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  • AGF EuropaNews June 2024

    AGF EuropaNews June 2024

    The June edition of EuropaNews has been published today, a few weeks after the world’s second largest election was concluded with the second largest voter turnout since its inception. While the awarding of top posts is dominating the public agenda, we are focusing as usual on the substantive news on family policy from the European…

  • 19. 6. 2024: AGF expert discussion on the new non-profit housing sector

    19. 6. 2024: AGF expert discussion on the new non-profit housing sector

    On 19 June 2024, the AGF held an expert meeting on the topic “New non-profit housing and its potential for families”. The external experts Jan Kuhnert (KUB Kommunal- und Unternehmensberatung, Hanover) and Dr Reinhard Aehnelt (Institute for Urban Research and Structural Policy, Berlin) discussed the topic with the AGF member organisations. The aim of the…

  • Family-specific perspectives on housing policy

    Family-specific perspectives on housing policy

    The availability and affordability of housing as well as the quality of the housing and the living environment and supporting infrastructure are of crucial importance for the quality of family life. The challenges of access to suitable housing and its affordability, which have been increasing for some time, affect all types of households. However, families…

  • Family organisations: closing the gap between child benefit and the child tax allowance

    Family organisations: closing the gap between child benefit and the child tax allowance

    Berlin, 7 June 2024 – In the discussion about a further increase in the tax-free child allowance for 2024 without a simultaneous increase in child benefit, family organisations are calling for closing the gap that those two measures have in their monetary outcomes on families. This should be an important step to the goal of…

  • Federal Foundation – Mother and Child celebrates 40th anniversary

    Federal Foundation – Mother and Child celebrates 40th anniversary

    The 40th anniversary of the Federal Foundation was celebrated at this year’s board of trustees meeting on 3 June 2024. To mark the anniversary, short films were made with nine protagonists from the Federal Foundation’s network, providing an insight into the foundation’s work. The short films and further information on the anniversary can be found…

  • AGF EuropaNews May 2024

    AGF EuropaNews May 2024

    The May edition of EuropaNews has been published just before the meteorological start of summer. The elections to the European Parliament are eagerly awaited, as are the consequences for social and family policies. Since the topic of family policy is nevertheless, and precisely for that reason, of importance, the current issue contains the latest news,…

  • Family organizations support concept for an “Education Dialogue for Germany”

    Family organizations support concept for an “Education Dialogue for Germany”

    The AGF is part of an alliance of 94 organizations that today presented a concept for an “Education Dialogue for Germany”. The Family organisations share the conviction that a transformation of the German education system is urgently needed, and that this can only be achieved with the combined forces of politics and civil society. To…

  • 15 May 2024: Conference on current family law reforms

    15 May 2024: Conference on current family law reforms

    This conference has taken place in German language. The aim of the conference was to take a look at selected family law projects of the Federal Government and to discuss whether the Federal Government’s proposals are appropriate responses to the need of changes. Changes to maintenance law, custody and contact law and parentage law were…