Past Events

  • 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 […]

  • 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 knowledge and implementation with regard […]

  • 24 June 2022: The federal government’s plans for family policyReport on the AGF conference “The federal government’s plans for family policy

    24 June 2022: The federal government’s plans for family policyReport on the AGF conference “The federal government’s plans for family policy

    On 24 June 2022, the AGF held a conference in Berlin on the federal government’s plans for family policy in the current legislative period. In the first part of the event, the guidelines of the Federal Government’s family policy were presented by the Parliamentary State Secretary, Mrs. Ekin Deligöz. In the second part, two topical initiatives on time policy were […]

  • 30.03.2022: AGF expert talks on the EU Child Guarantee and its measures in the areas of “education and child care” and “housing”

    30.03.2022: AGF expert talks on the EU Child Guarantee and its measures in the areas of “education and child care” and “housing”

    Today, the AGF held two online expert discussions on the “European Child Guarantee”. A total of 26 experts from various associations, science and practice took part in the two discussions on the topics of “education / care” and “housing” of the Child Guarantee. The European Child Guarantee is the EU’s response to the high number of children in poverty who […]

  • Machbar-Report and conference

    Machbar-Report and conference

    Today the conference for the presentation and discussion of the new “Machbar” report (“Feasable” report) of the Network 2030 took place. The main topic of the report is the nexus of nutrition, health, poverty and climate. The AGF is a member of Network 2030 and supported the report and the conference. The complex connections between nutrition, health and climate are […]

  • 23.09.2021: European expert discussion on the ambivalences in supporting people in need of care by foreign “live in” care workers

    On 23 September, the AGF held a European expert discussion on the ambivalences that arise from so called “live-in” arrangements to support people in need of care in their home. The perspectives of those in need of care, their relatives as well as the situation of the care workers and their families in the sending countries were intensively considered. About […]

  • 30.08.2021: Expert discussion “The EU Child Guarantee and the promotion of children’s access to health goods and services in Germany”

    30.08.2021: Expert discussion “The EU Child Guarantee and the promotion of children’s access to health goods and services in Germany”

    On 30 August 2021, the AGF and the Collaborative Network for Equity in Health (Kooperationsverbund Gesundheitliche Chancengleichheit) jointly held an expert discussion in Berlin on the promotion of children’s access to health initiatives, services or measures, against the background of the “European Child Guarantee”. Twenty-five experts from family associations, children’s rights organisations, science and the field of public health took part. […]

  • 01.07.2021: Event on the 9th German Family Report

    01.07.2021: Event on the 9th German Family Report

    On July 1, 2021, the conferene “Results of the 9th Family Report – Challenges for Politics” took place in Berlin. The hybrid conference, jointly organized by the AGF and the DJI (German Youth Institute), was attended by about 60 experts from science, practice and politics in person in Berlin and another 120 experts joined online. After several online events, this […]

  • 31.05.2021: Expert Meeting on the situation with regard to nutrition and healthy eating among children in Germany

    31.05.2021: Expert Meeting on the situation with regard to nutrition and healthy eating among children in Germany

    The Association of German Family Organisations (AGF), together with the “Platform for Nutrition and Physical Activity (peb), hosted a digital expert discussion on the European “Child Guarantee”. What is the state of child nutrition in Germany? What is the content of the part of the European Child Guarantee that relates to nutrition and what must Germany do to implement the […]

  • 01.12.20: AGF Co-Organizer of event “Smart, but fair. How digitalization can bring everyone along”

    01.12.20: AGF Co-Organizer of event “Smart, but fair. How digitalization can bring everyone along”

    On December 01, 2020, the umbrella organization of development and humanitarian non-governmental organizations (VENRO), in cooperation with other civil society associations, including the AGF, organized the online conference “smart but fair – how digitalization can bring everyone along”. Representatives from politics, civil society, business and the digital industry discussed the opportunities and risks of digital tools for sustainable development and […]

  • Report on AGF Webinar Series “Supporting families in conflict situations,separation processes and divorce proceedings”

    Report on AGF Webinar Series “Supporting families in conflict situations,separation processes and divorce proceedings”

    AGF has published the documentation of its series of events on “Child Centeredness and Family Support in Conflict Situations, Separation Processes and Divorce Proceedings”. The documentation is available in German and English. In the webinar series, co-hosted by the International Commission on Couple and Family Relations (ICCFR) and the AGF and consisting of three international webinars, experts from Europe, the […]

  • 30.11.2020: AGF expert talk on support in separation processes and divorce proceedings

    30.11.2020: AGF expert talk on support in separation processes and divorce proceedings

    On November 30, 2020, the AGF held an expert discussion entitled “Family support and child-centeredness in conflict situations, separation processes and divorce proceedings”. Scientists, family lawyers, representatives of youth welfare offices, counseling centers and family associations were involved. The expert discussion focused on the question of how successful the structures of psychosocial support services and court proceedings are with regard […]

  • 04., 11. and 18. 11. 2020: Webinar Series: Support for Families in the Separation Process: Cooperation instead of Confrontation – International Experiences”.

