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European Conference of the Family 2014 - Information


The Swedish family organisation Haro is honouring the 20th Celebration of the United Nations Year of the Family with a highly focused event in Stockholm, Sweden on October 9-10th - The European Conference of the Family 2014 – EU-FAM 2014.

Families, do they get enough support in Europe?
A key issue in European family policies is the role of women participation in the work force and daycare for children, often called work-family balance. Does the European family, as the key institution for raising healthy children, survive these policies?

Sweden has pioneered a development with more women in the work force and more children in daycare. Is it a good development? What are the effects? What does science know about the needs of children in order to grow to their full potential? The EU-FAM 2014 attempts to shed some light on these key issues for family policies and human development in the future in Europe.

EU-FAM 2014 Part 1 
Pre-conference seminar October 9th 2014

Dr. Gordon Neufeld, Vancouver, Canada
The Science of Emotion - Why family matters

Internationally acclaimed developmental psychologist and best-selling author, Dr. Gordon Neufeld from Vancouver, Canada, presents the basic behind a healthy child development and the role of family:

New revelations about the nature of emotion, including the role that emotion plays in healthy development and functioning, have shed fresh light on the significance of family as a context for raising a child. While it is true that families don?t always work, it appears to be equally true that only families can provide what is necessary to bring a child to his or her full human potential. In this day-long seminar, Dr. Neufeld distills the current scientific knowledge on emotion to three basic laws and discusses the implications of each of these laws for raising children.

EU-FAM 2014 Part 2 
The actual conference, October 10th 2014
European Conference of the Family 2014 – in honour of the 20th Celebration of the United Nations Year of the Family


Dr. Gordon Neufeld, The Neufeld Institute, Vancouver, Canada

Why Children Need Families to Flourish

Professor Ulla Waldenström, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

Are children in Swedish daycare doing okay?

Ole Henrik Hansen, Assistant Professor PhD, Aarhus University

Early Childhood in the Nordic Countries


Mona Sandbæk, Professor ved Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, Fakultet for samfunnsfag

Supporting parents, in the best interest of the child

There will also be time for questions and discussion.

Date, venue and enrollment

EU-FAM 2014 pre-conference seminar, Thursday October 9th, 2014, 9.00-16.30 
at Högloftet, Skansen in Stockholm, Sweden.
Price: 1400 SEK including coffee-lunch-coffee

EU-FAM 2014 Conference Friday October 10th, 2014, 9.00-17.00 
at Högloftet, Skansen in Stockholm, Sweden.
Price: 1600 SEK including coffee-lunch-coffee

SPECIAL PRICE for attending both events: 2650 SEK including coffee-lunch-coffee both day

For more information contact us at: info@haro.se 
or call Haro chair Ingvild Segersam: +46 734-45 95 96
or project manager Jonas Himmelstrand: +46 18-10 23 30
Konferensen hålls helt på engelska, kontakta oss vid behov tolkning


The conference is arranged by:
Haro - Empowering Parents and Promoting Gender Equality with the Child in Focus 
Box 737, SE-114 79 Stockholm, Sweden.
www.haro.se • info@haro.se
Phone: +46 734-45 95 96