Presentation by our Austrian partner of the results of EUROPARENTS

Media literacy of parents, reconciliation of work and family life, equality between men and women, money management, communication and culture of disputes: these are the topics of cross-border research in the "Europarents" project.

Results can now be found at:

https://www.pb-akademie.at/national---internationale-projekte.html

First Staff meeting of our EUROPARENTS project held in Winsen Germany from November 8 to 10, 2019
ERASMUS PLUS 2019-1-DE02-KA204-006498

What are the problems that affect families in Europe? For example, do Greek and Austrian parents face the same problems? What are the solutions to these problems? On November 9, 2019, the opening meeting of the European exchange program "Europarents" in the city of Winsen, Germany, with the participation of educational organizations from Germany, Spain, Austria, Bulgaria and Greece We have examined the main problems they face the family in these countries and we exchange opinions. We organize the new actions of the program and the next issues that must be addressed, such as the conflict in education, the reconciliation of family and work life and money management in our countries.

The project is coordinated by our partners Systeme in Bewegung e.V., from Germany

And the following institutions intervene as partners:

Akademie für politische Bildung und demokratiefördernde Maßnahmen Austria

ASSOCIATION OF INNOVATION TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, Spain

UCHEBNA RABOTILNITSA EVROPA SDRUZHENIE, BulgariaEDUCOMMART SIMIO

SINANTISIS EKPEDEVSIS KE DIMIOURGIAS ASTIKI MIKERDOSKOPIKI ETERIA, Greece Stiftung Medien- und Onlinesucht, Germany.

EUROPARENTS

The family is the smallest system in European society.
The starting point for the construction of democracy and social change, and therefore
deserves special support.
Thanks to our counseling and education work, we know families are always looking for
help on similar issues, which "hooks" on almost all of the same places. We wonder if
this is the case in the European Community everywhere, the Greek, German and
Austrian Fathers have the same problems. And as with our partners, read solutions to
these problems and the like.
What forms of good communication, dealing with money, education (media), family
reconciliation and work did parents find in other European countries?
What suggestions can we get from other organizations that have parents and children,
how can we improve our work?
To find out, we exchanged ideas in a consortium of DE, AT, BG, ES and GR and,
therefore, become more professional. Experience has found that many parents feel
relieved to discover that they are not alone in their problems. Therefore, we will
disseminate the results of the project through an online article that describes the
management of family problems in comparison with other European countries and
shows different solutions.
This completes the main objective, an additional professionalization of our
organizations. Therefore, the direct target groups are the employees of the
organizations that, through their work, carry out the results to other organizations and
to the indirect target group of parents and families.
Not only do individual organizations benefit from European exchanges, but families can
also have the feeling that other people in Europe are similar to them, the feeling for the
European community. In previous projects, where each organization has been
involved, all documents the impression that "Europe works better on a small scale":
direct human contact, and where this is not possible, knowledge of families and similar
to Europe, leads to mutual understanding and sympathy across national borders, which
today threatens to solidify again. The consortium plans to make greater use of the
similarities and solutions found in a monitoring project.