    04., 11. and 18. 11. 2020: Webinar Series: Support for Families in the Separation Process: Cooperation instead of Confrontation – International Experiences”.

    Regardless of the legal structures in a country, a successful cooperation between counseling / support services for families and judicial actors is of high importance for separation / divorce processes with as little conflict as possible. In the joint webinar series on November 4, 11 and 18 by AGF and ICCFR, some existing legal systems and solution approaches in different […]

  • 29.09.2020: AGF and COFACE: EU and national stakeholders debate the future European Child Guarantee

    29.09.2020: AGF and COFACE: EU and national stakeholders debate the future European Child Guarantee

    On 29th September in Berlin, in cooperation with COFACE Families Europe, AGF invited to an European Expert meeting to discuss a new EU policy framework in preparation: the European Child Guarantee. The aim of the Child Guarantee is to boost support for children in vulnerable situations at national level via different instruments (policy exchange, funding, indicators, benchmarking). The Guarantee will […]

  • 09.09.2020: Expert Meeting on Eighth Government Report on Older People

    09.09.2020: Expert Meeting on Eighth Government Report on Older People

    On September 9, 2020, the AGF expert discussion Presentation of the Eighth Government Report on Older People: “Older People and Digitisation  – Implications for Families and Family Associations” took place. Cordula Endter from the office of the 8th Age Report presented selected contents of the report. In addition to the AGF member associations, representatives of various state AGF also took part […]

  • 18.05.2020: AGF Expert Meeting on the quality of All-Day child care

    18.05.2020: AGF Expert Meeting on the quality of All-Day child care

    On May 18, 2020, the AGF held an online expert discussion on the quality of all-day child care and education at primary school age. The aim of the expert talk was to discuss quality aspects of all-day child care and education from a family perspective with representatives from science, practice and associations. The results will be included in a position […]

  • 05.02.2020: Expert meeting: Family as a target group and setting for health promotion

    05.02.2020: Expert meeting: Family as a target group and setting for health promotion

    On 5 February 2020, the “Kooperationsverbund Gesundheitliche Chancengleichheit” (Cooperation Network for Equal Opportunities in Health) and AGF held a joint expert meeting on the topic “Family as a target group and setting for health promotion” Since 2003, the Cooperation Network for Equal Opportunities in Health has been working on questions of reducing health inequalities and promoting health in different social […]

  • 30.10.2019: AGF conference “Quality of all-day care for children of primary school age”

    30.10.2019: AGF conference “Quality of all-day care for children of primary school age”

    On 30 October 2019, the AGF symposium “Quality of all-day care for children of primary school age” took place in Berlin. More than 70 participants from science, practice and politics discussed quality aspects in regards to the planned expansion of all-day care for children of primary school age. Within the framework of the German Social Law (SGB VIII), the legal […]

  • 07.06.2019: AGF European Expert meeting on childcare arrangements after divorce / separation

    07.06.2019: AGF European Expert meeting on childcare arrangements after divorce / separation

    The report of the AGF expert meeting on ton childcare arrangements  after divorce / separation, that took place on June  7 this year, is available for download or in print. It is published in German / English language. The printed version can be ordered for free of charge at the AGF-office. The care arrangements for children in the case of […]

  • 25.02.2019: Expert meeting on specific concerns of families with chronical sick family members

    25.02.2019: Expert meeting on specific concerns of families with chronical sick family members

    On 25 February AGF held an expert meeting on specific concerns of families with chronical sick family members. The AGF members entered an intense discussion with experts from health and family support and counceling organisations. The discussion centered on the specific concerns families having chronical sick parents or children have to deal with. Additionally it was discussed whether there was […]

  • 10.10.2018: Panel discussion on the impact of digitalisation on families (only in german)

    10.10.2018: Panel discussion on the impact of digitalisation on families (only in german)

    The panel discussion debated these questions: What conflicts may arise from digital media in families? What is the best framework for families to profit from best from digitalisation and what should be done? Parents and professionals often have different perspectives and solutions on these questions. The AGF-conference on the impact of digitalisation on families was opened by an input of […]

