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07.05.13 Eurochild & UNESCO Policy Round Table on Family and Parenting Support

"Family and parenting support in challenging times”

Date: Tuesday 7th May 2013 , 14:00 – 17:00

Location: European Commission, Charlemagne Building (ROOM MANS), rue de la Loi 170, Brussels (Belgium)

Family and parenting support is not a luxury for times of plenty. Investment in all families, complemented by targeted support for the most vulnerable families at risk of exclusion, is a fundamental building block of cohesive societies. Interventions such as parent support, education, training, strengthening family and community networks and peer support can help build parents’ self-esteem and skills, improve parents’ long-term employability, and enhance children’s well-being and development.

The event promoted a wider understanding at EU level of what family and parenting support is, what's really needed to support parenting, what are the lessons learned in this field and see possible ways to put those lessons into practice. The event also addressed the issue of children falling behind very early in life and agree some key shared objectives.

Click here for the Concept Note and here for the Programme.

Please find the final event report here.


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