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  • EuropaNews February 2024

    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…

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

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

    The EU has launched a legislative initiative on the recognition of parenthood between Member States, which is under debate. The member states still have to agree on the proposal. The EU Parliament recently has voted in favour of such a regulation in mid-December 2023. The idea behind the Parenthood regulation is to ensure that the…

  • EuropaNews January 2024

    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…

  • Publication “Support structures for families” presented by the National Family Forum to the Chairwoman of the Family Committee

    Publication “Support structures for families” presented by the National Family Forum to the Chairwoman of the Family Committee

    On 15 January, Elena Gußmann, the project coordinator of the National Family Forum, and Sven Iversen, Managing Director of the Association of German Family Organisations, presented the final publication of the thematic period completed at the end of 2023 to Ulrike Bahr, Chairwoman of the Family Committee in the Bundestag. In 2022/2023, the members of…

  • Dr Klaus Zeh at the Federal President’s New Year’s reception

    Dr Klaus Zeh at the Federal President’s New Year’s reception

    The Chairman of the Association of German Family Organisations, Dr Klaus Zeh, was invited to the Federal President’s traditional New Year’s reception at Bellevue Palace on 11 January 2024. In the brief discussion with Federal President Dr Frank Steinmeier, he emphasised the vital importance of families in and for society and highlighted their current often…

  • AGF EuropaNews December 2023

    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…

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

    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…

  • EuropaNews November 2023

    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…