committee of the Regions

12:15 “Driving change for better cities” – URBACT’s support for cooperation and digital transition

  • Margit Tünnemann, Senior Policy Officer, URBACT Secretariat

12:30 Questions and answers

12:45 Lunch (It is possible to eat in the building’s own cafeteria).

GOOD PRACTICES

14:15 Latest developments in the area of fighting depopulation, in the context of the EC Communication “Harnessing talent in Europe’s regions”.

  • Agnieszka Bednarska-Bernatek, Policy Officer – Urban and territorial development, Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

14:30 From family friendly municipalities to the family audit for companies: digitalisation and innovation in progress

  • Luciano Malfer, general director of the Agency for Social Cohesion (Autonomous Province of Trentino, Italy).

14:45 Innovation in Greek Municipalities

  • Fokion Zaimis, Deputy Governor of Entrepreneurship Research & Innovation Region of Western Greece, Regional Counselor

15:00 A certification model for Municipalities

  • Mercedes Hernandez, Fundación Masfamilia (Spain)

15:15 Presentation of local best practices from municipalities and companies

  1. Family-friendly projects of the City of Krakow (Poland) implemented with the use of digital technologies: Mateusz Ploskonka, Deputy Director of the Department of Health and Social Policy / Marzena Paszkot, Advisor to the Mayor of Krakow City for Family Affairs
  2. The challenges of the digital transition in ensuring support for families (Ílhavo, Portugal): Assunção Mariana Carlos Ramos, Councilwoman / Mónica Coelho Batista, Head of Division for Social Development and Health 
  3. Digitalisation and improvement of new services for families (Albergaria-a-Velha, Portugal): Catarina Mendes, Councilwoman / Mariana Letra, gerontolist of the social services.
  4. Municipal Digital Skills Plan (Santo Tirso, Portugal): Mariana Gomes, head of department / Jose Pedro Machado, councilor
  5. Águeda Living Lab: Fostering Innovation, Creativity and Experimentation (Agueda, Portugal): Luis Martins, Senior Caseworker
  6. Detecting needs of large families in rural world (Tomelloso, Spain): Maria Victoria Jiménez and José Fernando García, president and secretary of the Large Families Association of Tomelloso.
  7. “Myspot for learning”, digital platform for the educational community (Druento, Italy): Alessandra de Grandis, municipal adviser for family policies.
  8. Virtual Family Point (Alghero, Italy): Chiara Ledda, Italian Large Families Association.
  9. Family friendly measures of the Municipality of Paks (Hungary): Péter Szabó, mayor of Paks.
  10. Best practices for park renovation (Budapest, Hungary): Emese Balogh-Madár, vice mayor of Belvaros-Lipotvaros (Budapest).
  11. Experience in promoting a family-friendly environment in a company: Martina Colleluori, Business Developer, XERA SRL (Italy) (video message)

16:30 Questions and answers

16:45 Conclusions and delivery of diplomas to new members of the European Network

 

Details

Date:
February 7
Time:
10:00 - 17:00 UTC+1

Venue

European Commitee of the Regions (CoR)
European Economic and Social Committee, Rue Bellard 99
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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