EuropaNews March 2024

The March issue of EuropaNews for 2024 was published today, making it the first issue of spring. 70 years ago, on 25 March 1954, the Association of German Family Organizations (AGF) was founded. Exactly 70 years later to the day, the members looked back on the history of the AGF at their general meeting and discussed the current family policy […]

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70 years of commitment to families: AGF celebrates its anniversary

The Association of German Family Organizations (AGF) was founded on 25 March 1954. Today, exactly 70 years later to the day, the members looked back on the history of the AGF at their general meeting and discussed the current family policy challenges in particular. The constituent meeting of the Association of German Family Organizations” took place on 25 March 1954 […]

EuropaNews February 2024

In the February issue of EuropaNews, we report on several decisions at European and national level that have made progress or have stalled again. These include the fight against sexual violence against women and children, the supply chain law against child labor, marriage for all and abortion rights. As always, there are also new studies and event dates. We wish […]

13 February 2024: Expert meeting on the recognition of parenthood in Europe

On 13 February 2024, the AGF organized an expert discussion on the proposed EU Regulation on the cross-border recognition of parenthood (“Parenthood Regulation”). The AGF organisations discussed this topicwith representatives of the responsible unit within the German Ministry of Justice (BMJ) and Björn Sieverding, president of NELFA – Network of European LGBTIQ* Families Associations. Background In her State of the […]

EuropaNews January 2024

The first issue of EuropaNews for 2024 was published today. It is an intense election year with elections to the European Parliament and in 76 countries worldwide, more than in any previous year. It is also the 75th anniversary of the Council of Europe, the 70th anniversary of the AGF and the 30th anniversary of the International Year of the […]

AGF EuropaNews December 2023

The last issue of EuropaNews for this year was published today. It deals with controversial topics such as recognising parenthood across the borders of EU member states, children’s rights in the EU migration pact and the rights of older people. 2023 was a year in which crises continued to multiply, from the war in Ukraine to that in Israel and […]

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New publication by the National Family Forum: “Support structures for families – objectives, access, services”

In 2022/2023, the members of the National Forum Family worked on the thematic focus “Support structures for families: How are family support structures designed, organised and implemented in Germany?” This now published publication summarises the process, which consisted of specialist events and working group meetings. Among other things, the publication emphasises how important it is to have the political will […]

EuropaNews November 2023

AGF EuropaNews’ 150th issue was published today. In this November issue we cover the EU parliaments’ resolution proposal on strengthening parent’s cross border rights and the commission’s recommendations for tackling energy poverty in the EU. We also inform about ESPANS’s study on the accessibility of key services covered by the European Child Guarantee. As usual you will also learn about […]

AGF EuropaNews October 2023

The AGF EuropaNews issue for Oktober 2023 was published today. We cover the EU parliament’s motion for a resolution on implementing the child guarantee, the European Court of Auditors’ assessment on the impacts of EU policies for people with disabilities and more news on family and social policy. We also recommend current publications and forthcoming events on those topics. Unfortunately, […]

AGF EuropaNews September 2023

In the September issue of Europa News we cover the EU parliament’s draft for implementing the EU child guarantee . We also inform about COFACE’s call to tackle energy poverty among families in 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, Europa News […]