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"... and who will help THEM?" | conference on one parent families 2007

A Conference on Single Parent Families in Hungary

Date: Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Venue: Magyar Telekom Headquarters (1013 Budapest, Krisztina krt. 55.)

09:00 Welcome address

“The largest minority in Hungary” – The situation and perception of single parent families in Hungary

Anna Nagy, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Single Parents’ Club Foundation

09:15 Magyar Telecom welcome address

Dr András Simon, Director of Communication, Magyar Telekom

09:30 Conference Opening

09:45 Which foreign examples could Hungarian society make use of?

HMA John Nichols, British Ambassador, Budapest

10:00 Has the public anything to do with single parents?

  • Where, when and from whom can they expect help, respect or disdain?

Professor Zsuzsa Ferge, Programme Director, National Programme against Child Poverty

10:30 Questions and Answers

11:00 Coffee Break

11:10 The continuous change of the HR market

  • What does the domestic labour market demand and offer?

  • Is it possible to balance work and family?

Zsolt Lukács, Partner, Telkes Consulting Inc.

11:40 How should single parent families make their voice heard?

  • Where the system already works: the British model

  • Good practices Hungary could adopt

Chris Pond, Director General, National Council for One Parent Families, Great Britain

12:10 Questions and Answers

12:40 Lunch

13:30 “Truncated family”? What’s this?

  • What do children need?

  • Who will provide it for them?

Dr Tamás Vekerdy, child psychologist

14:00 Questions and Answers

14:30 Interventions from the floor and discussion

15:00 Closing remarks

Gábor Csizmár, State Secretary, Ministry of Social and Labour Affairs