EUFAMI’s 7th European Family Congress will take place in Helsinki, Finland, on 19th and 20th September 2019, under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency of the EU.

Co-hosted by EUFAMI and FinFami, the theme of this year’s Congress is “Families at the Heart of Europe – our role in the Economy of well-being”.

The Congress will take place at the Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel (Ruoholahdenranta, 3, Helsinki) which is located in the harbour area of the Ruoholahti business district.

The Congress will be relevant to all family members, family carers/informal carers, and persons with lived experience of mental ill health.  It will also be of interest to healthcare professionals either working, or with an interest, in mental health related fields.  Policy makers will also find this year’s Congress particularly interesting as preliminary findings of EUFAMI’s “Economic Case” project will be unveiled. This is a project undertaken in cooperation with the London School of Economics with a purpose to better identify and value the challenges and rewards associated with informal care in different countries.  The findings will serve to inform discussions relating to European health, social and economic policies specifically in the context of an ageing population.

Throughout the different Plenary Sessions and Workshops, we will highlight the importance of work/life balance, the challenges and opportunities faced by families affected by mental ill health.  We will also look at the kind of support that is already available for families and what more can be done to enable them, and their loved ones, to lead a full life.  The Congress will contribute to the debates and propose solutions to the pressing demographic and economic challenges posed.


The Congress will take place over two days on Thursday, 19th September, and Friday, 20th September 2019 and will comprise of plenary sessions and workshops.

Details of the programme can be found here

All Congress sessions will be in English.

Delegate Fees and Registration

The full list of delegate fees can be found here

There will be a dinner for all delegates on the evening of Thursday, 19th September 2019. This is included in the registration fee.

If you would like to attend the Congress, please register here (