The main objective of this seminar is to present and discuss findings of the project FamiliesAndSocieties in the EU Seventh Framework Program. The following questions will be addressed: What are the current trends in social policies related to families in Europe? Are there best practices to be followed by countries? What are the most important areas for future policy interventions? Speakers and panelists will focus on crucial policy issues related to youth, gender equality, and childcare arrangements, and explore the role of policies with respect to family and life-course developments. Find the program here.