WG2: Developing the European conceptual framework on family support

The aim is to review of studies and European reports on conceptualization and delivering of family support in Europe. It also includes a review of relevant Family Support policies and Conventions. This will result in a publication on conceptualizing and delivering Family Support in Europe.  A Cross-national study of perceptions on delivering family support and associated structures will be conducted and reported on.  A wide-ranging consultation with policy, practitioner and service user stakeholders on Family Support issues needs will take place.

Name Role Leadership role Country
Carmel Devaney MC Member WG2 Leader Ireland
Angela Abela MC Member WG2 Co-leader Malta
Harriet Churchill MC Member WG2 Co-leader United Kingdom
Aivita Putnina MC Member Latvia
Alina-Maria Breaz MC Member Romania
An Piessens MC Substitute Belgium
Anastassia Zabr... MC Member Estonia
András Gábos MC Member Hungary
Andreja Brajsa ... MC Substitute Croatia
Anna Rybińska MC Member Poland
Annemie Drieskens Stakeholder Belgium
Arianna Thiene MC Substitute Italy
Arturas Tereskinas MC Member Lithuania
Åsa Lundqvist MC Member Sweden
Ashling Jackson MC Substitute Ireland
Bente Heggem Kojan MC Member Norway
Claire Copperstone MC Substitute Malta
Dragidella Lulzim MC Observer Kosovo
Eszter Salamon Stakeholder Netherlands
Hana Hašková MC Member Czech Republic
Ilaria Garaci MC Substitute Italy
Ivana Dobrotic MC Member Croatia
Jelena Arsić MC Member Serbia
Jelena Jerinic MC Substitute Serbia
Julia Holzer MC Substitute Austria
Katarzyna Kopecka MC Substitute Poland
Kay Tisdall MC Substitute United Kingdom
Kristina Sesar MC Member Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lilian Tzivian MC Substitute Latvia
Ljiljana Kalite... MC Substitute Croatia
Mandi MacDonald MC Substitute United Kingdom
Marisa Matias MC Substitute Portugal
Marjorie Bonello MC Substitute Malta
Michel Boutanquoi MC Member France
Mona Sandbæk MC Substitute Norway
Øivin Christiansen MC Member Norway
Orly Benjamin MC Substitute Israel
Radka Dudova MC Member Czech Republic
Roberta Ruggiero MC Member Switzerland
Sanela Sadic MC Member Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarah Bürger MC Substitute Austria
Spiel Christiane MC Member Austria
Sylvie Ray-Kaeser MC Member Switzerland
Tatyana Kotzeva MC Member Bulgaria
Zdenek Sloboda MC Substitute Czech Republic

There are three subgroups formed working on: 

  • A Literature review on the conceptualisation and delivery of family support in Europe
  • A Cross-national study of perceptions on family support delivery and associated national structures
  • A Review of major European and International policy on Family Support
  • A Methodology and Position Paper’ to inform the ‘Scoping Study of the Conceptualisation and Delivery of Family Support’ in Europe was developed and produced. This informs the current work of the three sungroups.
  • A Short-term Scientific Mission took place in January 2020. This was hosted by National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. During this stay Dr Jelena Arsic and Dr Jelena Jerinic, University of Belgrade worked on  a review of Family law across Europe