European Summit of Regions and Cities

Marseille Marseille

What is the European Summit of regions and cities? The European Summit of regions and cities is a gathering of local representatives organised every two years by the European Committee of the Regions to discuss the EU's future challenges. This time, the Summit aims at increasing the impact and outreach of the Conference on the ... Read more

First International Workshop on Family Support

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya UIC, Inmaculada 22, Barcelona

Program and more information here Registration here (deadline March 30) Family support is a broad and extensive task that can be carried out in different ways and in different areas: schools, family clubs, psycho-pedagogical or mediation offices, medical clinics, parishes and other locations where families gather. From these settings, it is possible to support families, especially the youngest ones, ... Read more

Sicily (Italy): The 5th National Convention of Family-friendly municipalities

San Gregorio di Catania Via Carlo Alberto n.6, San Gregorio di Catania

The Municipality of Gregorio di Catania hosts the fifth National Convention of the Municipalities friends of the family which will be a precious opportunity to discuss municipal policies for the well-being of the family, identifying the goals achieved and the prospects for future development. During the event, the various projects implemented by the Municipality of ... Read more

Workshop in Dublin (Ireland): Bringing Large Families Back on the Policy Agenda

School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, University College Dublin Dublin, Ireland School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, University College Dublin, Dublin

Recent studies show that large families are much more common than assumed in wealthy nations (Curran 2021, Fahey 2017, Bujard et al. 2019), but receive very little research and policy attention. While recent decades have seen a poverty research and policy focus on lone parent families, children in large families face a similar risk of ... Read more

World Family Summit 2022 – No Family Left Behind: Families and Local Authorities working together to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and to promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Palais des Nations Palais des Nations, Geneva

  World Family Summit 2022 |June 28 and 29, 2022 | Geneve – Swiss Palais des Nations Room Tempus 2 The World Family Organization, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research – UNITAR in partnership with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Division for Inclusive Sustainable Development, the ... Read more

Presentation of the “European Handbook for SDG Voluntary Local Reviewers – 2022 edition”


The 2022 edition of European Handbook for SDG Voluntary Local Reviews provides policy makers, urban practitioners and experts with a consolidated method and examples of indicators that European local and regional governments can use to monitor the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) are processes that encompass both the ... Read more

3rd European Convention of of Family Friendly Municipalities (online)


Companies and Territories: The Future is Called Family

Spazio Polaresco Via del Polaresco, 15, Bergamo

COMPANIES AND TERRITORIES: THE FUTURE IS CALLED FAMILY Denatality, depopulation of rural areas and an ageing population are putting companies and territories to the test. The demographic challenge must be tackled with awareness, in order to retain young talent, encourage the formation of new families and guarantee a future for communities. The conference will present ... Read more

Study visit in Trentino (Italy) for Family-Friendly Municipalities

Trento Trento

                The event is addressed to qualified delegations of institutional representatives, associations delegates and senior municipal officials belonging to the European network of family-friendly municipalities promoted by ELFAC. Study visit on the family welfare policies adopted by the Autonomous Province of Trento. The event is addressed to a qualified ... Read more

3rd. European Congress of Family Friendly Municipalities

EESC European Economic and Social Committee, Rue Bellard 99, Brussels

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) ONLINE - REGISTRATION HERE The Congress will be streamed live on YouTube here: (In the comments section you can send your questions to the speakers during the event) ... Read more

European Employment & Social Rights Forum (online and onsite)

The Egg The egg Brussel, Rue Barastraat 175, Brussels

On 16 and 17 November 2022, the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission is organising its inaugural annual flagship event in Brussels, the European Employment & Social Rights Forum. The Forum will be a unique meeting point for opinion and decision makers to discuss current issues around European employment and ... Read more