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Monday, June 11, 2007

European Fatherhood

I have earlier adressed parental leave for fathers. Today I came across European Fatherhood which sounds like a really interesting project. Head of project is Svend Aage Madsen from the University of Copenhagen.

"Our goal is to promote and assist professionals involved in promoting and supporting men in their role as fathers. The need for knowledge concerning the psychological transition to fatherhood and an examination of methods to overcome gender stereotypes and obstacles to parental leave is also a priority"

The 'best practice' section have a number of examples from Denmark:

Helping employers help male employees become better fathers
Educating professionals in helping men become fathers
German and Danish examples of father-friendly corporate policies

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