IFFD Paper 68. A more accurate focus

IFFD Paper 68. A more accurate focus

Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to reach the SDGs A focus on deprivation is fundamental to human development. Poverty is multifaceted and thus multidimensional. The dimensions of poverty go far beyond inadequate income. It involves poor health and nutrition, low education and skills, inadequate livelihoods, bad housing conditions, social exclusion and lack of participation. Money-based measures are important, but deprivations in other dimensions and their overlap also need to be considered, especially because households facing multiple deprivations are likely to be in worse situations than income poverty measures suggest. The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index was introduced in the Human Development Report 2010 and has been updated every year since then. Download IFFD Paper...
IFFD in the General Assembly of the United Nations

IFFD in the General Assembly of the United Nations

IFFD took part in different events held in New York as part of the 72nd period of sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, which was inaugurated on September 12th. Our presence in this cycle of sessions allows us to transmit to relevant people in the different organisms the main concerns of the families we train around the world. In this document, shared with the government delegations during the opening of the General Assembly, we gathered the main messages from the six events which we’ve organized this year, based around the Objective of Sustainable Development number 4, regarding education. Link to PDF: http://www.familyperspective.org/FF2017.pdf...
The Netherlands

The Netherlands

On September 2-3, several training sessions were held in Amsterdam. Leticia Rodríguez, director of Family Enrichment for IFFD, and Will Van Erp, director of Family Enrichment in the Netherlands, delivered a course to train new moderators. In the same city, Leticia Rodríguez gave a training session for young coordinators of the Personal Project program. And a third training session took place for promotors of IFFD programs in the cities of Amsterdam, Utrecht, Tilburg and...
IFFD Paper 67. Families and sustainable societies

IFFD Paper 67. Families and sustainable societies

“Our project has been designed to generate comparative, in-depth, and scientifically grounded knowledge about family changes in Europe, their causes, and their consequences. It aims to improve the understanding of the complexity, the pace, the range, and the direction of these changes, and to distinguish and explain differences and similarities in family development and lifecourse transitions across Europe and within European nations. It furthermore seeks to elicit the linkages between policies and family dynamics, family diversity, and family trajectories, nationally and...
2nd Edition of Family Enrichment Holidays

2nd Edition of Family Enrichment Holidays

IFFD organized in July the second edition of Family Enrichment Holidays (FEH 2017), establishing its position as a very important event for the training of international moderators and the promotion of IFFD courses, particularly in European countries. Nineteen families took part in this edition, from Family Enrichment centers in 13 countries on 4 continents. The design of the program combines training and holidays, and the participating families were able to enjoy outdoor activities in the mountains of the Spanish Pyrenees (Huesca). Participants included new and more experienced moderators, some of whom helped out with some of the training sessions. These included Gillian Roussy, president of Family Enrichment in Canada and member of the IFFD English and French technical committees; Olivier Yao, moderator from the Ivory Coast and member of the IFFD French technical committee; and Emilio Klappenbach, who was a coordinator of Family Enrichment courses in Singapore and now moderates courses in...
First “Family Summer” in Slovakia

First “Family Summer” in Slovakia

The first “Family Summer” took place from July 30 to August 6 in the holiday park “Orava” in the north of Slovakia, surrounded by beautiful mountains, with 20 families from Slovakia taking part (91 people in total). Family enrichment courses were held for parents in the morning, led by experienced moderators, while the children had a separate program, supervised by activity leaders. In the afternoon, the families spent time together. In the evening, there were different activities for families, including, for example, cinema under the starry skies, ladies evening, gentlemen’s evening, romantic evening, grill and show. The whole week was very successful and the families are looking forward to going again next...
Publication on intergenerational relationships

Publication on intergenerational relationships

The texts from the presentations and talks at the event “Intergenerational relations in an ageing world” are compiled in this publication. The event, co-organized by IFFD and the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the United Nations, was held on April 4, as part of the 50th session of the Commission for Population and Development in the headquarters of the United Nations in New York. Link to PDF version:...
IFFD Paper 66. Families in a changing society

IFFD Paper 66. Families in a changing society

“The major trends regarding family patterns and structures over the past decades are well known in terms of delayed partnership formation, postponement of childbearing, low fertility, increasing prevalence of less committed relationships, high separation and divorce rates, increasing family diversity. However, family change is not over. New, largely unexplored forms of family life are emerging. Also, the implications of family change for children’s wellbeing and the intergenerational reproduction of inequality are of major importance, yet limited research has addressed these issues.” Download IFFD Paper...
Summer University on the Family in Hungary.

Summer University on the Family in Hungary.

The Hungarian Association for Large Families organized its first Summer University on family issues in Budapest, on July 10-14. The Director of Communication and International Relations for IFFD took part in the opening session, which was also attended by Beneda Attila, sub-secretary for family policy and demography for the Hungarian Ministry for Human Potential; King Joó, member of the European Economic and Social Committee; Laszlo Marki, president of the European Confederation of Large Families (ELFAC); Várnal Jakab OFM, Decan of the Sapientia College; and Kata Gyurkó, president of the association, amongst others. More information and photographs:...