Ignacio Socias

Ph. D. in Law. Director of International Relations of the International Federation for Family Development, an umbrella organization for Family Enrichment Programs that operates in 70 countries, benefits over 75,000 people annually and has been granted reclassification of the consultative status at ECOSOC from special to general. He is also Director of International Relations of The Family Watch, a think tank committed to researching the family and finding solutions to the problems it faces. As part of his work for international bodies on family issues, he participates in the Executive Committee of UNICEF and UN Women as observer on a regular basis. He has been speaker in more than 150 international conferences on family issues in 62 countries, has organized different Expert Group Meetings and Conferences and has been granted different Awards in several countries. He has promoted and organized the Global Project ‘SDGs and Families’ and the Global Project on ‘Inclusive Cities for Sustainable Families’, and has also represented IFFD in the FamiliesAndSocieties 7FP European Commission Project (2013-2017), the biggest European research on families. His areas of expertise include co-ordination of teams for international projects, training materials, audiovisual production and software design. As part of his work for international bodies, he has organized many high-level events and conferences. Former CEO of the Grupo de Comunicación Dynamia and Bisel de Comunicación in Spain. He has published various books and articles about educational, social and historical topics.