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PEOPLE Subproject Info: DIVERSIA

FAMILY DIVERSITY AND RECONCILIATION STRATEGIES


Project aims
Diversia aims to unveil the problem of the care of dependent people (children and elderly people) continuing to fall on women. It investigates the complexity of "family solidarities", where grandparents (particularly grandmothers) aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters and other close relatives (the "family network") can offer support so that women with dependents may take paid work. The project also looks at the growth in monomarental/monoparental, homoparental or combined families, adoptive or immigrant families or simply unipersonal ones.
The final aim  is to detect action lines in the field of corresponsability of women and men to involve men in the private life and to encourage public bodies for the implementation of resources and public services in favour of an equal participation of women and men concerning all spheres of life.

Activities:

  

-Production of an European Study about the different needs of reconciliation of private and professional life to women and men in base of the different geographical contexts of family networks and the demographic challenges faced by Europe.

- Compilation and Dissemination of European Good Practises in the field of corresponsability taking into account the geographical context, urban or rural of the family networks.

- Awareness and dissemination activities: organisation of study visits to gender entities in the European regions involved in the subproject and European Workshops about gender and Corresponsability in view of the new demographic challenges faced by Europe.

 

Activities
 
The Diversia partnership will be joining the PEOPLE International Conference on the Reconciliation of Work and Private Life, hosted by the Junta de Andalucia in Seville, on the 13th September 2010.
 
News section
 
-The first transnational meeting between differents socials-partners took place in Seville the last june.
 
-In the context of the People Project Third International Conference in Seville  (october 2010),  the partners had a meeting to coordinate the activities of project.

 
-The second transnational meeting between differents socials partners of the DIVERSIA sub-project took place in Krakow (Poland) the last 8 th and 9 th November.
 
- In December 2010, the entities designed a pamphlet to diffuse the sub-project .

-In this quarter, the entities involved in Diversia subproject continue to investigate examples of good practises in reconciliation.
It has continued to work on the design and the revision of the methodology of Reconciliation and Diversity Family Report.

In the period of January-April 2011 the procedures of the three region investigation and the questionnaire continued. 
 
The third transnational meeting of the DIVERSIA sub-project was held in Sodertalje, SDtockholm Region, Sweden between the 8th-10th of June 2011. Studyvisits were made to public pre-schools for children between the age of 1-6; public home for the elderly and a private home for disabled children run by the anthroposophic institution of Mikaelgården in the south of Sodertalje. Decisions were made by the Steering Committe on the finalizing and further procedure of the results of the three region investigation on the Reconciliation Issues of Diversity Families.
 
In the end of June 2011, the Final Steering Committe and Studyvisits were held in Seville and Granada. Studyvisits were made to a Granada day -care centre for the elderly, kindergarten for the young from the age of 3-6; and a day-care centre at the University of Seville. The last steering committé of the DIVERSIA subproject reported on the results of the Good practices and the results of the regional questionnaire and made decisions upon the structure of the report on the Reconciliation Investigation to be presented in the end of August 2011.
 
 
 
 
Events
 
The third trasnational meeting between differents socials partners of the DIVERSIA sub-project will take place the next spring in Sodertalje (Sweden).