MMM is part of a new Pan-European Family Support Network. The main aim and objective of the Action is to build collaborative pathways between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, children, families, public and private agencies and society in general. This will create the necessary framework to inform on family policies and practices, with the underlying goal of ensuring children’s rights and families’ well-being.
The project covers 35 European countries in the EU and beyond. It started in March 2019 and will have a duration of 4 years until March 2023.
There is a tendency for governments to focus more on Child Protection than on Family Protection policies. However, research has shown that children from families that are accompanied and supported when needed, have lower school drop out rates, perform better academically, present less drug related problems, are less prone to depression, are able to stay with their families instead of being placed elsewhere, etc.
Family is the context for development and well-being of the new generation, and parenting is a resource that must be supported. Europe needs a pan-European effort that provides high-impact research, based on a participatory model (voicing the opinions of a wide range of stakeholders) and informs on family policies and practices at a European level, taking into account the different realities that exist at national level.
The European Family Network aims to contribute to high quality training of future generations of European researchers in the field of family support, with an evidence-based and pluralistic approach.
It will raise awareness among key European and international stakeholders in family support, by involving them in the Action and disseminating internationally with interactive tools.
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