First of all let me wish you a bright and fruitful New Year. For COFACE, 2016 will be dedicated to “New policies for 21st century families”. We will be dealing with exciting topics this year such as financial inclusion, SDGs and gender equality, work-life balance, the future of work and new ways of consumption. We hope to meet many of you at the different events that we will organize!
Our first big event of the year will be the International Conference on “Sustainable Development Goals and Gender Equality: the role of family policies and exchange of good practices”.
The conference is organized in close cooperation with the UN Focal Point on the Family (Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs). It will put a spotlight on the role of family policies in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and specifically engage in one of the most important and holistic targets of the SDGs: to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls (Goal 5).
The conference aims to provide a platform for exchange on good practices in family policies and practical solutions. We will not only look at how such horizontal policy transfer and exchange can happen, but the event will also foster future exchange and partnerships.
The conference will be organised on 19-20 April 2016 in Amsterdam, during the Dutch EU Presidency and the Informal Meeting of the EPSCO Council.
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