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

    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

    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. […]

  • AGF starts the new year with a new member association, a new chair and a new website

    AGF starts the new year with a new member association, a new chair and a new website

    The AGF has started the year with some changes: In 2023 and 2024, the German Family Association (DFV) will take over the leadership from it predecessor, the Association of Binational Families and Partnerships, iaf. The new chair is Dr Klaus Zeh, President of the DFV. The previous chair, Sidonie Fernau, becomes his deputy.In addition, the AGF expands by one association: […]

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

    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 […]

  • Report of the European Expert Meeting of AGF and COFACE on the Child Guarantee

    Report of the European Expert Meeting of AGF and COFACE on the Child Guarantee

    [21. 12. 2022] The report of the European expert meeting on the EU Child Guarantee has been published. Representatives from ministries and civil organisations from 17 European countries particpated in the meeting which was jointly organised by COFACE – Families Europe and AGF. The report of the event, which took place on 27 September 2022 in Berlin, contains summaries on […]

  • Interdisciplinary network “Transnational Family Dynamics in Europe” (TraFaDy)  launched

    Interdisciplinary network “Transnational Family Dynamics in Europe” (TraFaDy)  launched

    [03. 10. 2022] Within the framework of the COST programme (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), the interdisciplinary network “Transnational Family Dynamics in Europe” (TraFaDy) was launched on 3 October. COFACE Families Europe and the AGF are partners in the network, Sven Iversen was elected vice-chair. This Action aims to deepen the knowledge of the growing, rapidly changing phenomenon and […]

  • 27 Sept 2022: European expert meeting of the AGF in cooperation with COFACE – Families Europe on the implementation of the Child Guarantee

    27 Sept 2022: European expert meeting of the AGF in cooperation with COFACE – Families Europe on the implementation of the Child Guarantee

    On 27 September 2022, COFACE – Families Europe and the AGF jointly organised an expert discussion on the implementation of the EU Child Guarantee / Child Gurantee in various European countries. Government  and civil society representatives from 17 European countries took part. The event focused on the exchange of information on the status of the implementation of the Child Guarantee in […]

  • Family organizations support call for new family care leave

    [26. 08. 2022] The family organisations united in the AGF emphasize the importance of a family care leave with an appropriately high and socially balanced financial compensation. On the occasion of the delivering of a substudy report by the “independent advisory coucil for reconciliation of care and professional work” to family minister Lisa Paus the organisations stress the large step, […]