Family policy in local authorities

General information

General information Family policy in a local government
Type of study parttime
Number of semesters 2
Number of ECTS credits necessary to complete the studies 37
Number ofhours of classes 214h
Number of hours of theoretical classe 108h
Number of hours of practical classes 106h
Coordinator dr Filip M. Furman

Characteristics and purpose of postgraduate studies

Postgraduate studies Family policy in a local government are designed to fill the gap in the Polish educational system in terms of education focused on pro-family policy at the postgraduate level. The aim of the studies is to prepare current and potential employees of commune offices, poviat starosties, marshal offices, institutions subordinate to local government authorities, as well as local government politicians to better conduct an effective pro-family policy. The implementation of these tasks is the responsibility of local governments, resulting, inter alia, from the Act of 8 March 1990 on the commune authorities. Similar provisions can be found in the acts describing the tasks of poviat and voivodeship governments.

 

Target audience for postgraduate studies

1. employees of local government units responsible for the implementation of pro-family policy, including employees of social welfare centers
2. politicians at the local government level (councillors, marshals, starosts, city presidents, mayors, village heads) who are implementing pro-family policy
3. candidates for pro-family policy in local governments
4. graduates of studies in the field of sociology, psychology, social rehabilitation, political science, law and administration wishing to expand their knowledge in the area of pro-family policy

Program

Schedule of classes

Family and socio-economic development

No.

Course name

S[1] T / P[2] Number of hours ECTS
LEC[3] PR[4] USS[5]

NORMATIVE MODULE

(Legal basis for the implementation of pro-family policy, legal conditions for other activities with particular emphasis on the family, possibilities of local government units (LGUs) in terms of the implementation of family-oriented tasks, provisions specifying the possibilities of obtaining funds for financing pro-family activities)

1 Family in the legal system I T 10 50 2
2 Financing pro-family activities (pro-family policy) I P 10 10 70 3
3 The use of EU funds in the implementation of pro-family policy II P 10 50 2
4 Pro-family policy abroad I T 6 24 1
5 Social policy towards the family – opportunities and threats I T 8 22 1
6 Family-oriented spatial planning II T 6 2 22 1
8 Pro-family housing policy II P 4 2 24 1

CONCEPT AND DEVELOPMENT MODULE

(Objectives and assumptions of pro-family policy; ethical and social foundations for its development. Quantitative approach to pro-family policy that helps to understand the idea of its implementation and development: methodology of analyses, especially demographic ones, questionnaire research, case study)

9 Analysis of population processes I P 10 20 1
10 Family and socio-economic development I T 8 22 1
11 Quantitative research methods II T 4 4 22 1
12 Qualitative research methods II T 2 4 24 1
13 Family in different cultures I T 5 25 1
14 Introduction to family sociology I T 5 25 1

ORGANISATIONAL MODULE

(Formal and practical aspects of organising pro-family policy in LGUs, using communication channels for promotional purposes, taking actions outside the office)

15 Planning and organisation of work II P 10 50 2
16 Cooperation with NGOs I P 10 50 2
17 Management in the area of pro-family policy I T 10 50 2
18 The media in social communication II T 5 5 50 2

CARE AND EDUCATION MODULE

(Specification of the areas of pro-family policy implementation, pedagogical and psychological aspects of implemented activities, the most important challenges of pro-family policy)

19 Health security for families I T 6 24 1
20 Social security for families I T 6 24 1
21 Counteracting poverty and exclusion of families II P 10 50 2
22 Working with families with disabilities II P 10 50 2
23 Prevention of unemployment II T 6 24 1
24 The role and importance of the elderly in the family and local community I T 4 26 1
25 Child care I T 6 24 1
26 Counteracting domestic violence II P 10 50 2
27 Family psychology II T 6 24 1
  SUMA: 37

 

[1] S = semestr.

[2] T = theoretical classes, P = practical classes.

[3] LEC = lecture.

[4] PR = practicals.

[5] USS = unassisted student work.

