High level Advisory Board of Families_Share EU Project

The role of the external and impartial Advisory Board is to provide an independent unbiased perspective on project direction and progress as well as ensuring high level expertise and consultancy during project implementation.
Families_Share High Level Advisory Board is composed by four members, selected as crosssection of influential multistakeholder representatives from the following areas which are of relevance for Families_Share: collaborative economy applied to care delivery, social innovation, gender equality and urban issues, insurance issues, parents needs and welfare policies to support parenting.

As opinion‐leaders in their respective fields they are providing a valuable referral point for us as well as an important external and impartial sounding board. The Advisory Board is convening, physically or via conference call, at critical stages of project development to evaluate project strategy, milestones, achievements and to provide recommendations on future strategy and planning.

They are also called on for specific advice during the implementation of project activities if it falls within their specific area of expertise, while they are also asked to validate the findings & recommendations of the impact assessment and sustainability plan as well as the policy recommendations.

The Members are:

Eszter Salamon, Director of the International Parents Association. Stichting IPA (Parents International) is established with the mission of supporting parents around the world to become game-changers by helping their children to grow up happy and healthy 21st century citizens.

Gabriela Avram, researcher and lecturer at the University of Limerick, she has a strong expertise in interaction design and co‐design. She currently leads the COST action CA16121 “From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio‐Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy“.

Renzo G. Avesani, Unipol Sai Assicurazioni. As a Chief Innovation Officer at Unipol Group, Renzo Avesani brings in its expertise on insurance related matters and support the consortium into assessing how to handle trust issues by considering insurance schemes to be attached to some of the services deployed and tested in Families_Shares.

Agnes Hubert, SciencePo (Paris) has been an adviser in the Bureau of European Policy advisers of the European Commission. She is a graduate in Economics (BSc and DEA) and in Political Science (DEA) of the University of Paris 1 and has held responsibilities in Development & cooperation, communication, social & employment policy (head of the Unit Equal Opportunities for Women) and for the White paper on European Governance. In BEPA she works on Gender issues, Social Innovation, social and employment policies, Youth, Migration and wellbeing. She is the author of the BEPA report “empowering citizens, driving change, social innovation in the European Union” and coordinates an inter service group on social innovation in the European commission.

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