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Study on Child Poverty and Child Well-Being in the EU

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Child poverty and child well-being: better monitoring for better policies (seminar on the draft report in Brussels, 26 November, 2009

9.00-9.10 Welcome: Georg Fisher, acting director (Directorate E - Social Protection and Integration, DG EMPL)

Child mainstreaming in the European Union: Isabelle Engsted-Maquet (Unit E/2 - Inclusion,
Social Policy Aspects of Migration, Streamlining of Social Policy, DG EMPL)

The context and objectives of the project:
István György Tóth (TÁRKI)/Terry Ward (Applica)

Session 1: Identifying the main factors of child poverty and social exclusion for policy making:
combining international benchmarking and country level analysis
Chair: Michael Förster (OECD)
Presenter: András Gábos (TÁRKI) (15 min)
Discussant: Fran Bennett (University of Oxford, Dept. of Social Policy and Social Work) (10 min)
Discussion (20 min)
10.15-10.45 Coffee break
10.45-13:00 Session 2: Policies that work in combating child poverty and social exclusion in the Member States
Chair: Petra Hoelscher (UNICEF)
10.45-12.15 Part 1 Policy responses to key challenges (crisis)
Country case study UK (Presenter: Jonathan Bradshaw
Social Policy Research Unit – University of York)
(10 min)

Country case study Finland (Presenter: Markus Jäntti
Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University)
(10 min)

Country case study France (Presenter: Michel Legros
Department of human and social sciences and health behaviour,
Ecole des hautes études en santé publique)
(10 min)

Country case study Poland (Presenter: Irena Woycicka
The Gdansk Institute for Market Economics)
(10 min)

Discussant: Keetie Roelen (University of Maastricht) (10 min)
Discussion: (30 min)

Part 2 Effective policy mixes (income support, access to labour market of parents, enabling services)
and target setting at the level of Member States
Presenter: Terry Ward (Applica) (15 min)
Discussant: John Halloran (ESN – European Social Network) (10 min)
Discussion (20 min)
13.005-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Session 3: EU indicators of child well-being
Chair: Eric Marlier (CEPS/INSTEAD)
Analytical framework for reporting within the OMC and proposal for a limited set of child well-being indicators
Presenter: István György Tóth, TÁRKI (30 min)
Discussant: Dominic Richardson (OECD) (15 min)
Discussion (45 min)
15.30-15.45 Coffee break
15.45-16.45 Round table on Child poverty and well-being in the EU and the way forward
Chair: Hugh Frazer (National University of Ireland)
Magda de Meyer – Director of Cabinet of Philippe Courard, Secretary of State for social integration and the fight against poverty,
Federal Ministry of Social affairs and public health;
Aurelio Fernandez Lopez – Advisor to the Secretary of State for Social Security and Chair of the Social Protection Committee
Margaret Wachenfeld - UNICEF
Jana Hainsworth – EUROCHILD
David Stanton – Chair of the ISG

Closing remarks: Isabelle Engsted-Maquet
(Unit E/2 - Inclusion, Social Policy Aspects of Migration, Streamlining of Social Policy, DG EMPL)