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FP7 Families in Transition


Daniela Del Boca


Ylenia Brilli, Daniela Bulgarelli, Maria Laura Di Tommaso, Letizia Mencarini, Chiara Monfardini, Tiziana Nazio, Mario Pagliero, Chiara Pronzato, Sarah Grace See.




What will families look like in the future? Are existing social- and family policies compatible with changes in family patterns? These and related questions are addressed in the large-scale integrating project Families And Societies – Changing families and sustainable societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations, coordinated by Stockholm University.

The collaborative research project is financed in the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (€6.5 millions in EU contribution; grant no. 320116).  Launched in February 1, 2013 it will continue until January 31, 2017.

The main objectives of the project are:

  • To investigate the diversity of family forms, relationships, and life courses in Europe.
  • To assess the compatibility of existing policies with family changes.
  • To contribute to evidence-based policy-making.

The project will extend our knowledge on how policies promote well-being, inclusion and sustainable societal development among families.