COFACE Families Europe Berlin

Berlin conference: “The impact of digitalisation on 21st century families”

COFACE Families Europe and its German member Arbeitsgemeinschaft der deutschen Familien organisationen (AGF) jointly held a conference on ‘The impact of digitalisation on 21st century families’ in Berlin on 7-8 November with the hashtag #digitalfamiliesEU

Our aim was to lead the way in launching a European debate on the social impact of digitalisation to reflect the rapid digital changes impacting families. We gathered experts to examine how new ways of working and consuming are impacting family relations and how people can strategically prepare for the future.  We also examined both national and EU policies and discussed how they could apply to 21st century trends.

Please refer to our policy briefs as a record of the key points at the event.

See also:
Conference Programme
Pictures of the event

Workshops:

Berlin Conference Opener (Annemie Drieskens, COFACE Families Europe President)

Reviewing working time legislation in Finland: analysis from IT-intensive sectors (Jukka Ahtela, Advisor for Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland)

Smart work. Can digitalisation help reconcile work and family life? (Leonardo Orlando – Head of Development and Compensation UBI Banca)

Webethics: learning to manage the Internet daily with your children/teenagers (Marie Nyssens, La ligue des familles President)

The Future of Work and the challenges for Europe (Dr Ala’a Shehabi, the Work Foundation)

How to capitalize on the digital revolution ? (Julia Charrié, France Stratégie)

Does the digitazation provide a level playing field for eberybody? (Stefan Herwig)

The impact of digitalisation on 21st century families 8 November 2016 (Frank Sioen, Advocacy Officer European Network on Independent Living – ENIL)

How robotics can support persons with disabilities and their families

Digital Solutions in Healthcare: User Experiences in Accessing and Adopting Supportive Technologies (Dr. Sara Simblett, Research Associate, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IOPPN), King’s College London, UK

Connected children: vulnerable users or digital experts? (John Carr, eNACSO)

Let’s play it safe – Children and youths in the digital world (Jutta Croll, I-KiZ)

New consumers in the digital economy : the implications for data privacy (Jean-Bernard Audureau, ASGECO)

Promotional videos:
General: The impact of digitalisation on 21st century families, 7-8 Nov, Berlin
Video workshop 1: Smart work: Can digitalisation help reconcile work and family life?
Video workshop 2: Digital literacy: an essential skill for the new world of work?
Video workshop 3: Future of work: the pros and cons of a digital economy
Video workshop 4: 21st century social services: promoting human rights or nourishing dependency?
Video workshop 5: Connected children: vulnerable users or digital experts?
Video workshop 6: Big data: threat or opportunity?