Founded in 1958 and with 50+ member organisations in 23 European countries, COFACE Families Europe is a network which represents millions of families, volunteers, and professionals. COFACE advocates for strong social policies that take into consideration family needs and guarantee equal opportunities for all families. Our area of work includes social and family policy, education, disability rights, gender equality, children rights, migration, consumer issues as well as the impact of technological developments on families.
COFACE Families Europe works towards a family friendly environment. Enabling all families and their members to benefit from sufficient financial resources, available quality services and adequate time arrangements. All this, in order to live and enjoy their family life in dignity and harmony.
We promote the well-being, health and security of families and their members in a changing society. Our mission is to serve as a trusted entity for family mainstreaming and for the voice and needs of families in the EU and beyond. We achieve this through coordination between the COFACE Member organisations to assess the needs of families at grass-roots levels. To then link these information/needs to the appropriate policy mechanisms at EU level.