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Gather Webinar: Supporting Family Wellbeing Through Advocacy

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CET

Supporting Family Wellbeing Through Advocacy – The Permits Foundation

This event was recorded and can be viewed here.

Being able to be together and thrive together is critical to the wellbeing of families in global mobility. In addition, thriving often requires dual incomes. However, immigration regulations in some countries pose challenges that limit families’ ability to stay together, and spouses/partners’ ability to work.

Our webinar explores how the Permit Foundation is actively engaging in dialogues with governments to advocate for change. Discover the foundation’s journey from its humble beginnings and its overarching mission to facilitate access to talent for employers, make countries more attractive for work permit holders, and empower families to prosper through dual incomes.


  • Rene Stegmann (South Africa; paradiGM discussion co-leader)
  • Nouran Zarroug (UK; paradiGM discussion co-leader)
  • Helen Frew – Helen is the Director of the Permits Foundation and has over 20 years of public affairs experience spent in the UK, Brussels and The Hague, representing organisations’ interests at government level. Though Helen joined Permits Foundation in 2017, her connection dates back to 2010 when she consulted on the Foundation’s successful campaign to insert a clause enabling family employment access into the EU wide intra-corporate transferee Directive.
  • Françoise van Roosmalen – As Foundation Coordinator, Françoise’s role includes management of the sponsor network, financial affairs, and also strategic work. Françoise has been with the Foundation for over 15 years. Before joining the Foundation she worked – after living 8 years in Asia – for the Shell Spouse Employment Centre in The Hague. She assisted partners with pursuing their careers abroad, including advice on self-employment, study or voluntary work.


January 25
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CET
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