28TH CONFERENCE, WARSAW 13 – 15 MAY 2012The 28th EUFASA Conference took place in Warsaw from 13 to 15 May 2012. 44 Delegates from 22 EUFASA member countries represented their Associations. At the invitation of the Polish Chair, 13 Observers from European Embassies in Warsaw attended the Conference. The conference was opened by Mrs. Graz.yna Bernatowicz, Under Secretary of State of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mrs. Katarzyna Braiter, EUFASA Chair.
TOPIC 1. EUFASA Welcome Team Working group chair: Germany Participating: Czech Republic, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands and Portugal
TOPIC 2. Legal Status of Accompanying parents Working group chair: Poland Participating: Czech Republic, France, Hungary
TOPIC 3. Communication between Associations and MFAs Working group chair: Austria Participating: Cyprus, Germany and Ireland
TOPIC 4. Establishing Links with the Private Sector for Spouse Employment Opportunities Working group chair: Portugal Participating: France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland
TOPIC 5. Elaborating a new EUFASA Conference Model
Working group chair: Italy
Participating: Belgium, Spain and the European Commission
- Being an expatriate spouse: challenges and opportunities (Iceland)
- Follow-up report on the legal status of the spouse – same-sex marriages (Finland)
The following workshops were held:
- Brainstorming on the European Welcome Team Chair: Germany
- Brainstorming on a new model for Eufasa Conferences Chair: Italy
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS TO THE 28th EUFASA CONFERENCE
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. Observers from Ireland, Luxembourg and Serbia also attended the Conference.