15.05.2023: Conference on Family and housing

On 15 May 2023, the AGF is having an event on the topic of “Family and Housing / Energy” in Berlin. In view of the burdens caused by rising housing and energy costs, the event will take stock of the situation and discuss strategies and measures to improve the situation for the famiies. The conference and the following information are […]

Family organisations support call for National Education Summit

Together with 53 other organizations, the AGF supports the appeal initiated by six foundations to convene a National Education Summit. In the appeal, initiated by the Bertelsmann Foundation, Deutsche Telekom Foundation, Karg Foundation, Robert Bosch Foundation, Vodafone Foundation Germany and the Wübben Foundation, the foundations call for urgent political action in view of the major problems in the education system […]

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Family organizations call for adequate financed and needs-based design of basic child allowance

Berlin, 3 March 2023 – The family organizations united in the AGF call on the federal government to provide the basic child allowance agreed in the coalition agreement with sufficient financial resources to ensure that children are permanently protected from poverty. The bundling of family policy benefits and the dismantling of barriers to their use are important components of the […]

AGF EuropaNews February 2023

In our February issue of EuropaNews we cover the latest steps in the EU child guarantee’s implementation process, the recommendation on adequate minimum income and recent developments in creating a UN convention on the rights of older people. As usual we also inform about family and social policy news on the European level and from the member states. We also […]

General Meeting of “Transnational Family Dynamics in Europe” network from 22-24.02.2023

The interdisciplinary network “Transnational Family Dynamics in Europe” (TraFaDy), founded on 3 October in the framework of the European COST Action programme, met for the first time for a general meeting to which all participants had been invited. In the course of the in person meeting that was held from 22 to 24 February, numerous meetings of the different groups […]

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European Child Guarantee: Overview of selected aspects of the National Action Plans

To combat child poverty, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the European Union decided in 2021 to establish a “European Child Guarantee”. It aims to “prevent and combat social exclusion by guaranteeing access for children in need to a range of essential services, thereby also contributing to the protection of children’s rights by tackling child poverty […]

AGF EuropaNews January 2023

This year’s first issue of EuropaNews was published today. We cover the EU child guarantee’s implementation process and the EESC’s statement on the care strategy. We also point to the UN’s call for contributions to the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing. As usual, we also inform about family and social policy developments in Europe and recommend current publications and events. […]

Dr. Klaus Zeh at New Year’s Reception of the Federal President

On 10 January, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier invited to the traditional New Year’s Reception at Schloss Bellevue. Dr. Klaus Zeh, newly elected president of the AGF, was among his guests as representative of the family organisations. Invited were not only organisations and associations but also high representatives from politics and economy as well as 60 socially involved citizens. The chair […]