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Towards a European Family StrategyTowards a European Family Strategy

Conference announcement: ‘Towards a European Family Strategy’, 24 February 2015, European Parliament, Brussels.

The fact that our countries are part of the European Union has increasing effect at our everyday life. This means that the European reality has impact at family life as well. Internal migration, demography and education are influenced by European developments and have real consequences for our families.

The European reality can be seen from a different angle as well. Thanks to the European exchange of ideas we can look to what works for families in various European countries and see how these ideas can have a positive influence for families across Europe.

The real effects of the European reality and its opportunities for family life will be the central theme of the conference ‘Towards a European Family Strategy’, February 24th in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. The conference is organised by the Christian Political Foundation for Europe and Mr. Arne Gericke, MEP for the Family Party (Familien) in Germany.

The following topics will be addressed by experts from across Europe:

Draft program

  1. Ralf Jacob – Consequences of European demographics; Mr. Jacob is, Head of Unit Active Ageing, Pensions, Healthcare, Social Services. Part of the Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities for the European Commission(EC). 
  2. Leon van Kruiningen MsC LLB – Family and taxation; Mr. Van Kruiningen is fiscal / taxation consultant at Accon avm in the Netherlands.He is the author of a comparative study on family and taxation in Europe. 
  3. Tbd – Education in Europe
  4. Dr. Alexandru Neagoe – Family and migration in Europe; Mr. Neagoe is an associate professor at the Social Work Department of the West University of Timişoara. He also is a pastor of the First Baptist Church and president of the Areopagus Centre for Christian Education and Contemporary Culture.

The program will start at 13:00 and close at 17:00 and there will be a cocktail afterwards. Participation is free of charge. The conference room in the European Parliament is A1H1.

In light of the security rules of the European Parliament it is necessary that you subscribe in time via this online form.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question regarding this event.

We look forward to meet you in Brussels!