Families_Share at the Gezinsconferentie 2019

Families_Share at the Gezinsconferentie 2019

The Gezinsconferentie 2019 took place on the 14th of March 2019 at the Odisee – Campus Schaarbeek – Huart Hamoirlaan 136 – 1030 Brussel. The event was organised by Kenniscentrum Gezinswetenschappen with the Gezinsbond.

Destuyverij, our partners from Belgium participated in the focus group on how to support citizens’ initiatives for families in the future. We shared our tips and tricks during several meetings on how to start with a citizens initiative.

During the Gezinsconferentie the Kenniscentrum Gezinswetenschappen (Odisee University) and the Gezinsbond presented the results of their exploratory research into citizen initiatives that focus on families. The research maps and the different types of initiatives, then investigated what facilitating and restrictive factors are needed and what role the various supporting organizations and governments can play for citizens’ initiatives. The research also forms the basic of an inspiration guide full of practical examples and useful tips for existing citizens’ initiatives or anyone who has ideas to start a initiative in the future.

Additional information can be found at: Kenniscentrum Gezinswetenschappen & Gezinsbond websites.