The conference aims to further enhance the dialogue on childhood policies and the fight against poverty. In this framework, children's poverty is observed as a multi-deprivation phenomenon requiring integrated counteracting policies.

Therefore, the conference sought to carry on the exchange over research outcomes and national policies against this complex social problem. The therme of the conference allows bringing together perspectives from academia, policy-makers and professional partners.

Day one

Official opening of the seminar (9:00 - 9:30)

  • Claude Janizzi, President of ChildONEurope
  • Dominique Versini, Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of solidarity, family, children, child protection, social inclusion and elderly people
  • Hermeline Malherbe, President, GIP Enfance en Danger, France
  • Laurence Rossignol, Secrétaire d'Etat chargée de la Famille, de l'Enfance, des Personnes âgées, et de l'Autonomie

Morning plenary session (9:30 - 10:30) - Children's poverty in Europe

Moderator: Claude Janizzi, President of ChildONEurope Assembly

Keynote speakers:

  • Impact of the Crisis on Children in Europe - Yekaterina Chzhen, Social Policy Specialist UNICEF Office of Research
  • Investing in children: what Member States would need to do to break the cycle of disadvantage ? - Hugh Frazer, Professor of social inclusion policy and practice, Maynooth University (Ireland)

Coffee and Tea break (10:30 - 11:00)

Morning round table session (11:00 - 12:30) - Children's poverty as multi-deprivation problem: European national experiences

Moderator: Marie-Paule Martin-Blachais - General Director, GIP Enfance en Danger, France

Panellists:

  • Child poverty as a multiple overlapping deprivation phenomenon: MODA project outcomes in Europe - Chris de Neubourg, Professor of Public Policy Analysis and Management at TiasNimbas Business School, Tilburg University (Holland)
  • Current EU Framework for addressing child poverty and well-being - Julie Belanger, Research Leader, RAND Europe - European Platform for Investing in Children
  • National evidence based policies against child policy: the France experience - Michel Legros, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique and member of the National Observatory on poverty and social exclusion (France)

Lunch break (12:30 - 14:00)

Afternoon parallel sessions (14:00 - 16:00)

  1. New working conditions and new demands for childcare: atypical working hours and vulnerability (French)
    Introduction: Claude Martin, Chair CNSA "Social Care", School of Higher Studies in Public Health, University Rennes1 (France)
    Discussant: Hugh Frazer, Professor of social inclusion policy and practice, Maynooth University (Ireland)
    Moderator: Marie-Paule Martin-Blachais, General Director, GIP Enfance en Danger, France
  2. Integrated approach to the development of counteracting strategy (English - French)
    Intoduction: John Halloran, Chief Executive, European Social Network (ESN)
    Discussant: Chris de Neubourg, TiasNimbas Business School, Tilburg University (Netherlands)
    Moderator: Roberta Ruggiero, Scientific Coordinator, ChildONEurope and Senior Research Associate Centre for Children's Rights Studies, University of Geneva
  3. Parenting support: innovative practices with marginalised families (French)
    Introduction: Delphine Jouret, Studies and Strategy Department / Parenthood support, Office de la Naissance et de l'Enfance (ONE), French Community of Belgium
    Discussant: Gilles Seraphin, Directeur, Observatoire National de l'Enfance en Danger (ONED), France
    Moderator: Benoît Parmentier, General Director, Office de la Naissance et de l'Enfance (ONE), French Community of Belgium

Afternoon plenary session (16:00 - 16:15) - Parallel sessions' outcomes and conclusions

Moderator: Michel Legros, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique and member of the National Observatory on poverty and social exclusion (France)
Rapporteurs from the parallel sessions

Concluding remarks (16:15 - 16:30)

Future directions, Michel Legros, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique and member of the National Observatory on poverty and social exclusion (France)

Closing of the seminar

Claude Janizzi, President of ChildONEurope

Day two

Morning session: Exchange on public Childhood and Youth policies (9:30 - 12:00)

Moderator: Claude Janizzi, President of ChildONEurope

Exchange of information and best pratice among member states, associated member states and designated or invited experts from national instituions (observatories, research institutes...), international NGOs or from international bodies (EU, COE, UN) in the area of children.

N.B.: this session is for national representatives only. Maximum 4 delegates per country.


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