  • 24.09.2018: Making a sustainable and liveable future for all

    24.09.2018: Making a sustainable and liveable future for all

    Conference and report of the network 2030 SDG of which AGF is part of. This report and conference is only available in German. Die Weltbevölkerung nimmt stetig zu und: sie wird immer städtischer. Städte gelten als Zentren der Hochtechnologie und sozio-ökonomischer Chancen. Viele Menschen in Deutschland wie auch in den Ländern des globalen Südens zieht es in die Städte. Durch […]

  • 02.07.2018: AGF meeting on the EU Work-Life-Balance Package

    02.07.2018: AGF meeting on the EU Work-Life-Balance Package

    Last year, the European Commission has published its proposal for a directive on work-life balance for parents and carers with concrete measures regarding, inter alia, family related leave schemes and flexible working arrangements. If finally a directive is agreed on, this may have direct impact on national legislation, since the Member States are obliged to implement the directive into national […]

  • 18.10.2017: AGF Conference: Families in the digital Work

    18.10.2017: AGF Conference: Families in the digital Work

    On Wednesday, the 18 October, the familiy organisations invited to a conference about the ongoing digital changes in the working environment. Under the titel “Brave new world of work? Ideas for a stronger family perspective in the digital work 4.0” participants and experts from politics, academics and organisations, discussed about risks and chances particularly for families. The conference focussed the […]

  • 03.07.2017: European Expert meeting on digitalization

    03.07.2017: European Expert meeting on digitalization

    On 3 July, AGF carried out an European Expert meeting on digitalization and family. Around 30 participants from Germany and other European countries discussed the question: “Growing up digital – How can we make the internet safe for children and young people?” The expert meeting aimed to give an overview about the situations and regulations in different European states and […]

  • 17.11.2016: AGF Discussion on German subsistence level for children

    17.11.2016: AGF Discussion on German subsistence level for children

    On 17th November, AGF invited to a discussion with Prof. Dr. Anne Lenze and Prof. Dr. Joachim Wieland about reforms for a just subsistence level for children.  Under the title “Small adaptions or a radically new system – how do we achieve a just subsistence level?”, the two experts presented critical aspects as well as possible solutions. They presented their […]

  • 7 – 8 Nov, Berlin: The impact of digitalisation on 21st century families

    7 – 8 Nov, Berlin: The impact of digitalisation on 21st century families

    COFACE – Families Europe and AGF are jointly organising the conference ‘The impact of digitalisation on 21st century families’ on 7-8 November in Berlin. Experts and stakeholders will get together to discuss this topic, aiming to stimulate debate, put some practical examples out there, and take a peek at what the future will bring. These key issues will be addressed: […]

  • 27.06.2016: European Expert Meeting on the subsistence minimum of a child

    27.06.2016: European Expert Meeting on the subsistence minimum of a child

    On Monday, 27 June experts from different European states discussed possibilities on meeting the subsistence minimum of a child. The meeting took place in Berlin. Besides a detailed introduction in the controversial topic, examples from Austria, Belgium, Great Brittain and France served as basis for the discussions. In nearly all European states the question needs to be answered how a […]

  • 30.11.2015: Conference on high quality child care

    30.11.2015: Conference on high quality child care

    In the AGF conference on high quality day care facilities and services for children, the experts discussed an AGF paper proposal on what high quality in child care facilities means and how it can be be achieved. The number of children, particularly under the age of three, visiting day care facilities has been rising in the past years. Children are […]

  • 25.06.2015: European Expert Meeting Good Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care

    25.06.2015: European Expert Meeting Good Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care

    Experts from sciences, politics and organisations from different European countries discussed at the expert meeting, what good quality in early childhood education and care means and how it can be achieved. Therefore, the experiences and current developments in Finland, Scotland and Germany were presented and added by examples how to deal with ethnic diversity and of the current situation in […]

  • 22.-24.06.2015: ICCFR Conference in Berlin: “Changing Times: Impacts of time on family life”

    22.-24.06.2015: ICCFR Conference in Berlin: “Changing Times: Impacts of time on family life”

    The 62nd annual conference of ICCFR which was organised by in cooperation of ICCFR, AGF and WZB Berlin Social Science Center has come to an end. From 22 to 24 June  about 120 participants from all continents have discussed the topics of “Changing Times: Impacts of time on family life”. International experts fromseveral countries have discussed the main topic from […]

  • 20.11.2014: 60th anniversary of AGF

    20.11.2014: 60th anniversary of AGF

    On 25 March 1954, exactly 60 years ago the AGF was founded. Since then a lot has happened in family politics and of course also within the AGF. Therefore the author Vera Urban (except Part 6) looked back with a series of articles looking at the work of the AGF over the past 60 years as well as looking on […]

