Management Committee

The best interest of children is placed at the forefront of social policies, giving the governments the responsibility to provide parent and family support. The recent crisis has placed parenting at a more difficult situation, accompanied by the existence of complex family realities that need new responses which require innovative approaches. Although recognised as central to a number of political priorities, at a European level the institutions have not yet addressed family support wholistically.

The Action proposes the creation of a Pan-European family support network, under which family support and parenting policies are included, combining both common goals across countries and the recognition of the specificities of cultural and families’ contexts.

This Action will build collaborative pathways between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, children and families, public and private agencies, and general society to create the necessary framework that allows to inform family policies and practices with the underlying goal of ensuring children’s rights and families’ well-being. Eurofamnet will: (1) Use a pluralistic and dialogic structure to co-create responses with all involved stakeholders in the field in close collaboration with the national policies; (2) Create an evidence-based framework that improves family support services, science and technology-driven policy and practice; (3) Use a multidisciplinary approach by gathering all the relevant scientific disciplines working in this field; (4) Disseminate research and  make use of advice mechanisms to the professional and political arena to innovate in family support services; (5) Avoid the duplication of services and promote inter-sectorial coordination, increasing the efficiency of available resources.

Country Namesort descending Role in the action
Portugal Ana Almeida MC Member
Belgium Agata D'Addato Stakeholder
Hungary Ágota Scharle MC Member
Latvia Aivita Putnina MC Member
Poland Aleksandra Lewa... MC Substitute
Malta Alexander Grech MC Member
Belgium Alfonso Montero Stakeholder
Romania Alina-Maria Breaz MC Member
Belgium An Piessens MC Substitute
Estonia Anastassia Zabr... MC Member
Croatia Andreja Brajsa ... MC Substitute
United Kingdom Andy Lloyd Stakeholder
Malta Angela Abela MC Member
Poland Anna Schmidt MC Member
Serbia Anita Burgund MC Substitute
Greece Anastasia Kosto... MC Substitute
Belgium Annemie Drieskens Stakeholder
Italy Arianna Thiene MC Substitute
Lithuania Arturas Tereskinas MC Member
Sweden Åsa Lundqvist MC Member
Bosnia and Herzegovina Aida Spahic MC Substitute
North Macedonia Irena Avirovic MC Member
Hungary Balázs Vradi MC Substitute
Denmark Barbara Hoff Esbjørn MC Member
Norway Bente Heggem Kojan MC Member
Turkey Berna Akcinar MC Member
Spain Isabel M. Bernedo MC Member
Belgium - United Kindgdom Barbara Janta Stakeholder
Montenegro Branko BoŠkoviĆ MC Member
Republic of Moldova Mariana Buciuce... MC Member
Belgium Christopher Clouder Stakeholder
Netherlands Caroline Vink MC Member
Ireland Carmel Devaney MC Member
Austria Spiel Christiane MC Member
Malta Claire Copperstone MC Substitute
Greece Christos Sidiras MC Member
Portugal Cristina Nunes MC Member
Netherlands Eszter Salamon Stakeholder
Bosnia and Herzegovina Dženita Hukić MC Substitute
Republic of Moldova Ecaterina Grigoras MC Substitute
Austria Elisabeth Stefanek MC Substitute
Czech Republic Eliška Kodysova MC Substitute
Italy Emanuele Bilotti MC Member
Lithuania Ernesta Platukyte MC Substitute
Hungary András Gábos MC Member
Republic of Moldova Olga Gagauz MC Substitute
United Kingdom Harriet Churchill MC Member
Ireland Helen Lynch MC Substitute
Czech Republic Hana Hašková MC Member
Bulgaria Camellia Hancheva MC Member
Romania Henrietta Torkos MC Substitute
Germany Gerhard Suess MC Member
Belgium Isabelle Roskam MC Substitute
Croatia Ivana Dobrotic MC Member
Belgium Jan De Mol MC Member
Spain Javier de Frutos MC Substitute
Serbia Jelena Arsic MC Member
Serbia Jelena Jerinic MC Substitute
Portugal Joana Sequeira Stakeholder
Belgium Johanna Schima Stakeholder
Ireland John Canavan MC Substitute
United Kingdom John Davis MC Member
Austria Julia Holzer MC Substitute
Albania Julinda Cilingiri MC Substitute
Poland Justyna Michałe... MC Member
United Kingdom Kay Tisdall MC Substitute
Poland Katarzyna Kopecka MC Substitute
Belgium Katleen Govaert Stakeholder
Croatia Koraljka Modic ... MC Substitute
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kristina Sesar MC Member
Latvia Lilian Tzivian MC Substitute
Croatia Ljiljana Kalite... MC Substitute
Spain Lucía Jiménez MC Member
Kosovo Dragidella Lulzim MC Observer
United Kingdom Mandi MacDonald MC Substitute
Portugal Marisa Matias MC Substitute
Malta Marjorie Bonello MC Substitute
Austria Markus Schwab MC Substitute
Albania Edmond Dragoti MC Member
Sweden Metin Özdemir MC Member
France Michel Boutanquoi MC Member
Belgium Michel Vandenbroeck MC Member
Spain María José Rodrigo MC Member
Slovenia Mojca Šeme MC Substitute
Norway Mona Sandbæk MC Substitute
Turkey Nazli Baydar MC Member
Serbia Nevenka Zegarac MC Member
Switzerland Nevena Dimitrova MC Substitute
Slovenia Nina Mešl MC Member
Croatia Ninoslava Pećnik MC Member
Kosovo Njomza Llullaku MC Observer
Austria Georg Spiel MC Member
Norway Øivin Christiansen MC Member
Albania Oriola Hamzallari MC Member
Portugal Orlanda Cruz MC Substitute
Israel Orly Benjamin MC Substitute
Israel Orna Mager MC Member
Netherlands Patty Leijten MC Member
United Kingdom Peter Stratton Stakeholder
Italy Paola Milani MC Member
Ireland Pat Dolan MC Substitute
Slovenia Petra VidemŠek MC Substitute
Belgium Pablo García Stakeholder
Israel Rachel Dekel MC Member
Czech Republic Radka Dudova MC Member
North Macedonia Makedonka Radulovic MC Member
Switzerland Roberta Ruggiero MC Member
Belgium Sample user MC Member
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sanela Sadic MC Member
Austria Sarah Bürger MC Substitute
Spain Sonia Byrne MC Substitute
Cyprus Sviatlana Karpava MC Member
Romania Smaranda Witec MC Member
Switzerland Sylvie Ray-Kaeser MC Member
Hungary Dorottya Szikra MC Substitute
Slovenia Tadeja Kodele MC Member
Romania Theodora Ene MC Substitute
Bulgaria Tatyana Kotzeva MC Member
Hungary Tudor Rosu Stakeholder
Germany Ute Ziegenhain MC Member
Hungary Veronika Vigh MC Substitute
Spain Victoria Hidalgo MC Substitute
Greece Vasiliki Maria ... MC Member
Belgium William Hayward Stakeholder
Latvia Zane Linde-Ozola MC Substitute
Czech Republic Zdenek Sloboda MC Substitute

Memorandum of Understanding