New publication

It includes the papers and other documents presented for the Expert Group Meeting convened in Mexico City on 19-20 May 2014 and organized by IFFD, in cooperation with the NCFR (USA), the Vanier Institute of the Family (Canada) and the UN focal point on the family within...

Second Annual Assembly of FamiliesAndSocieties project

On 14-16 January, the Director of International Relations of IFFD, Ignacio Socías, has attended the Experts Meeting of the project FamiliesAndSocieties, in which the IFFD is part of the Consortium as a member of the civil society. It was held in the Humanities and Social Science Center of the Superior Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) in...

At IFFD Headquarters

The “Siempre Chile” Foundation began its 2015 formation course in Spain with a meeting at IFFD headquarters, with Ignacio Socías, Director of International Relations of IFFD.

IFFD in Brussels

On January 26, Ignacio Socías and Eloise Leboutte represented IFFD at a seminar of the Families and Societies project on immigrants. The discussion was very interesting, in that it revealed details of investigations into the overwhelming importance of parents versus schools and the fact that immigration does not affect family stability. A primary conclusion was the need to study the means for promoting “quality parenting.” During his stay in Brussels, Socías also participated in a fascinating breakfast on the approach of care for the elderly in the EU, considering the roles of the state, the private sector, and families. He met with MEP Arne Gericke, with whom he discussed a possible collaboration on a project to promote work-family balance in the EU, and possible training assignments with young people interested in international institutions and family...

International Day of Families

We are very excited with the celebration of the International Day of Family next Friday, May 15th. The topic is “Men in Charge? Gender Equality and Children’s Rights in Contemporary Families”. We hope you can follow it online through live streaming. The event will be from 1.15pm to 2.45 pm (-5:00 UTC, Eastern...