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  • 07 September 2023: Expert Meeting on the 2nd report of the council for reconciliation of paid work and care

    07 September 2023: Expert Meeting on the 2nd report of the council for reconciliation of paid work and care

    In July 2023, the independent council board for the reconciliation of care and work handed over its second overall report to Family Minister Lisa Paus. At the AGF’s expert discussion the participants discussed the report and its recommendations as well as the AGF’s statement and provided assessments from an extended range of experts. At the…

  • Family Organisations call for rapid introduction of a two-weeks fathers leave

    Family Organisations call for rapid introduction of a two-weeks fathers leave

    Berlin, 05 September 2023 – The family organisations united in the AGF call on the Federal Government to immediately introduce the two-week paid leave for fathers and second parents after the birth of a child, which was agreed in the coalition agreement and has already been announced several times as “family start time”. “The family…

  • AGF EuropaNews 2023

    AGF EuropaNews 2023

    The AGF EuropaNews issue for August 2023 was published today. We cover the EU Parliament’s statement on the EU’s budget for 2024, the monitoring of Germany’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and more news on family and social policy. We also recommend current publications and forthcoming events on those…

  • EuropaNews July 2023

    EuropaNews July 2023

    EuropaNews’ July issue covers the EU Commissions’ plans for a better long time care and its proposal for revised regulations on the safety of toys. We also inform about Lithuania’s NAP for implementing the EU child guarantee an other news on family and social policy from the European countries. As usual we also recommend current…

  • AGF Statement on the second report by the Independent Advisory Council for the Reconciliation of Care and Work

    AGF Statement on the second report by the Independent Advisory Council for the Reconciliation of Care and Work

    Berlin, 13 July 2023 – On the occasion of the presentation of the 2nd overall report of the Advisory Council, the family organisations in their statement point out the great commitment of families in caring for relatives in need of care. They emphasise the great importance of introducing a 36-month family care leave as it…

  • Action Plan “New Opportunities for Children in Germany” falls short of expectations

    Action Plan “New Opportunities for Children in Germany” falls short of expectations

    Berlin, 05 July 2023 – The family organisations united in the AGF welcome the fact that Germany today adopted its National Action Plan for the implementation of the EU Child Guarantee, despite being one of the last EU states to do so. At the same time, the associations criticise the lack of a comprehensive and…

  • Family organisations critise the plans for cuts on parental leave allowance and other family-supporting benefits

    Family organisations critise the plans for cuts on parental leave allowance and other family-supporting benefits

    Berlin, July 04, 2023 – Family organisations are appalled by the coalition’s plans to place a greater burden on families by implementing restrictions on parental leave allowance and other family-supporting benefits. “This is a very bad signal to families and especially to couples planning to start a family,” says Dr. Klaus Zeh, chairman of the…

  • EuropaNews June 2023

    EuropaNews June 2023

    In EuropaNews‘ current issue we cover the EU’s plans to change their migration and asylum policies and children’s rights organisations critical reactions. We also point to the commission’s plans to ensure the rights of adults in need of protection during cross-border procedures. As usual we inform about developments in family and social policy on the…