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).
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.
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.