Kooperationsverbund Gesundheitliche Chancengleicheit

Collaborative Network for Equity in Health

Improving equity in health in Germany and supporting health promotion for the socially disadvantaged – those are the principal aims of the nationwide Collaborative Network for Equity in Health. As a group of currently 76 institutions and organisations in health promotion which is always based on the people’s socioeconomic status, the Collaborative Network creates the professional framework and supports exchange […]

Bundesstiftung Mutter und Kind

Federal Foundation Mother and Child

The “Bundesstiftung Mutter und Kind – Schutz des ungeborenen Lebens” (Federal Foundation Mother and Child – Protection of Unborn Life) was established in 1984 to support pregnant women in emergency situations in an unbureaucratic way with supplementary financial aid. They receive supplementary financial assistance in an unbureaucratic way, which is intended to make it easier for them to decide in […]


Federal Agency for the Child and Youth Protection in the Media (BzKJ)

The legal tasks of the Federal Agency for the Child and Youth Protection in the Media (BzKJ) have been regulated in Section 17a JuSchG since the amendment to the Youth Protection Act (JuSchG) came into force on May 1, 2021, and have been significantly expanded compared to the former Federal Review Board for Media Harmful to Young People (BPjM).

Unabhängiger Beirat zur Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf

German Independent Advisory Board on Work-Care Reconciliation

The fact that German society is ageing in the wake of demographic change has tangible effects: along with the growing number of people in need of long-term care, there is simultaneously a drop in those potentially available to provide the care they need. Relatives of people in need of long-term care are faced with the challenge of reconciling family, care […]


National Center for Early Support

Early support services are available to parents from pregnancy onwards and to families with children up to the age of three. They are low-threshold and are particularly aimed at families in stressful situations. The services aim to strengthen parents’ relationship and parenting skills. They offer parents support, advice and guidance. The goal is to enable every child to develop healthily […]

Transnational Families Dynamics in Europe

This COST Action aims to deepen the knowledge of the growing, rapidly changing phenomenon and dynamics of transnational families (TNF) by bringing together researchers and stakeholders from different disciplines and countries to address the need for transnational insights and to formulate policy and practice-oriented recommendations with an impact on international, national, sub-local and local practices. This Action will closely monitor […]



Established in 1953 as the IUFO Commission on Marriage and Marriage Guidance (subsequently: Commission on Marriage and Interpersonal Relations), the ICCFR adopted its present name in 2001 to make clear the focus of its work. Its extensive international membership includes organisations and individuals involved in couple and family therapy, relationship education, social work, mediation, psychology and psychiatry, research, social policy, […]

COFACE Families Europe

COFACE Families Europe

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 […]