About this event

European Days is an international conference which proposes academic presentations, workshops, interventions and case studies in the field of support and implementation of parental guidance and positive parenting.

The aim of this conference is to inform and train professionals working with children, parents and families in social work and education and also to share the field experiences from 5 countries (Romania, France, UK, Italy and Spain).

This event is part of the Erasmus+ PAGE (Parental Guidance and Education) Project, which is initiated by the Caminante Association, France.

The PAGE partners are:

  • „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Romania (http://www.uaic.ro)
  • University of Barcelona (http://www.ub.edu/web/ub/ca/)
  • University of Padua (http://www.unipd.it/)
  • University of Verona (http://www.univr.it/)
  • Caminante Association - Center for Treatment, Accompaniment and Prevention of Addictions, France (http://www.asso-caminante.fr)
  • Casa di Ramia - Women`s Intercultural Center, Municipality of Verona, Italy (http://www.comune.verona.it)
  • EDUVIC - Social Cooperative Specialized in Families` Accompaniment, Barcelona, Spain (http://eduvic.coop/es)
  • HoltIS Association - Counseling Service for Families and Children, Iasi, Romania (http://www.holtis.ro)
  • LabRIEF - Laboratory of Research and Intervention in Family Education, University of Padua, Italy (http://labrief.fisppa.unipd.it)
  • AFS - African Families Service, London, UK (http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk)

The conference is organized by „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Department of Sociology and Social Work & HoltIS Association in partnership with UNICEF in Romania and the Chamber of Deputies of the Romanian Parliament.

The moderators are:

  1. Daniela COJOCARU („Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi)
  2. Luminiţa COSTACHE (UNICEF in Romania)

Speakers and topics in the plenary sessions:

  1. Pieter BULT - UNICEF in Romania Representative
  2. Camelia GAVRILĂ - President of the Committee for Education, Science, Youth, and Sport, Chamber of Deputies
  3. Liviu POP - President of the Committee for Education, Science, Youth, and Sport, Romanian Senate
  4. Marian ȘERBESCU - Iasi County Prefect
  5. Jean ROLANDO - General Manager, Caminante, France
  6. Mihaela ONOFREI - Vice Rector „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi
  7. Genoveva Aurelia FARCAŞ - General School Inspector, County School Inspectorate of Iasi
  8. Florin ION - County Director, DGASPC Iasi.
  9. Nuria FUENTES PELÁEZ (University of Barcelona, Spain): Improving the Practice in Child Protection System through the Participatory Research Partnerships
  10. Paola MILANI (University of Padua, Italy): Supporting Parents that Experience Vulnerability. The Implementation of P.I.P.P.I. in Italy
  11. Luminiţa COSTACHE (UNICEF in Romania): UNICEF Initiatives to Promote Parenting Education and Parental Support in Romania
  12. Larisa VÎRTOSU (UNICEF in Republic of Moldova): Sharing Experience from Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Region
  13. Ştefan COJOCARU („Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi / HoltIS, Romania): HoltIS Experiences on Parenting Education in Romania
  14. Rosanna CIMA (University of Verona): The "Orientarsi" Tool and the Mirror Effect
  15. Anne-Marie DOUCET-DAHLGREN (University of Paris-Nanterre, France): Looking at Mother- Young Children Interactions in Vulnerable Situation
  16. Ion IONESCU („Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi) & Marion LE ROY DAGEN (Erasme, France): Returning to the Family. The Return of the Family
  17. Daniela COJOCARU („Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi): Romanian Research in Parenting Education: Results and Challenges

Topics of the 8 workshops:

  • Ws1: Creative Song in Positive Parenting (Eduvic, Spain);
  • Ws2: Culturalgram: Assessing the Parenting of Migrant Parents or Carers, including Black Africans Parents or Carers (AFS, UK);
  • Ws3: Parents are Resources! Working with Vulnerable Families in Group Setting (LabRIEF, Italy);
  • Ws4: Anger & Stress Management (HoltIS & FONPC, Romania);
  • Ws5: STREAM - Somatic Experiencing & Dance - Movement Therapy Approach for Resilient Parents ("David Yellin" Academic College of Jerusalem, Israel);
  • Ws6: Working with Emotions in Situations of Parent-Child Tension (Caminante, France).
  • Ws7: Family Sculpting in Positive Parenting (Eduvic, Spain);
  • Ws8: Mothering at Distance (HoltIS, Romania & Casa di Ramia, Italy).


Universitat de Barcelona - GRISIJ
Università di Padova - LabRIEF
Università di Verona
David Yellin Academic College of Education
CAMINANTE Association
African Families Service - UK
Casa di Ramia - Comune di Verona