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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • AGF expert meeting on housing and energy

    AGF expert meeting on housing and energy

    On 15 November 2022, the AGF held an expert discussion on “The impact of increasing housing and energy costs on families”. Twenty experts from research, family and welfare organisations participated. The meeting took stock of the burdens caused by rising housing and energy costs and discussed possible strategies and measures to relieve families. The expert…

  • 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…

  • AGF Statement on the Partial Report of the Independent Advisory Council on the Reconciliation of Care and Work

    AGF Statement on the Partial Report of the Independent Advisory Council on the Reconciliation of Care and Work

    The AGF has published a statement on the Partial Report of the Independent AdvisoryCouncil on the Reconciliation of Care and Work. The Council released its report ‘Recommendations on Family Care Leave and the Family Care Allowance’ in August 2022. In its report the AGF welcomes the measures proposed as a major step towards relieving the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 06.07.2022: AGF  expert discussion “Supporting parents and grandparents in transnational families

    06.07.2022: AGF  expert discussion “Supporting parents and grandparents in transnational families

    Although great progress has been made in migration research in recent decades, there are still unanswered questions regarding transnational, intergenerational support relationships. The particular difficulties faced by older people in need of care and their relatives in transnational family relationships are rarely discussed in care and family policy contexts. Furthermore, there are deficits in both…