Project Activities: Thematic Seminars

This activity is understood as a number of monothematic seminars in which all the members of the national DPs take part in an active way. The themes of these seminars must include common interests topics, previously agreed by the three partners. It is advisable that these seminars keep related to the study areas fixed for the "Studies" activity, in the sense that they can be used as a platform for the debate about theses issues. The contents of these seminars fulfill the expectations of the partners that make up the transnational partnership.

Finally, these seminars shall be open to the general public. The profile of the participants will be decided by the organizing DP.

The responsibility for the coordination of this activity is assumed by the Czech DP.


3rd Thematic Seminar - Havlickuv Brod

Thematic seminar ”Balancing Professional and Family Life” : 26.03.2007 Czech Republic

Within the framework of the TCA project Balancing Life in Europe, the 3rd thematic seminar was held in Havlickuv Brod (Czech Republic - Vysočina region) on March 26, 2007 under the name of Balancing Professional and Family Life.

The focus of the seminar was on employment and work-life balance, employer - employee relations, new Labour Code and its challenges, work-life balance surveys in Vysočina region, examples of employee directed benefits and needed child-care services in the region. The seminar also focused on work-life balance trends in European Union with specific examples provided by Swedish and Spanish TCA partners.

This one day international seminar was directly followed by a one day national workshop focused on real-life examples of employers' work-life balance programmes provided to their employees. This workshop held on March 27 was concluded by announcement of results of the pilot regional "Family Friendly Enterprise"Award. More information on this award is provided on the Czech language portal: http://www.rovnesance.cz

Programme Balancing Professional and Family Life, 26. 3. 2007, Hotel Slunce, Havlíčkův Brod

At the occasion of the Seminar „Family Friendly Enterprise Award“ will be announced on 27.3.2007. The event is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Industry and Trade CR, Deputy Hetman of the Vysočina Region Ing. M. Černá, and the Mayor of Havlíčkův Brod, Ing. J. Fischerová.

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2nd Thematic Seminar - Karlstad

Thematic seminar ”Empowerment”: 23.05.2006 Sweden

Within the framework of “Balancing Life in Europe” TCA, a thematic seminar was held in Karlstad, Varmland, Sweden the 23 of May 2006. This seminar dealt with the topic Empowerment, parenthood, social insurance and social services, in a gender and ethnical perspective.To improve the balance between people’s working and personal spheres.
The duration of this seminar was one day and consisted of a number of performances and round tables around the topic Empowerment. The different performances reflected different approaches to the topic, from the Swedish welfare system in a European perspective, the family guidance of the Swedish Church to male parenthood/ parental education as “daddy” – leaders and parental education for “new” Swedish citizens and integration.

The transnational partners ended the seminar with presentations about private sectors initiatives in Czech Republic and challenge of improving public resources in Andalucia, Spain. The total number of participants to this seminar was 35 people, among which 10 were men and 25 were women.

Place:
The Väner-salen, the County Administration Board of Värmland.

Date:
Tuesday 23 May 2006.

Attending people:
DP partners and transnational partners, regional and local political and technical staff, collaborating organisations. 

 

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1st Thematic Seminar - Seville

Thematic Seminar on Citizens Participation and Work-Life Balance: 21.02.2006 Spain

Within the framework of “Balancing Life in Europe” TCA, a thematic seminar was held in Seville (Spain) last 21st February 2006. This seminar dealt with the topic of Citizens participation in relation to work-life balance, focusing on the ability of citizens participation to act as an instrument to improve the balance between people’s working and personal spheres.
 

This one day seminar consisted of a number of  performances and round tables around the topic of citizens participation and the incidence of this mechanism in other related aspects. The different performances reflected different approaches to the topic, from the approach of a municipality to the approach of the trade unions and business world. The total number of participants to this seminar was 70 people, among which seven were men and 63 were women.

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