Recruitment requirements

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Recruitment requirements

  1. Applications of candidates for postgraduate studies are accepted only through online registration, using the electronic recruitment system available at www.collegiumintermarium.org.
  2. Communication with the applicant takes place through the electronic admissions system.
  3. As an auxiliary means of communication with the candidate, remote communication via email or phone may be used.
  4. The formal conditions for admitting a candidate to the recruitment procedure are:
    1) registration in the electronic recruitment system and
    2) payment of the enrollment fee.
  5. Recruitment for postgraduate studies shall take place until September 30th, 2021.
  6. Candidates for postgraduate studies must submit the following documents:
    1) personal questionnaire printed out from the electronic recruitment system, hand-signed by the candidate;
    2) application for admission to postgraduate studies, printed out from the electronic admissions system, hand-signed by the candidate;
    3) signed contract for the provision of educational services to participants of postgraduate studies in two counterparts, according to the template published on the website of the University;
    4) a photocopy of the university diploma (at least first degree), certified with the clause: "I hereby certify that this is a true copy of the original document" and the candidate's handwritten signature;
    5)proof of payment of the enrollment fee.
  7. The documents listed above shall be submitted in person at the University or sent by mail to the University address.

 

Fees

Czesne s. podyplomowych
 
Opłaty za studia Kwota
Płatność jednorazowa 5000 zł
Płatnoć w 3 ratach 5300 zł
Płatnoć w 7 ratach 5700 zł
Opłata rekrutacyjna 85 zł

 

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Dodatkowe informacje

Konto bankowe, na które można dokonywać wpłaty:
37 1160 2202 0000 0004 6778 2638

 

Osoby zainteresowane otrzymaniem faktury proszone są o kontakt e-mail kontakt@collegiumintermarium.pl

Uprzejmie informujemy, że kursy są uruchamiane przy określonej liczbie uczestników, pozwalającej na właściwą dynamikę pracy grupy. 

Lecturers

Michał Michalski, Ph.D.

Michał Michalski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Cultural expert, economic ethicist, researcher on the interrelations between culture, family and economy. Member of the Family Council at the Ministry of Family and Social Policy, president of the Family and Society Knowledge Institute Foundation, and expert of the Polish Parents Forum. Associate professor at the Institute of Cultural Studies of the Faculty of Anthropology and Cultural Studies of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. In 2003, he defended his doctoral dissertation entitled Kulturowy wymiar pracy ludzkiej [The Cultural Dimension of Human Work] (published in 2005 by Wydawnictwo Poznańskie under the title Człowiek, praca, kultura. O kulturowym wymiarze pracy ludzkiej [Man, Work, Culture. On the cultural dimension of human work]). In 2014, he published his habilitation monograph entitled Znaczenie rodziny dla międzypokoleniowej transmisji kultury gospodarczej [The importance of the family for the intergenerational transmission of economic culture] (Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, Poznań 2014). Author of more than fifty publications (in Polish and English) on the interdependence between family, culture, and socio-economic development. Since 2016, member of the Family Council of the Governor of Wielkopolska. In addition, member and treasurer of the Polish Business Ethics Association EBEN Poland, member of the Polish Economic Society, member of the European Network for Research on Supplementary Pensions and Fellow of the European SPES Institute.

Att. Tymoteusz Zych, Ph.D.

Att. Tymoteusz Zych, Ph.D.

Associate Professor / Rector

PhD in Law, attorney in law, Vice President of the Board of the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture, university lecturer. Vice President of the Confederation of Non-Governmental Initiatives of the Republic of Poland, an independent organization representing the civil society.

He defended his doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw where he previously obtained his master’s degree. A graduate of the Intercollegiate Individual Humanistic Studies in the Artes Liberales Academy at the University of Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. His book W poszukiwaniu pewności prawa: precedens a przewidywalność orzeczeń sądowych w tradycji prawa anglosaskiego [In search of legal certainty: precendent and predictability of judgements in the common law tradition] (Toruń, 2017) was awarded by the Foundation for Polish Science.

Dr Zych serves as an expert in advisory bodies consulting on many areas of public policy, including human rights, the justice system, and the civil society. Former member of consultative councils operating in the Ministry of Justice and a former consultant to the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology.

Filip Furman, Ph.D.

Filip Furman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Sociologist, PhD in health sciences, graduate of Warsaw University and Beijing Language and Culture University. He defended his doctoral dissertation with honors at the National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene. He gained experience in the Ministry of Health and in non-governmental organizations dealing with health in a broad sense - both from the scientific and systemic perspectives. His professional interests include bioethics, sociology of health, and public health. Director of the Center for Social Sciences and Bioethics at the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture.

