EUROPEAN FAMILY LAB
What is the Lab?
Now, more than ever, it is important to connect professionals in real time through transnational exchanges in order to tackle the social impacts of COVID-19 on families and children. Certainly, we believe the European Family Lab is the place to connect them. This can serve as an innovation incubator for ideas and cross-country knowledge transfer to help family professionals deliver the best possible supports for families and children. We are building the Lab virtual room by virtual room:
A breakfast byte webinar series for people to meet and connect with family professionals
A COFACE TV channel collecting videos on policy and practice
A European Observatory on Family Policy, as a platform for the observation, analysis and dissemination of evidence on family policy.
An Education and Training Programme consisting of a series of courses for upskilling of professionals and families.
Breakfast bytes webinar series
We launched a webinar series in 2021 to spread knowledge about NGO-driven family supports. But also to put the spotlight on the wide range of family supports in the COFACE network, and grow our international community of practice. Specifically, family supports are an essential part of making social rights a reality.
Namely, the target group of the webinars is especially professionals working with families and children but is open to all (researchers, policy-makers, teachers, health workers, families, and more). Meet and connect with family professionals every month in 2022, for a 90-minute online webinar (from 9.30-11.00 Brussels time) to learn about family support and put your questions to our experts.
Check out the full series in our Events section!
Co-hosted by COFACE and Women 4 Women Czech Republic, this European expert meeting will explore the effectiveness of family policies to address the realities of single parent families.
This is our YouTube channel collecting videos on policy and practice to support families and children in different areas of life. It contains different playlists on family supports, digital citizenship, consumer education, cyberbullying and more.
It also includes recordings of the breakfast byte webinar presentations.
Click here to view the videos.