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The city of Bologna hosted on 25-26 February 2008 the last meeting and the final conference of the Briefcase project funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the Municipality of Bologna, Education and Policies of Differences department, with the involvement of five other European cities (Amaroussion, Chemnitz, Craiova, Dusseldorf and Plovdiv), a local association - Millenia, a network of European cities - Eurocities and a research institute - Verwey Jonker Institute. This Final Conference on "The role of schools and educational services for children and young people in local policies aimed at conciliation of work and home life and the promotion of gender equality in local development? was the second and last planned dissemination event. After the opening and welcome address by Milli Virgilio, Deputy Mayor for Education, Training and Policies of Differences of the Bologna Municipality, the speeches were focused on the presentation of the most meaningful data gathered in the analysis phase and good practises collected in all the cities involved and pilot actions implemented. Afterwards project partners were involved in a round table to discuss on some key issues linked to conciliation such as the awareness of public opinion and decision makers about the importance of conciliation between work and family life, the value of women's experience in programmes and local services, local experience of cooperation on this thematic between different stakeholders, innovative initiatives to promote conciliation, thoughts and evaluation of the Briefcase project experience. Last part of the evening was mainly dedicated to the local context analysis through two presentations of Anna Salfi, Emilia-Romagna CGIL responsible for Gender and Equal Opportunities Policies and Rita Ghedini, President of the Social Coperative Cadiai on the topic "Integrate conciliation in the development strategies" with a particular view on conciliation and wellness policies for workers, public-private partnerships and corporate social responsibility. The conference was attended by around 50 persons, representatives of local public entities, Universities, schools, daycare centres, social organisations and associations, trade unions, etc. The final publication will be available in Italian and English on the project website (www.briefcaseproject.eu) at the beginning of May. Download the programme
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Research outcomes
Good practices and pilot action
 
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