29 April, “Families in the Crisis – Finding work-life balance in difficult economic context” conference.
Next week we are in Athens, to bring key European policy makers, researchers, family organisations and other stakeholders together to take stock on how the crisis has impacted the lives of families, in particular women.
Over 100 delegates will join us at the Impact Hub, a social enterprise in the heart of Athens to listen to different plenary presentations, to network, to learn more about projects and to understand better the situation of women in the Southern and Eastern European countries.
As is now commonly understood, budget cuts to services for families, loss of jobs, reduction of family support payments make it more and more difficult for women to remain on the labour market and poses a serious risk to their health, mental health and economic independence and future pensions.
We are very excited, that among the distinguished speakers we will be able to welcome Commissioner Andor, several Greek Ministers, and hear from Eurofound and the OECD, about their research findings and policy recommendations. Lieve Fransen, director at DG Employment will give us an up-date about the implementation of the SIP, and we will also hear from EIGE about their report to the Greek Presidency on the subject.
We will have our usual camera crew at the event, so even if you couldn’t join us in Athens, we will be recording and sharing the sessions afterwards, to make it more accessible as widely as possible.
For the full programme go here
And to ask questions and interact with the conference use #familiescrisis . We hope to see you there!