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Ignacio Socías

Ignacio Socías is Director General of The International Institute for Family Research – The Family
Watch, a think tank committed to researching the family and finding solutions to the problems it faces.
The Institute uses inter-disciplinary research to analyse the social context families find themselves
in today. Findings are presented in the form of reports, proposals and initiatives that aim to deepen
society’s knowledge of the family and encourage its fair treatment based on the functions it performs in

He is also Director of Communication and International Relations of the International Federation
for Family Development, an umbrella organization for Family Enrichment Programs that currently
operate in 65 countries on the five continents, directly benefit over 50,000 people annually and has
been granted General Consultative Status in the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Since 2010, IFFD is also a member of the Advisory Panel of the Fundamental Rights Platform of the
European Union.

As part of his work for international bodies, Mr. Socías has organized the UN European Expert
Group Meeting held in Brussels (june 2012), and has participated in recent Expert Group Meetings
of the Social Policy and Development Division in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
(Doha, March 2011 and New York, June 2011 and May 2012) and in the EU Family Platform as one
of the stakeholders. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of ‘Familia y Cultura’ bulletin and
was Director of the 18th International Family Congress ‘Family, School of Human Rights’ (Valencia,
October 2010). He has been invited to the three editions of the European Demography Forum
organized by the European Union (2008-2010), the Hungarian Presidency of the EU in Budapest
Conference about Demographic Change (2011), the European Comission Conference on the
European Year 2012 for Active Ageing and intergenerational solidarity (2011).

He is a Graduate in Law by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and has been CEO of the Grupo
de Comunicación Dynamia and Bisel de Comunicación in Spain. He was Director of Communication
of the 6th World Meeting of Families (Valencia, 2066) and has published different books and articles
about educational, social and historical topics.