Justyna Melonowska, Ph.D.

Justyna Melonowska, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

PhD in philosophy, psychologist, assistant professor at Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education in Warsaw. Member of the European Society of Women in Theological Research. From 2014 to 2017 a columnist for Więzi and a member of the Więzi Laboratory team. Since 2017 author of Christianitas. Pisma na rzecz ortodoksji [Christianitas. Writings for Orthodoxy]. Participant in numerous public debates. Author of the monograph Ordo amoris, amor ordinis. Emancypacja w konserwatyzmie [Ordo amoris, amor ordinis. Emancipation in conservatism] (APS 2018), Osob(n)a:kobieta a personalizm Karola Wojtyły - Jana Pawła II. Doktryna i rewizja [Person/separate woman and the personalism of Karol Wojtyla - John Paul II. Doctrine and revision] (Difin 2016),co-editor of the book "Friendship with the Other. Religions - Relations - Attitudes" (PTPN UAM 2016). Her research interests include philosophy and theology of the person, issues of subjectivity in the writings of the contemporary Catholic Church, understanding religious orthodoxy in the 20th and 21st centuries, and religious leadership. Two collections of her dissertations, essays, and polemics are currently awaiting publication, titled: Religia i walka. Pisma machabejskie [Religion and Struggle. Machabean Writings] and Religia i walka. Pisma jakubowe [Religion and Struggle. The Jamesian Writings]

Krzysztof Szwarc, Ph.D.

Krzysztof Szwarc, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Graduate of the University of Economics in Poznan, faculty of Informatics and Econometrics. In 2007 he received the title of PhD in economic sciences for the thesis entitled Determinanty głębokości ubóstwa gospodarstw domowych w Poznaniu [Determinants of the depth of poverty among households in Poznań]. This work received the award of the Mayor of Poznań in the competition for the best doctoral thesis concerning the city. Since 1999 until now he has been an employee of the Poznań University of Economics (UEP), until 2017 in the Department of Statistics and Demographics and currently in the Department of Labour and Social Policy. He teaches mainly quantitative subjects: Statistics (and related) and Demographics. He has received the UEP Student Parliament award for the best practitioner of the university six times.

Robert Wyszyński, Ph.D.

Robert Wyszyński, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Doctor in Sociology, specializing in the sociology of culture. His interests revolve around the transformations of the hospice movement and palliative care institutions in Poland and the problems of euthanasia. He conducted long-term research among exiles in Kazakhstan. He is a member of the Repatriation Council and a researcher of the indigenous groups in Siberia. He graduated from the Institute of Sociology at the University of Warsaw, where he also defended his doctoral dissertation.

Att. Rafał Dorosiński

Att. Rafał Dorosiński

Attorney at law, member of the Bar Association in Warsaw. Director of the Center for Legal Studies of the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture. Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, the Center for American Law at the University of Florida F.G. Levin College of Law and the University of Warsaw and of the European Advocacy Academy program in Brussels. Holder of Scholarship of Acton Institute and Cato Institute. Author of numerous expert opinions and legal opinions on human rights protection, family law, local government law and education law. In the years 2010-2018 he was a member of the City Council of Warsaw.

Karolina Pawłowska

Karolina Pawłowska

Lawyer, Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. In her research she focuses on the influence of contemporary political and legal ideas in international law. Her interests also include sociology of law, philosophy of law and family policy. Author of numerous reports, analyses, and expert opinions in the field of international law. Director of the Center for International Law at the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture. She is working on her doctoral dissertation on the evolution of the concept of reproductive and sexual rights in international law.

Maciej Grajewski

Maciej Grajewski

Law graduate from the University of Gdańsk. He developed his interest in marketing, new media, and public relations by managing the communication and PR areas in Stocznia Gdańsk S.A., GSG Towers sp. z o.o., and Baltic Operator Sp. z o.o. (capital group of Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.). In these entities he effectively implemented internal and external communication procedures and long-term strategies. He has experience in working as a spokesperson for public companies and in providing comprehensive public relations and communication services to non-governmental organizations.