WG1: Co-ordinating group for the action

Working Group 1 (WG1) is the co-ordinating group for the action. It has specific responsibilities for:

    • Management / oversight of all work towards delivery.
    • Co-ordination of actions towards efficiency / effectiveness.
    • Network development during Action and towards sustainability.
    • Monitoring of participation in the network / action ensuring mutual training in perspectives, disciplines and methods.

The Chair and Vice-Chair of the action lead WG1; other members including leaders and co-leaders of the four other working groups, horizontal leaders, as well as other action participants. In order to achieve its management and coordination function, the group and its subgroups meet regularly by skype, and in face-to-face MC meetings.


Lucía Jiménez MC Member Chair and WG1 Leader Spain
Name Role Leadership role Country
Vasiliki Maria ... MC Member WG5 Leader - SC Coordinator Greece
Alexander Grech MC Member WG5 Co-leader Malta
Nevenka Zegarac MC Member WG4 Leader Serbia
Theodora Ene MC Substitute WG4 Co-leader Romania
Sonia Byrne MC Substitute WG3 Leader Spain
Ninoslava Pećnik MC Member WG3 Co-leader Croatia
Carmel Devaney MC Member WG2 Leader Ireland
Angela Abela MC Member WG2 Co-leader Malta
Harriet Churchill MC Member WG2 Co-leader United Kingdom
John Canavan MC Member Vice-Chair & WG1 Co-leader Ireland
Cristina Nunes MC Member TS coordinator Portugal
Oriola Hamzallari MC Member SMST Coordinator Albania
Jean Grasmeijer WG Participant Managemente Spain
Camellia Hancheva MC Member ITC grants Coordinator Bulgaria
Berna Akcinar MC Member Dissemination meetings grants coordinator Turkey
Agata D'Addato Stakeholder Belgium
Ágota Scharle MC Member Hungary
Aivita Putnina MC Member Latvia
Alfonso Montero Stakeholder Belgium
Álvaro Rodrígue... WG Participant Spain
An Piessens MC Substitute Belgium
Andy Lloyd Stakeholder United Kingdom
Christopher Clouder Stakeholder Belgium
Caroline Vink MC Member Netherlands
David Herrera WG Participant Spain
Ecaterina Grigoras MC Substitute Republic of Moldova
Emanuele Bilotti MC Member Italy
Joana Sequeira Stakeholder Portugal
Johanna Schima Stakeholder Belgium
John Davis MC Member United Kingdom
Kay Tisdall MC Substitute United Kingdom
Pere Mulet Website Enterprise España
Luca Janka Laszlo Stakeholder Netherlands
Dragidella Lulzim MC Observer Kosovo
Marjorie Bonello MC Substitute Malta
Orly Benjamin MC Substitute Israel
Orna Mager MC Member Israel
Peter Stratton Stakeholder United Kingdom
Pat Dolan MC Substitute Ireland
Sofía Baena WG Participant Spain
Tatyana Kotzeva MC Member Bulgaria
Tudor Rosu Stakeholder Hungary
William Hayward Stakeholder Belgium
  • Development of process / methodology for the creation of map of national family support stakeholders
  • Development of strategy and process for stakeholder involvement in the action
  • Planning schedule of action meetings
  • Development of guidance document on authorship
  • Development of plan for exchange of experiences between Action members at face-to-face meetings

Deliverables to Date

  • Launching of the Action
  • Map of European-level family support stakeholders
  • Set of principles to guide the Action and its research 

Other advances to Date

  • Membership process for the involvement of further participants
  • Guidelines for national leaders to support them in developing their responsibilities