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AT A DISTANCE - TOGETHER

 

Hybrid Women's Conference of Visegrad Organizations

20 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

 

 

The Visegrad Fund and the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources, on August 28, 2020, organized the “FAMILIES, CAREERS – A CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM IN THE V4 SPIRIT” International Conference.

 

The venue was the Rubin Hotel in Budapest and in addition to the 60 participants, more than 40 people from Hungary and more than 60 people from around the world followed the event which was streamed online in real time, both in Hungarian and English. 

 

Civil organizations from V4 countries, considering family policy together, were looking for answers on how to reconcile family responsibilities with workplace expectations. The revitalization of the economy through the employment of women has also emerged as an articulated issue. After all, the presence of as many women as possible in the labor market is vital for the economic development of a country.

 

Our recommendations for decision makers will be based on the extensive survey which we were conducting in the V4 countries between August 24 and September 18, 2020.

 

One of the signs of the joint thinking of the decision-makers and the civil organizations was the presence and presentations of Dr. Attila Beneda, Deputy State Secretary for Family Affairs, Ministry of Human Resources. In his presentation, Dr. Beneda pointed out that the V4 countries began discussing the challenges and the recommended actions of family policy at ministerial level two years ago. Furthermore, measures taken by the Hungarian government since 2010 demonstrate that strengthening the nation can be achieved with the support of families. In particular, different generations of women can help in this process.

 

Nine women and one man from the other V4 countries have come in person. Representatives of the Czech Business & Professional Women, the Slovak Business Agency and the Polish Large Families Association Związek Dużych Rodzin "Trzy Plus" all agreed that Hungary is family friendly. The presentations were followed by panel discussions entitled“Women as Entrepreneurs” and “Women at the Workplace”.The panelists, women who have held leading positions in several sectors, shared their experiences and good practices in the field of women's employment and the challenges they faced in reconciling family life.

 

In his closing remarks, Czech Ambassador, HE Mr. Tibor Bial emphasized the impact, actuality and significance that the conference could have in furthering cooperation between the Visegrad countries.

 

On 29 August 2020, the day after the conference, the speakers and the organizers of the Visegrad Women’s conference were greeted by Mónika Dunai, Member of Parliament, Chair of the Subcommittee on Women's Dignity, in the Széll Kálmán Hall of Parliament. On the occasion, she talked about her personal political career, and provided a brief insight into the work and operation of the Parliament, including its history. She was pleased to answer questions from interested guests. As a worthy end to the Visegrad Women’s program, we had an unusual tour guide in the person of Mrs. Mónika Dunai, who took the group around the Parliament building, which is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Further information:

 

Ms. Andrea Ferenczi project manager

 

Mobile: +36309827093, Email: ferenczi@t-online.hu

 

www.visegradwomen.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Encl.: CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

 

 

WOMEN, FAMILIES, CAREERS – A CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM IN THE V4 SPIRIT
International Conference

 

Date and Time: 28 August 2020, from 13:00 pm. to 19:30 pm.

 

(Official program: from 13:30 pm. to 18:00 pm.)

 

Venue:  Rubin Wellness & Conference Hotel, Ballroom (1118 Budapest, Dayka Gábor utca 3.)

 

The main patron of the conference:

 

 Ms. Katalin Novák

 

Hungarian Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs

 

 of the Ministry of Human Capacities

 

 

 

Language of the conference: Hungarian and English

 

 

 

PROGRAM

13:00 - 13:30 Registration

 

13:30 - 14:00 Opening, Welcome
Ms. Andrea Ferenczi, President of the AWCDH, project manager of the Visegrad Project, Chair
Dr. Attila Beneda, Deputy State Secretary for Family Affairs, Ministry of Human Resources.

