1 day conference Barrieres to Family Diversity? April 5th in Utrecht, NL

Barriers to Family Diversity? Policies, Practices and Challenges

International conference 5 April 2017 in Utrecht (the Netherlands)

Organised by bEUcitizen (Utrecht University) and the European Social Policy Analysis Network (ESPANet)


This interdisciplinary one-day conference, organised by the FP7 bEUcitizen team at Utrecht University (www.beucitizen.eu) and the European Social Policy Analysis Network (ESPANet), brings together scholars, policymakers and practitioners interested in family diversity – its causes, its consequences, and the policy challenges it creates at national and European levels. The conference is divided into two sessions. During the morning session, the conference will look at major developments in relation to family diversity trends and European practices. In the afternoon, we will look at challenges to European policies in relation to citizenship rights of diverse families. The closing keynote and discussion is aimed at understanding what barriers exist for family diversity from a human rights perspective and how policy might address these barriers. The workshop will offer a mix of plenary speakers and panel sessions. During the panel sessions, researchers from various fields (social policy, sociology, public health, law) will present recent research findings on these topics.


When: Wednesday, 5 April, 2017 from 9:30-16:30 (followed by drinks)
Where: Utrecht, the Netherlands. The conference will take place at the Sonnenborgh Observatory in the centre of Utrecht (Zonnenburg 2, 3512 NL Utrecht)
Cost: The conference is free of charge, but registration is required.
To register, please send an email to Mara Yerkes: M.A.Yerkes@uu.nl.
Registration deadline: 31.March 2017
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For more information and the final program, please go to:  https://www.uu.nl/en/events/international-conference-barriers-to-family-diversity-policies-practices-and-challenges