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PROFIT Project dissemination conference

PROFIT project dissemination conference
Policy Responses Overcoming Factors in the Intergenerational Transmission of Inequalities
Hotel President
Spa?a, Poland, 12-14th April 2007

Mission of the Conference

The Conference will provide a forum for discussion between academics, politicians, social services’ providers and officers on the policies and practices in Europe to overcome intergenerational inheritance of inequalities at local level (municipalities) .

The Conference intents to discuss in some detail the results deriving from the PROFIT project:

Who is expected to attend this conference?

·    Policy-makers (specifically elected members of municipality council members)
·    Social services’ providers (public, private): social workers, teachers, probation workers
·    Social services’ municipality officers
·    Researchers
·    Doctoral students





Thursday, 12th April


18.30-20.00     Consortium meeting with the presence of the European Commission Scientific Officer, Mr Marc Goffart

20.00               Dinner

Friday 13th April

9.00-9.30         Registration and refreshment

9.30-10.30       Opening plenary

-                                              Welcome address – professor Zbigniew Rau
Senator of the Republic of Poland

-                                              Welcome address – professor Wojciech Katner,
Vice-Rector of the University of Lodz, PROFIT coordinating institution

-                                              General overview of PROFIT objectives and outcomes
Wielislawa Warzywoda-Kruszynska, project coordinator

-                                              Intergenerational inheritance of inequalities - comparative analysis of results for 8 European medium-size towns
Ewa Rokicka, project vice-coordinator

10.30-11.00     Coffee break

11.00-12.30     Presentations of selected good practices by national teams
Chair: Dagmar Kutsar

-                                              Good practice from Pori (Finland)

-                                              Good practice from Rovigo (Italy)

-                                              Good practice from Giessen (Germany)

-                                              Good practice from Jonava (Lithuania)

12.30-13.45     Lunch break

13.00               Press conference

13.45-15.15     Presentations of selected good practices by national teams
Chair: Devi Sacchetto

-                                              Good practice from Pärnu(Estonia)

-                                              Good practice from Loughborough (United Kingdom)

-                                              Good practice from Pernik (Bulgaria)

-                                              Good practice from Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland)

15.15-15.30     Coffee break

15.30-17.00     Working Group Sessions – discussion on transferability of presented practices:

-                                              Working Group I - moderator Dieter Eissel

-                                              Working Group II - moderator Harri Melin

-                                              Working Group III - moderator Kestutis Pukelis

17.00-17.15     Coffee break

17.15-18.00     Closing plenary

-                                              Reports from working groups – D. Eissel, H. Melin, K. Pukelis

-                                              Open discussion on project results

18.00-18.45     Comments on project results by Advisory Board Members -
Nikolai Genov, Lynda Walters, Zdzislawa Janowska

19.00               Dinner

Saturday 14th April

10.00-12.30     Case study – visit to Tomaszow Mazowiecki

13.00-14.00     Lunch

14.00-18.00     PROFIT Consortium meeting

-                                              Discussion on final activity report

-                                              Discussion on dissemination strategy

-                                              Discussion on further cooperation

 Dissemination conference agenda