 


14:00 – 15:00 Introduction of Partners

 

Dr. Júlia Fodor, vice president, Hungarian Red Cross

 

Ms. Aleksandra Januszewicz, family sociologist, coordinator of “3 Plus line" helpline of Związek Dużych Rodzin "Trzy Plus" (Large Families Association), Poland

 

Ms. Éva Horváth, president, Women's Entrepreneurial Club of Győr-Moson-Sopron County Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

Ms. Lenka Šťastná, president, and Ms. Ingrid Šurova, member of the Presidium
of  Business & Professional Women, Czech Republic

 

Ms Katalin Balla, Policy officer, National Association of Large Families – NOE

 

Ms. Katarína Gavalcová, Manager of International Projects at Slovak Business Agency

 

15:00 – 15:30 Presentations

Ms. Ildikó Modláné Görgényi, adult education expert, head of the survey team of the Visegrad project
Dr. Konczosné Prof. Dr. Márta Szombathelyi PhD Habil István Széchenyi University

 

 15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break

 

15:45 – 17:45 Panel discussions

 

Moderator: Ms. Erika Farkas, senior editor and presenter, Kossuth Radio

 

15:45 – 16:45 Panel discussion I. “Women as entrepreneurs”

 

Speakers:

 

Ms. Henrieta Holúbeková, entrepreneur, founder of House of Knowledge

 

Ms. Eva Primus Kovandova, director of Chamber of Commerce in Prague

 

Ms. Obertolné Horváth Tímea, entrepreneur, representing the Club of Győr-Moson-Sopron County Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

16:45 – 17:45 Panel discussion II. “Women at the workplace”

 

Speakers:

 

Ms. Kinga Joó, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, Vice Chair of the National Association of Large Families – NOE

 

Ms. Aleksandra Januszewicz, family sociologist, international director of Związek Dużych Rodzin "Trzy Plus" (Large Families Association), Poland

 

Ms. Katalin Hajós, “women in leadership” expert, representing AWCDH in the Best Workplace for Women Award Evaluation Committee

 

17:45 – 18:00 Closing remarks: HE Mr. Tibor Bial, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Hungary

 

 

INVITATION (20 August 2020)

WOMEN, FAMILIES, CAREERS – A CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM IN THE V4 SPIRIT

International Conference

Date and Time: 28 August 2020, from 13:00 pm. to 19:30 pm.
(Official program: from 13:30 pm. to 18:00 pm.)

Venue:  Rubin Wellness & Conference Hotel, Ballroom (1118 Budapest, Dayka Gábor utca 3.)

Language of the conference: Hungarian and English

The main patron of the conference:
 Ms. Katalin Novák

Hungarian Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Human Capacities

The conference could be joined online by registered participants:

 

 

Magyar link:

https://youtu.be/OhrrOOF4_5g

 

English link:

https://youtu.be/PlSHqjx4wBU

 

Magyar tartalék:

https://youtu.be/NH2CVg5yZM0

 

English optional:

https://youtu.be/AXOoT6lCzvU

  

PROGRAM
updated on 29 August 2020

13:00 - 13:30 Registration

13:30 - 14:00 Opening, Welcome

Ms. Andrea Ferenczi, President of the AWCDH,project manager of the Visegrad Project, Chair
Dr. Attila Beneda, Deputy State Secretary for Family Affairs, Ministry of Human Resources.

14:00 – 15:00 Introduction of Partners

Dr. Júlia Fodor, vice president, Hungarian Red Cross
Ms. Aleksandra Januszewicz, family sociologist, coordinator of “3 Plus line" helpline of Związek Dużych Rodzin "Trzy Plus" (Large Families Association), Poland
Ms. Éva Horváth, president, Women's Entrepreneurial Club of Győr-Moson-Sopron County Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Ms. Lenka Šťastná, president, and Ms. Ingrid Šurova, member of the Presidium
of  Business & Professional Women, Czech Republic
Ms. Katarína Gavalcová, Manager of International Projects at Slovak Business Agency
Ms Katalin Balla, Policy officer, National Association of Large Families – NOE

15:00 – 15:30 Presentations
Ms. Ildikó Modláné Görgényi, adult education expert, head of the survey team of the Visegrad project
Dr. Konczosné Prof. Dr. Márta Szombathelyi PhD Habil István Széchenyi University 

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break 

15:45 – 17:45 Panel discussions
Moderator: Ms. Erika Farkas, senior editor and presenter, Kossuth Radio

15:45 – 16:45 Panel discussion I. “Women as entrepreneurs”
Speakers:
Ms. Henrieta Holúbeková, entrepreneur, founder of House of Knowledge
Ms. Eva Primus Kovandova, director of Chamber of Commerce in Prague
Ms. Obertolné Horváth Tímea, entrepreneur, representing the Club of Győr-Moson-Sopron County Chamber of Commerce and Industry

