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Research on Families and Family Policies in Europe - State of the Art - Final report (2010) ( 2.18MB)

Edited by Marjo Kuronen, Familcy Research Centre, University of Jyväskylä, 147 pp.

The State of the Art of Research on Families and Family Policies in Europe is the concluding report of the first "Major Trends" phase of FAMILYPLATFORM. It summarises the results of eight Existential Field Reports (related to parenting, caring, working and living) and two additional Expert Reports (Transitions to Parenthood & The Development of Standards for Social Work and Social Care Services for Families).

  • The partners involved have done extensive systematic literature reviews on European comparative research published since the mid-1990s in their specific field of expertise using existing scientific and statistical databases, reports from previous and ongoing EC funded research projects, and other relevant publications. This concluding report draws together the main results, conclusions and major trends (as well as research gaps) identified in these more extensive reports.

Critical Review of Research on Families and Family Policies in Europe - Conference Report (2010) ( 2.05MB)

Edited by Karin Wall, Mafalda Leitão and Vasco Ramos of the Institute of Social Sciences (University of Lisbon), 209 pp.

Critical Review on Research on Families and Family Policies in Europe is the concluding report of the Critical Review and stakeholder consultation phase, and summarises the input of the many stakeholders who attended the Lisbon Conference in May 2010.It sets out to provide information on this conference by providing a detailed description of the structure and main contributions, but also wishes to bear witness to some of the interactions and processes of the conference.


Foresight Report: Facets and Preconditions of Wellbeing of Families (2010) ( 1.10MB)

Edited by Olaf Kapella - (Austrian Institute for Family Studies, University of Vienna) and Anne-Claire de Liedekerke & Julie de Bergeyck (MMMEurope), 74 pp.

One of the key steps of the project has been to identify the situations and challenges that European families will face in the year 2035. Using a structured process of discussion based on the Foresight Approach and taking into account existing trends and possible 'disruptive events', "Foresight Report: Facets and Preconditions of Wellbeing of Families" elucidates four future scenarios and sixteen different family situations in the year 2035, with particular attention paid to the wellbeing of these different family forms.

Among topics that will have an impact on family wellbeing in 2035, the importance of intergenerational solidarity and communities features, as well as the influence of time on the wellbeing of families, the issue of unpaid work care arrangements, and questions about children's rights and best interests.