ROME 2014

 

30TH CONFERENCE, ROME MARCH/APRIL 2014

The 30th EUFASA Conference was held in Rome, from March 30 to April 1, 2014. 44 delegates from 24 EUFASA members Associations were present. At the invitation of the Italian Chair, 11 Observers from few European Embassies in Rome attended the Conference. The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Federica Mogherini, opened the Conference.

AGENDA

TOPIC 1. “EUFASA Welcome Team”.
Chair: Portugal. Members: France, Germany and Italy.

Sub-topic: the Italian web portal for the diplomatic families community in Rome, by Italy.

TOPIC 2. “EUFASA Work and Employment”.
Chair: France. Members: EEAS/EUFN, Finland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

Sub-group: Health Insurance for accompanying spouses/partners when working abroad, by Finland with EEAS/EUFN and Spain.

Sub-topic: Public and Private Professional members of the diplomatic world: testimonies, collected by Italy.

Sub-topic: Self-employment and portable careers – testimonies, collected by Switzerland.

TOPIC 3. “EUFASA Contemporary Diplomatic Spouses/Partners: testimonies”.

Coordinators: Austria and Switzerland. Members: Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

TOPIC 4. “EUFASA Think Tank”.
Chair: EEAS/EUFN. Members: Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia and Switzerland.

Workshop 1. “The ACDMAE Pilot Project of a diplomatic families virtual community – forms and features” by Italy.

Workshop 2. “Communication in our time, pros and cons of social networks and internet tools …” by the Director of the Italian Diplomatic Institute.

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS TO THE 30th EUFASA CONFERENCE:
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, EEAS/EUFN, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. Guest speakers: the founder of the First European Diplomatic Spouses Symposium, the Vice President and the founder member of LESA Montreal. Guests from Kuwait, Turkey, USA and the EASA, also attended the Conference.

EUFASA IN A NUTSHELL
Third commemorative folio 2014