16:45 – 17:45 Panel discussion II. “Women at the workplace”
Speakers:
Ms. Kinga Joó, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, Vice Chair of the National Association of Large Families – NOE
Ms. Aleksandra Januszewicz, family sociologist, international director of Związku Dużych Rodzin "Trzy Plus" (Large Families Association), Poland
Ms. Katalin Hajós, “women in leadership” expert, representing AWCDH in the Best Workplace for Women Award Evaluation Committee 

17:45 – 18:00 Closing remarks: HE Mr. Tibor Bial, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Hungary

18:00 – 19:30 Networking, Sandwich buffet

Objectives

The Association for Women’s Career Development in Hungary (AWCDH) as Coordinator organized the international conference within the frameworks of the “Women, Families, Careers – a Civil Society Forum in the V4 Spirit” Project in partnership with the Business & Professional Women CR z.s., from the Czech Republic, the Slovak Business Agency and the Związek Dużych Rodzin "Trzy Plus" (Large Families Association from Poland who will be personally represented at the conference.

We also invited our long year Hungarian partner organizations, the National Association of Large Families – NOE, the Hungarian Red Cross, Women Entrepreneur’s Club of Győr. We and our V4 Partners with their own country specific knowledge and contacts  contribute to achieve our goals together.

At this Conference we launched a Forum as a V4 Civil Society Initiative to help promote women’s employment. There was emphasis on the balance between work and private/family life, with special regard to the values of our region and its sustainability.  

We shared knowledge, experiences and best practices in our partnership and with invited experts in helping young women with a look at relevant topics and good practices: legal background, good workplaces, traditional and new approaches to women’s career models, help for women inside and outside the family.

As our main goal is to formulate a joint Recommendation for decision makers based on the conference and the electronic survey to be conducted between August 24 and September 18, 2020. With this, we also want to help to present the opinions and suggestions of the V4 countries on the highly important topic of “Women, Family and Career” in our countries, as well as in the forums of the European Union and the United Nations.

 

 

 

Further information:
Ms. Andrea Ferenczi project manager
Mobile: +36309827093
Email: ferenczi@t-online.hu

 

 

 

 

AT A DISTANCE - TOGETHER

 

Hybrid Women's Conference of Visegrad Organizations

20 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

 

 

The Visegrad Fund and the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources, on August 28, 2020, organized the “FAMILIES, CAREERS – A CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM IN THE V4 SPIRIT” International Conference.

 

The venue was the Rubin Hotel in Budapest and in addition to the 60 participants, more than 40 people from Hungary and more than 60 people from around the world followed the event which was streamed online in real time, both in Hungarian and English. 

 

Civil organizations from V4 countries, considering family policy together, were looking for answers on how to reconcile family responsibilities with workplace expectations. The revitalization of the economy through the employment of women has also emerged as an articulated issue. After all, the presence of as many women as possible in the labor market is vital for the economic development of a country.

 

Our recommendations for decision makers will be based on the extensive survey which we were conducting in the V4 countries between August 24 and September 18, 2020.

 

One of the signs of the joint thinking of the decision-makers and the civil organizations was the presence and presentations of Dr. Attila Beneda, Deputy State Secretary for Family Affairs, Ministry of Human Resources. In his presentation, Dr. Beneda pointed out that the V4 countries began discussing the challenges and the recommended actions of family policy at ministerial level two years ago. Furthermore, measures taken by the Hungarian government since 2010 demonstrate that strengthening the nation can be achieved with the support of families. In particular, different generations of women can help in this process.

 

Nine women and one man from the other V4 countries have come in person. Representatives of the Czech Business & Professional Women, the Slovak Business Agency and the Polish Large Families Association Związek Dużych Rodzin "Trzy Plus" all agreed that Hungary is family friendly. The presentations were followed by panel discussions entitled“Women as Entrepreneurs” and “Women at the Workplace”.The panelists, women who have held leading positions in several sectors, shared their experiences and good practices in the field of women's employment and the challenges they faced in reconciling family life.

 

In his closing remarks, Czech Ambassador, HE Mr. Tibor Bial emphasized the impact, actuality and significance that the conference could have in furthering cooperation between the Visegrad countries.

