The FamiliesAndSocieties first annual consortium meeting was held in Tallinn, Estonia, on January 8-10, 2014. The primary aim of the meeting was to present and discuss ongoing research and to facilitate communication among scientists and stakeholders. The meeting program included internal work-package sessions, a special workshop for stakeholders and open sessions for each work package. Altogether 110 participants attended the meeting: researchers from the 28 partner organizations, nine members of the Advisory Board, and representatives of about 25 stakeholder organizations.