Final Webinars’ series
Families_Share: participatory, community driven and innovative childcare facilitated by technology, for cities and organizations

Families_Share Final Webinars' Series | Session 1

Families_Share Final Webinars' Series | Session 2

Families_Share Final Webinars' Series | Session 3

Target audience 

  • Cities
  • NGOs and cooperatives
  • Schools
  • Childcare and work-life balance experts and stakeholders active in digital social innovation
  • Computer scientist and developers interested in co-design techniques
  • Companies
  • Employers’ organizations and trade unions


  • 19 October 2020
  • 20 October 2020
  • 27 October 2020


  • Zoom platform

The H2020 Families Share project has experimented in the field of Digital Social Innovation for the last 3 years: its main goal has been co-designing and co-creating Open Source technology with people in order  to solve one main societal challenge -insufficient and/or not affordable childcare services, in a bottom up way.

Parents’ led childcare activities, facilitated by the Families Share platform/app as a planning tool, have been tested in 6 cities across Europe, in Belgium, Greece, Hungary and Italy, with one main pilot-site being a Research Organization setting up innovative welfare/childcare with and for their employees.

The project’s final online events aim at presenting and discussing the project’s results and potentials for further dissemination, take up and sustainability, by emphasizing its 3 main components:

  • Co-design and co-creation methodologies applied to socio-technical systems (session 1 October 19th 2020)
  • Ιnnovative organizational welfare through co-created childcare services (session 2, October 20th 2020)
  • Rethinking and innovating local childcare in cities through co-creation (session 3, October 27th)


Session 1  | Co-designing and co-creating technologies and services for community driven childcare
Monday 19th October 14:00-15:30 (Brussels time)

  • Welcome and introduction to the Families Share project – Agostino Cortesi, Ca’ Foscari University
  • Co-designed co-creation; scaling up social innovation from project to EU Programme, Loretta Anania, European Commission, DG Connect
  • Enhancing co-design and co-creation in Europe - Francesca Rizzo, Politecnico Milano, SiSCODE-H2020 project
  • Presentation of the Families Share bottom up approach, co design methodology and platform, Massimo Zancanaro, FBK, Fondazione Bruno Kessler and Manolis Falelakis, Vilabs
  • Q&A

Moderator: Maria Sangiuliano, Smart Venice, EIP SCC-Citizen Engagement Cluster

Session 2 | Innovating organizational welfare through co-created childcare services
Tuesday 20th October 14:00-16:30
(Brussels time)

  • 14:00-15:30
  • Welcome and intro to the Families Share Project
  • What is innovation in organizational welfare? Patrizia Zanoni, University of Hasselt & Utrecht
  • The Families Share Pilots in research organizations and corporate settings, Chiara Leonardi & Gianluca Schiavo, FBK & Eefje Cottenier, De Stuyverij
  • Experiencing Families Share as an HR Development Manager, Luisa Rigoni, FBK
  • Q&A
  • 15:30-15:45 Break and networking chat
  • 15:45-16:30
  • Families Share sustainability model and recommendations for organizational welfare policies, Charalampos Chatzimallis, Vilabs
  • Can Families Share become a new way of doing welfare? Barbara Deboni, Human Resources Manager, Trentino Sviluppo
  • Q&A
  • 16:30 Closing the session

Moderator: Massimo Zancanaro, FBK

Session 3 | Innovating and re-thinking local childcare in cities through co-creation
Tuesday 27th October 14:00-17:00
(Brussels time)

  • 14:00-15:45
  • Welcome and introduction to the Families Share Project, Agostino Cortesi, Università Ca’ Foscari
  • Experiences of parents’ led cooperatives running nurseries: Lucie Stephens, New Economics Foundation and Luciana Talpo (Grasshoppers in the Park, London)
  • Families Share the overall piloting experience presentation, Maria Sangiuliano, Smart Venice
  • Assessing the Impact of Families Share, Olga Tsoumani and Carina Veeckman, IMEC
  • Pitches from all Families Share implementing partners (Marzia Cescon & Natasha Sega, Smart Venice, Eefje Cottenier- De Stuyverij, Carlotta Berionni, Università Ca’ Foscari, Lilla Balla, Parents’ House Foundation, Popi Sourmaidou- Ergani Centre)
  • Q&A
  • 15:45-16:00 Break and networking chat
  • 16:00-17:00
  • The Families Share sustainability scenarios and policy recommendations for local childcare, Apostolos Vontas, Vilabs
  • Feedback session with Bianca Faragau- Eurocities and Sally Kneeshaw (Gender Equal Cities -URBACT)
  • Q&A
  • 17:00 Closing the session

Moderator: Agnes Hubert, Sciences Po, Gender5Plus


Loretta Anania

Scientific Officer at DG Connect

Barbara De Boni

Human Resources at Trentino Sviluppo Spa

Bianca Faragau

Senior Policy Advisor at EUROCITIES

Agnes Hubert

Visiting Professor at College of Europe and Gender5Plus

Sally Kneeshaw

Programme Expert and leader of the Gender Equal Cities initiative for URBACT

Francesca Rizzo

Full professor presso Politecnico di Milano

Lucie Stephens

Head Co-production and Core Economy at nef

Luciana Talpo

Early Years Teacher, Grasshoppers in the parK

Patrizia Zanoni

Chair Organization Studies at Utrecht University


Agostino Cortesi

Head of the PhD shool in Computer Science at Università Ca' Foscari Venezia | Project Coordinator

Massimo Zancanaro

Professor of Computer Science at University of Trento and Head of research unit at FBK

Manolis Falelakis

Project Manager at ViLabs | Research Fellow at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)

Charalampos Chatzimallis

EU Projects Manager & Proposal Writer | ViLabs

Apostolos Vontas

Co-Founder of ViLabs

Chiara Leonardi

User Experience Designer at FBK

Gianluca Schiavo

User Experience Researcher, Postdoctoral Fellow

Eefje Cottenier

Strategic consultant | Founder of Cokido

Shenja van der Graaf

Principal Researcher/Director, Data Governance & Communities unit at imec

Olga Tsoumani

Researcher @ imec-SMIT

Carina Veeckman

Senior Researcher & Project Manager at imec-SMIT, VUB

Carlota Berionni

Research assistant at Università Ca' Foscari Venezia

Lilla Balla

Project Manager at Szülők Háza Alapítvány

Popi Sourmaidou

Managing Director at Ergani Center

Maria Sangiuliano

Senior expert and research director, CEO Smart Venice srl

Marzia Cescon

EU Project and Research Manager presso Smart Venice srl

Natasha Sega

Assistant Project & Research manager at Smart Venice

Luisa Rigoni

HR Development Manager at FBK - Coach - Assessor

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