 

On 29 August 2020, the day after the conference, the speakers and the organizers of the Visegrad Women’s conference were greeted by Mónika Dunai, Member of Parliament, Chair of the Subcommittee on Women's Dignity, in the Széll Kálmán Hall of Parliament. On the occasion, she talked about her personal political career, and provided a brief insight into the work and operation of the Parliament, including its history. She was pleased to answer questions from interested guests. As a worthy end to the Visegrad Women’s program, we had an unusual tour guide in the person of Mrs. Mónika Dunai, who took the group around the Parliament building, which is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Further information:

 

Ms. Andrea Ferenczi project manager

 

Mobile: +36309827093, Email: ferenczi@t-online.hu

 

www.visegradwomen.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Encl.: CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

 

 

WOMEN, FAMILIES, CAREERS – A CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM IN THE V4 SPIRIT
International Conference

 

Date and Time: 28 August 2020, from 13:00 pm. to 19:30 pm.

 

(Official program: from 13:30 pm. to 18:00 pm.)

 

Venue:  Rubin Wellness & Conference Hotel, Ballroom (1118 Budapest, Dayka Gábor utca 3.)

 

The main patron of the conference:

 

 Ms. Katalin Novák

 

Hungarian Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs

 

 of the Ministry of Human Capacities

 

 

 

Language of the conference: Hungarian and English

 

 

 

PROGRAM

13:00 - 13:30 Registration

 

13:30 - 14:00 Opening, Welcome
Ms. Andrea Ferenczi, President of the AWCDH, project manager of the Visegrad Project, Chair
Dr. Attila Beneda, Deputy State Secretary for Family Affairs, Ministry of Human Resources.

 


14:00 – 15:00 Introduction of Partners

 

Dr. Júlia Fodor, vice president, Hungarian Red Cross

 

Ms. Aleksandra Januszewicz, family sociologist, coordinator of “3 Plus line" helpline of Związek Dużych Rodzin "Trzy Plus" (Large Families Association), Poland

 

Ms. Éva Horváth, president, Women's Entrepreneurial Club of Győr-Moson-Sopron County Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

Ms. Lenka Šťastná, president, and Ms. Ingrid Šurova, member of the Presidium
of  Business & Professional Women, Czech Republic

 

Ms Katalin Balla, Policy officer, National Association of Large Families – NOE

 

Ms. Katarína Gavalcová, Manager of International Projects at Slovak Business Agency

 

15:00 – 15:30 Presentations

Ms. Ildikó Modláné Görgényi, adult education expert, head of the survey team of the Visegrad project
Dr. Konczosné Prof. Dr. Márta Szombathelyi PhD Habil István Széchenyi University

 

 15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break

 

15:45 – 17:45 Panel discussions

 

Moderator: Ms. Erika Farkas, senior editor and presenter, Kossuth Radio

 

15:45 – 16:45 Panel discussion I. “Women as entrepreneurs”

 

Speakers:

 

Ms. Henrieta Holúbeková, entrepreneur, founder of House of Knowledge

 

Ms. Eva Primus Kovandova, director of Chamber of Commerce in Prague

 

Ms. Obertolné Horváth Tímea, entrepreneur, representing the Club of Győr-Moson-Sopron County Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

16:45 – 17:45 Panel discussion II. “Women at the workplace”

 

Speakers:

 

Ms. Kinga Joó, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, Vice Chair of the National Association of Large Families – NOE

 

Ms. Aleksandra Januszewicz, family sociologist, international director of Związek Dużych Rodzin "Trzy Plus" (Large Families Association), Poland

 

Ms. Katalin Hajós, “women in leadership” expert, representing AWCDH in the Best Workplace for Women Award Evaluation Committee

 

17:45 – 18:00 Closing remarks: HE Mr. Tibor Bial, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Hungary

 

 

INVITATION (20 August 2020)

WOMEN, FAMILIES, CAREERS – A CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM IN THE V4 SPIRIT

International Conference

Date and Time: 28 August 2020, from 13:00 pm. to 19:30 pm.
(Official program: from 13:30 pm. to 18:00 pm.)

Venue:  Rubin Wellness & Conference Hotel, Ballroom (1118 Budapest, Dayka Gábor utca 3.)

