The conference is organized under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland.
It is also supported by the City of Strasbourg, the University of Strasbourg and the Jardin des Sciences.

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November 22nd
Simultaneous translation French-English during plenary sessions

8h00: Registration

Time Duration Institutions/themes Speakers
9:00 Opening Introduction of conference themes and goals
  20 min ICSP Edward Kruk, Chantal Clot-Grangeat & Oliver Hunziker, Angela Hoffmeyer
  10 min Council of Europe Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni
Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
9:45 Plenary s1 Legal Presumption of Shared Parenting as a Children’s Right
    Shared parenting and UN CRC
  20 min Upholding the rights of the child to a family: the perspective of the Council of Europe Regina Jensdottir
Head of Children´s Rights Division of the Council of Europe
  20 min Child at the center of all decisions: Child well-being and best interest of the child Jean Zermatten
Former President of United Nations Committee for Children’s rights (2007-2013)
  20 min Shared-Parenting and UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Edward Kruk
Associate Professor of Social Work
University of British Columbia - Canada
10:45 Break
11:15 Plenary s2 Shared parenting as a fundamental right of legal presumption
  20 min Shared Parenting as a legal presumption and its application in the legal practice. A mere trend in the legal evolution of some countries, or a real mechanism to reduce conflicts between parents? José Manuel de Torres Perea
Professor of Civil Law
University of Málaga - Spain
  20 min The parental consensus model: a reinforced parental responsibility focused on children’s needs Marie-France Carlier
Judge at Namur Family Court (division of Namur and Dinant) - Belgium
  20 min Can we respect the children's word regarding their residence arrangement after the parental breakdown through the judicial hearing?

Josiane Bigot
President of the National Convention of Child Protection Associations (CNAPE)
Former judge at the Family Court of the Court of Appeal of Colmar - France

12:15   Social attitudes and knowledge about shared parenting
  40 min Round table 1:

Attachment theory, shared-parenting and the involvement of both parents in children's lives
Blaise Pierrehumbert
PhD, former Privat-Docent in psychology
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland

Michael Lamb

Professor of Psychology
University of Cambridge – United Kingdom

Moderator: Chantal Clot-Grangeat 
Ph.D., Psychologist – France 
Vice-president of ICSP
13:00 Lunch

14:30-17:00: Workshops (3 rooms in parallel)

17:00-18:00: Posters session (1 room).

18:30: Lecture at Jardin des Sciences (University of Strasbourg) by Pr. Adeline Gouttenoire.

19:30: Town Hall reception 

November 23rd
Simultaneous translation French-English during plenary sessions

9:00-11:30: Workshops (3 rooms in parallel)
11:30-12:30: Unformal meetings.

13:00Plenary s3Shared parenting, gender equality and work-life balance
 20 minIncreasing family diversity: a parenting challenge or a threat to child well-being? Lessons from the Families and Societies projectLivia Olah
Associate Professor, Ph.D.
Dept. of Sociology, Stockholm University - Sweden
 20 minWork-life balance: Paternity Leave in OECD countriesChristine Simon
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - USA

Derrick Gordon

Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology Section) Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine - USA
 20 minFathers on leave caring alone for their children.  Insights from SpainGerardo Meil
Professor in Sociology
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Spain
 20 min Young children's health and  wellbeing in shared parenting arrangements-the significance of the co-parenting relationship and other family factorsMalin Bergström
Associate professor in epidemiology
Karolinska Institute and Chess
Stockholm University - Sweden
 20 min Shared parenting and child well-being: Life satisfaction of Spanish adolescents in different family structures

Lluis Flaquer
Emeritus Professor of Sociology
University Autònoma de Barcelona - Spain 

 20 min Extra-judicial parental plans
Adeline Gouttenoire
Professor of Law
University of Bordeaux - France
15:30Plenary s4Changing the national laws and international regulations
 20 min Mandatory mediation and legal presumption for Shared

Hildegund Sünderhauf
Professor for family law and youth welfare law,
Lutheran University of applied sciences, Nuremberg, Germany 
 10 minWhat Happens When There Is Presumptive 50/50 Parenting Time? Main results of Arizona’s New Child Custody Statute evaluation William Fabricius (video edited by Michel Grangeat)
Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Arizona State University – USA
 40 minRound Table2-1: Children’s rights and shared parenting in international and national laws and practices

Kristina Pardalos
Judge (2009-2018) at and Vice-President of the first Section (2016-2018) of European Court of Human Rights - Member of the Parliamentary Equal Opportunities Commission - Member of the Bar - San Marino

National ministry or legal advisers,
Members of national Parliament,
Member of the European Parliament
European Commissioner, ENOC or National Ombudsperson of Children
 40 minRound Table 2: Children’s rights and shared parenting in international and national laws and practices
 20 minConference Conclusions Edward Kruk, Sofia Marinho, Michel Grangeat
17:4515 minClosing ceremony ICSPICSP executive board delegates and conference staff

The ICSP conference Strasbourg 2018 is organized solely from the own funds of the International Council on Shared Parenting. This conference is important to support the rights of the child and all children. You can support the success of the Conference with a donation by clicking here. The donation will be used to promote the Conference, support for the travel costs of a person coming from an emerging country (Africa, Middle East, etc.), simultaneous translation costs and for the ICSP work.