News from Mireja 2011

November 24, 2011, Jonas Himmelstrand speaks in London
The organisation Mothers At Home Matter in London invited Jonas to speak at their annual meeting as one of two speakers, the other speaker being the English Member of Parliament, David Burrowes.

June 30, 2011, Jonas Himmelstrand speaks at EU-workshop in Brussels
At the workshop "Child Well Being and Quality of Childcare" arranged by the European Commission Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities DG Jonas Himmelstrand was invited to critically discuss the UNICEF publication "The Child Care Transition". Jonas commentary can be read here.

June 3, 2011, Jonas Himmelstrand speaks at the UN in New York
This UN Expert Group Meeting was in preparation for the International Year of the Family in 2014. Jonas spoke on the topic "Work-Family Balance: The Importance of Family Focused Solutions", as family research expert from the Swedish family organisation Haro. More information can be found here.

May 26, 2011, Jonas Himmelstrand speaks i Dublin, Ireland
The Iona Institute on Ireland arranged the seminar "Women, home and work: Towards a policy that's fair to families" Jonas spoke on the topic: "Day-care in Sweden: Is this what families really want." Jonas' presentation started a debate in the Irish media on the Swedish model. More information here.

May 17, 2011, Jonas Himmelstrand speaks i Cascais, Portugal
On the topic "Alertas da Família: Lições da Suécia" (Alerts for Families: Lessons from Sweden) Jonas spoke at the Centro Cultural de Cascais The slides of the presentation can be downloaded here.

May 16, 2011, Jonas Himmelstrand speaks i Lisbon, Portugal
Jonas was invited by the management institute AESE to speak on the topic: "Suécia - impacto das políticas de família" (Sweden – Impact of family policy) The slides of the presentation can be downloaded here.

May 14, 2011, Jonas Himmelstrand speaks in Stockholm, Sweden
The FreedomFest seminar has reached Sweden. Jonas spoke at this first event on the topic "Homeschooling in Sweden" in his role as president of the Swedish Association for Home Education – Rohus. The seminar was given in Swedish and can be seen in a YouTube format here. A translation may come.

May 5, 2011, Jonas Himmelstrand speaks in Ottawa, Canada
"Busting the Myths of the Swedish Family Policies" was the title of Jonas' presentation at the conference "Transforming the way Canadians speak about family" arranged by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada. The event resulted in a big media interest. All available links can be found here.

April 29, 2011, Jonas Himmelstrand awarded in Vancouver, Canada
The Neufeld Institute in Vancouver, Canada, awards Jonas Himmelstrand with an "Award of Distinction for Deeply Rooted – Fruitful Life". The award was the first of its kind. More information here.

April 26, 2011, Jonas Himmelstrand writes in Canadian National Post
Prior to his visit to Canada Jonas Himmelstrand writes an opinion piece for the Canadian daily paper National Post with the title "The limits of the welfare state". The article results in more than 1000 google-hits and can be read here.

March 29, 2011, Jonas Himmelstrand speaks in Budapest, Hungary
The Hungarian Presidency Conference on Demographic Change invited Jonas Himmelstrand in the role of family research expert on the national board of the Swedish family organisation Haro. Jonas Himmelstrand spoke on the topic of work-family reconciliation and fatherhood. The speech can be read here.

February 4, 2011, Jonas Himmelstrand speaks in Parma, Italy
Jonas Himmelstrand makes a statement at the Conferenza Famiglia on the topic: "Shared responsibility family & society – the question of choice". The statement can be read here.

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