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Families_Share Partners meet again in Venice to codesign the new app

July 27, 2018


July 19/20 Venice, Italy

Families - Share partners held a two-day workshop on the 19th and 20th of July in Venice, Italy. Representatives of UNIVE (IT), FBK (IT), Smart Venice (IT), ViLabs (CY), De Stuyverij (BE), IMEC (BE) and URBANISTA (DE) attended.

On this workshop the main objectives were to finalize functionalities that relate to user interaction within the application and to set the requirements for managing activities for example through agendas and calendars.

To this end, the feasibility of different solutions and brainstormed in groups about how to make the interaction in the app as user friendly as possible. The outcome is expected to be finalized in August where the definition of Families_Share mobile-based services will be completed.

About Families - Share

Families _Share aims to help parents who look for ways to create a work/life balance in a world where this became more challenging.

The economic crises that affected communities across Europe changed the job market. There is more unemployment, part-time employment, and increased workloads. Decreased welfare funding and limited childcare services add more pressure on families with young children.  Educational opportunities and after-school activities are harder to afford especially for mid and low-income families.

The Families - Share project aims to help parents living in the same community to self-organize and share childcare amongst themselves in an affordable way. With their contribution, an IT platform to organize co-playing activities will be developed. The resulting programs aim to include after-school educational and leisure activities so that children learn new skills while having fun. Meanwhile, the parents build a strong community, help each other wild childcare needs, share time and help pioneer a new and innovative approach to childcare.