International seminar: Social policies that affect children and families. Regulatory impact assessment: from Europe to Catalonia

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The aim of this online international seminar is to examine findings regarding the extent to which the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) has been enforced and applied, as well as the framework of child protection policies, in the European Union, Spain and Italy.
9.30 a.m. Introduction, Montserrat Gas Aixendri
9.40 a.m. “Child protection policies in Catalonia: present and future challenges”, Dr Mª Jesus Larios Paterna, assistant to the Ombudsperson of Catalonia 
10 a.m. “Children’s rights mainstreaming in Europe”, Dr. Aida Kisunaite, research fellow, Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies, University of Padova
10.15 a.m. “Child protection policies in Spain and Catalonia”, Marc Grau Grau, researcher for the Childcare and Family Policies Chair at UIC Barcelona
10.30 a.m. “Regulatory impact analysis as a tool for assessing the effectiveness of social policy”, Dr Dolors Canals Ametller, full professor of Administrative Law at the University of Girona
10.45 a.m. “Regulatory impact of social care in Catalonia: childhood and youth”, Paula Ortí Ferrer, head of the area for Regulatory Improvements at the Government of Catalonia
11 a.m.  Questions to the speakers
11.30 a.m. End of seminar
*Please note presentations will be given in either Catalan, Spanish or English.
Organised by:
  • Università degli Studi di Padova. Scienze Politiche, Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali (SPGI): STARS Grants programme (CRIMG - Mainstreaming of children's rights: multilevel governance perspective, funding: Euros 140.000).
  • Institute of Advanced Family Studies at UIC Barcelona: Childcare and Family Policies Chair
  • Department of Public Law at the University of Girona, research project: Evaluación del proceso normativo en la Unión Europea y en España ante los nuevos retos sociales del Estado de Derecho (DER2016-76325-R (Gender-based policy impact assessment. Its effective application in European institutions and in Spain)) financed by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
Institut d’Estudis Superiors de la Família. Childcare and Family Policies Chair