Aim and objectives

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EurofamNet is a pan-European family support network focused on family support policies and practices. The Action aims to inform family policies and practices towards the ultimate goal of ensuring children’s rights and families’ well-being. EurofamNet is doing so by building collaborations between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, children and families, public and private agencies, and general society. Working as a bottom-up, evidence-based, multidisciplinary network EurofamNet is guided by the following principles.

EurofamNet is funded as an action under the COST program (CA18123). A COST Action is a science and technology network funded over a four-year duration. It is organized through a range of networking tools that support and ultimately achieve the action’s research coordination and capacity building objectives.

EurofamNet's objectives are:

  • To produce an innovative conceptual framework for family support research.

  • To enable frontier-knowledge responses to parenting across the life-course and in particular to challenges faced by families affected by migration (including intra-European one), psychosocial risk, mental health issues, or that are multicultural or diverse in structure.

  • To support the professionals and the policy making institutions in family support with high quality knowledge adapted to their needs from a trans-national collaboration framework.

  • To mobilise a critical mass of researchers across Europe for family support research, working through coordinated activities that are multidisciplinary and inclusive.

  • To contribute with high quality training of the future generations of European researchers in the field of family support from an evidence-based and pluralistic approach.

  • To fully incorporate ICT (information and communications technologies) approaches in family support, in the whole Action as well as through the involvement of ICT engineers in the Network. To make the use of new technologies visible in family online support research.

  • To raise awareness among key European and international stakeholders in family support by involving them into the Action and disseminating internationally with interactive tools.