Language of the conference: Hungarian and English

The main patron of the conference:
 Ms. Katalin Novák

Hungarian Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Human Capacities

The conference could be joined online by registered participants:

 

 

Magyar link:

https://youtu.be/OhrrOOF4_5g

 

English link:

https://youtu.be/PlSHqjx4wBU

 

Magyar tartalék:

https://youtu.be/NH2CVg5yZM0

 

English optional:

https://youtu.be/AXOoT6lCzvU

  

PROGRAM
updated on 29 August 2020

13:00 - 13:30 Registration

13:30 - 14:00 Opening, Welcome

Ms. Andrea Ferenczi, President of the AWCDH,project manager of the Visegrad Project, Chair
Dr. Attila Beneda, Deputy State Secretary for Family Affairs, Ministry of Human Resources.

14:00 – 15:00 Introduction of Partners

Dr. Júlia Fodor, vice president, Hungarian Red Cross
Ms. Aleksandra Januszewicz, family sociologist, coordinator of “3 Plus line" helpline of Związek Dużych Rodzin "Trzy Plus" (Large Families Association), Poland
Ms. Éva Horváth, president, Women's Entrepreneurial Club of Győr-Moson-Sopron County Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Ms. Lenka Šťastná, president, and Ms. Ingrid Šurova, member of the Presidium
of  Business & Professional Women, Czech Republic
Ms. Katarína Gavalcová, Manager of International Projects at Slovak Business Agency
Ms Katalin Balla, Policy officer, National Association of Large Families – NOE

15:00 – 15:30 Presentations
Ms. Ildikó Modláné Görgényi, adult education expert, head of the survey team of the Visegrad project
Dr. Konczosné Prof. Dr. Márta Szombathelyi PhD Habil István Széchenyi University 

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break 

15:45 – 17:45 Panel discussions
Moderator: Ms. Erika Farkas, senior editor and presenter, Kossuth Radio

15:45 – 16:45 Panel discussion I. “Women as entrepreneurs”
Speakers:
Ms. Henrieta Holúbeková, entrepreneur, founder of House of Knowledge
Ms. Eva Primus Kovandova, director of Chamber of Commerce in Prague
Ms. Obertolné Horváth Tímea, entrepreneur, representing the Club of Győr-Moson-Sopron County Chamber of Commerce and Industry

16:45 – 17:45 Panel discussion II. “Women at the workplace”
Speakers:
Ms. Kinga Joó, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, Vice Chair of the National Association of Large Families – NOE
Ms. Aleksandra Januszewicz, family sociologist, international director of Związku Dużych Rodzin "Trzy Plus" (Large Families Association), Poland
Ms. Katalin Hajós, “women in leadership” expert, representing AWCDH in the Best Workplace for Women Award Evaluation Committee 

17:45 – 18:00 Closing remarks: HE Mr. Tibor Bial, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Hungary

18:00 – 19:30 Networking, Sandwich buffet

Objectives

The Association for Women’s Career Development in Hungary (AWCDH) as Coordinator organized the international conference within the frameworks of the “Women, Families, Careers – a Civil Society Forum in the V4 Spirit” Project in partnership with the Business & Professional Women CR z.s., from the Czech Republic, the Slovak Business Agency and the Związek Dużych Rodzin "Trzy Plus" (Large Families Association from Poland who will be personally represented at the conference.

We also invited our long year Hungarian partner organizations, the National Association of Large Families – NOE, the Hungarian Red Cross, Women Entrepreneur’s Club of Győr. We and our V4 Partners with their own country specific knowledge and contacts  contribute to achieve our goals together.

At this Conference we launched a Forum as a V4 Civil Society Initiative to help promote women’s employment. There was emphasis on the balance between work and private/family life, with special regard to the values of our region and its sustainability.  

We shared knowledge, experiences and best practices in our partnership and with invited experts in helping young women with a look at relevant topics and good practices: legal background, good workplaces, traditional and new approaches to women’s career models, help for women inside and outside the family.

As our main goal is to formulate a joint Recommendation for decision makers based on the conference and the electronic survey to be conducted between August 24 and September 18, 2020. With this, we also want to help to present the opinions and suggestions of the V4 countries on the highly important topic of “Women, Family and Career” in our countries, as well as in the forums of the European Union and the United Nations.

 

 

 

Further information:
Ms. Andrea Ferenczi project manager
Mobile: +36309827093
Email: ferenczi@t-online.hu

 

 

 

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