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Programme

 

Thursday, 2 February

 

10.30 - 11.00: Welcome

Ursula Haubner
(Federal Minister of Social Security, Generations and Consumer Protection, Austria)

Introduction:

Leila Kostiainen
Secretary of State for Social Affairs and Health, Finland

Gerry Sutcliffe
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs, UK

11.00: “The Family as Cornerstone of Society and State”

Chair: Ismo Söderling (Finnish Family Association, Finland)

11.10: “Demographic Development, Economy and Family”

Bernhard Felderer (Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Austria)

11.40: “Family, Politics and Public Opinion”

Jürgen Borchert (Social Judge, Germany)

12.10: Discussion

 

Afternoon Topic: Family is Partnership

 

14.00: Film: 1st European Fathers’ Conference

14.15: “New Focus in the Partnership between Genders and Across Generations”

Chair: Christopher Clulow (The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, UK)

14.25: “Expectations in and of Partnership”

Maria Glasová (Comenius University, Bratislava, The Solidarity of Generations as a Stabilising Factor for Families”)

14.45: The Solidarity of Generations as a Stabilising Factor for Families”

Sergio Belardinelli (University of Bologna, Italy)

15.05: Discussion

16:00: “Europe’s Demographic Challenges”

Vladimir Špidla (European Commission, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities)

16.15: “The New Role of Fathers in Family Politics”

Chair: Peter Crowley (NGO – Committee for the Family, UN - Vienna)

16.25 - 17.45: Podium Discussion

Peter Ballnik (Psychotherapist, Austria)
Günter Danhel (Familie & Beruf Management GmbH, Austria)
Sabine M. Fischer (Study author, Austria)
Bernhard Kalicki (State Institute of Early Childhood Education, Germany)
Maria Helena Patricio Paes (PROSALIS, Portugal)
Peter Wendl (Central Institute for Marriage and Family in Society, Germany)

 

Friday, 3 February:

 

Morning Topic: Family Needs Partnership

 

9.30: “Family in the Network of Society”

Chair: Robert Anderson (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions)

9.40: “Family in Society”

André Habisch (Catholic University, Eichstätt, Germany)

10.00: “Work-Life-Balance”

Bradley Googins (Boston College, USA)

10.20 Discussion

11.10: “Family Alliance – Family in the Economy and the Community”

Chair: Willem Adema (OECD)

11.20: Podium Discussion

Christine Gostner von Stefenelli (Expert in the field of work-life-balance, Italy)
Anna Maria Hochhauser (The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber)
Yves Roland-Gosselin (COFACE)
Minna Salmi (Nat. Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Finland)
Ole Wintermann (Bertelsmann Foundation, Germany)
Jürgen Wüst (Institute for Organisational Communication, Germany)

 

Afternoon Topic: Demography and Mobility

 

14.00: “The European Year of Mobility and the Role of Families”

Jérôme Vignon (European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities)

14.30: Chair: Chair: Wolfgang Lutz (Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria)

14.40 – 15.30 Podium Discussion

“Demography and Mobility – New challenges for family-friendly policies and work-life-balance“

Vladimíra Drbalová (UNICE)
Tony Fahey (The Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland)
François Héran (National Institute of Demographic Studies, France)
Bernd Marin (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Austria)
Catalène Passchier (ETUC)
Tina Weber (CEEP)

15.30 – 16.00 “Family Needs Partnership – a response to demographic challenges in Europe”

Jérôme Vignon (European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities)
Lena Hallengren (Minister for Pre-School Education, Youth Affairs and Adult Learning, Sweden)
Ursula Haubner (Federal Minister of Social Security, Generations and Consumer Protection, Austria)
„Familie braucht Partnerschaft - eine Antwort auf die demographischen Herausforderungen Europas“

 

Saturday 4 February

 

9.30 -13.30: City tour including a visit to a family-friendly business (ERSTE BANK, 1010 Vienna)

 

Date: 02.02.2006