Family Organisations call for rapid introduction of a two-weeks fathers leave

Berlin, 05 September 2023 – The family organisations united in the AGF call on the Federal Government to immediately introduce the two-week paid leave for fathers and second parents after the birth of a child, which was agreed in the coalition agreement and has already been announced several times as “family start time”. “The family organisations hilghly support the plans […]

AGF EuropaNews 2023

The AGF EuropaNews issue for August 2023 was published today. We cover the EU Parliament’s statement on the EU’s budget for 2024, the monitoring of Germany’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and more news on family and social policy. We also recommend current publications and forthcoming events on those topics. Unfortunately, EuropaNews is only […]

EuropaNews July 2023

EuropaNews’ July issue covers the EU Commissions’ plans for a better long time care and its proposal for revised regulations on the safety of toys. We also inform about Lithuania’s NAP for implementing the EU child guarantee an other news on family and social policy from the European countries. As usual we also recommend current publications and events on social […]

Family organisations critise the plans for cuts on parental leave allowance and other family-supporting benefits

Berlin, July 04, 2023 – Family organisations are appalled by the coalition’s plans to place a greater burden on families by implementing restrictions on parental leave allowance and other family-supporting benefits. “This is a very bad signal to families and especially to couples planning to start a family,” says Dr. Klaus Zeh, chairman of the Association of German Family Organizations, […]

EuropaNews June 2023

In EuropaNews‘ current issue we cover the EU’s plans to change their migration and asylum policies and children’s rights organisations critical reactions. We also point to the commission’s plans to ensure the rights of adults in need of protection during cross-border procedures. As usual we inform about developments in family and social policy on the EU level and in the […]

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Alliance renews call for National Education Summit

The joint call, which was supported by the family organisations and launched in March 2023, has been joined by more than 30 additional organizations.It is now supported by almost 90 organizations. The broad circle of foundations, associations and trade unions calls on the heads of government of the German states and the German Chancellor to initiate the urgently needed, fundamental […]

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AGF-Statement on the German draft National Action Plan “New Opportunities for Children in Germany”

For the family organisations within the AGF, the European Child Guarantee is an important instrument both for combating child poverty in Germany and for at least mitigating the social inclusion deficits of children and young people. It was for this reason that the AGF made its voice heard very early by setting up a series of workshops and producing recommendations […]

EuropaNews May 2023

In the May issue of Europa News we cover the Council’s decisions on the EU’s youth policy and the European Education Area. We also inform about the Parliament’s Resolution for a roadmap on a social Europe. As usual we keep you updated on family and social policy in European countries and recommend current publications and events on these topics. Unfortunately, […]