  • 17.06.2014: Expert Meeting: Family time policy as a policy field

    17.06.2014: Expert Meeting: Family time policy as a policy field

    On Tuesday, 17 June ca. 35 european experts met on invitation of AGF to discuss the implementation of a so-called “family time policy” in different european states. They had a close look on the examples of Germany, the “Benelux”-states as well as the nothern states. Additionally an important pace-setter for family time was set into focus: a comparison of measures […]

  • 28.03.2014: #FamiliesVOTE2014 debate on 28 March

    28.03.2014: #FamiliesVOTE2014 debate on 28 March

    In a joint event by COFACE, Eurofound and AGF, the publication “#FamiliesVOTE2014 – Helping you make your choice for the 2014 European Parliament Elections” was launched in Berlin. Additionally a Policy Brief by Eurofound was presented to discuss how to tackle the current political distrust and disengagement of European citizens, at the same time motivate voters to get engaged in […]

  • 29.10.2013: Conference: A family friendly world of employment

    29.10.2013: Conference: A family friendly world of employment

    On Tuesday, 29th October, the AGF organized the conference “Towards a family-friendly labor market”. In three working groups, participants discussed the right to return to full-time employment, precarious jobs and family consciousness in companies. Background of the discussions is the fact that it is mainly the labor market setting the timing for families. Duration, location and pace of working hours […]

  • 06.-08.09.2013: AGF part of Family Convention

    06.-08.09.2013: AGF part of Family Convention

    From 06 to 08 September, the Family Convention took place under the motto “We make the society!” in FEZ Berlin. It was organised by Lebenshilfe, AGF, Deutsches Down-Syndrom InfoCenter, Interessengemeinschaft Fragiles-X and FASD Deutschland. The Convention ended on Sunday, 8 September, with clear demands on the politicians. In a Manifesto of the families, the alltogether 500 small and larger guests […]

  • 30.08.2013: Expert meeting on inclusion and housing

    30.08.2013: Expert meeting on inclusion and housing

    On Friday, 30 August 2013 European Experts met in Berlin to discuss: “No Space for Families? Inclusion and Housing”. The Expert meeting focused on the connection between the concept of inclusion and housing as well as the housing situations of families in different european countries. A close look was given to the situation in Germany, Italy and Great Britain and […]

  • 22.06.2012: AGF Expert Meeting on Family Reunification

    22.06.2012: AGF Expert Meeting on Family Reunification

    According to the current EU debate, AGF has invited to an expert meeting on the right to family reunification. A special focus was on the situation in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, which have rather restrictive regulations. Participants widely critisised the implementation of the EU Directive on family reunification in these Member States. The expert meeting on family reunification took place […]

  • 08.09.2011: The reduced VAT rate in Europe – Opportunities for Effective Support for Families

    08.09.2011: The reduced VAT rate in Europe – Opportunities for Effective Support for Families

    Results of the expert meeting on 08 September 2011Venue: European Commission Representation in Germany The German Association of Family Organisations (AGF) and the European Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union (COFACE) invited to an expert discussion concerning the future of the reduced rate of VAT on products and services for children. The discussion was mainly directed at representatives […]

  • 08.09.2011: Joint event of AGF and COFACE on VAT

    08.09.2011: Joint event of AGF and COFACE on VAT

    The AGF hosted the regular meeting of the COFACE Working Group Consumer Protection, Services and Public Health Policies in Berlin. The two-day event started with a European Expert Discussion on the issue of reduced VAT for children’s products. Attendants were, among others, representatives of the EU Commission, the European Parliament and the German Bundestag. The two-day event took place on […]

  • 17.05.2011: 7% for Children – Reduction of taxes on children’s products

    17.05.2011: 7% for Children – Reduction of taxes on children’s products

    Family organizations and companies call for a reduction of VAT on typical products and services for children. Campaign start in front of the Brandenburg Gate with people forming a human Seven. It’s just the beginning: Parents and children formed a huge Seven in front of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin today, They claim: The reduced VAT rate has to be applied […]

  • 30.11.2010: AGF-Event on Child Poverty in Germany and Europe

    30.11.2010: AGF-Event on Child Poverty in Germany and Europe

    On 30 Nov representatives of NGO, academia and politics discussed the effects of the European Year against poverty and what needs to be done now, for an effective policy against child and family poverty. The joint event by the European Commission delegation in Germany and the AGF on the state of combating child poverty in Germany and Europe took place […]

  • 19.10.2010: Alliance expert discussion for reduced VAT

    19.10.2010: Alliance expert discussion for reduced VAT

    More than 20 organizations and corporations met to have an intensive debate concerning reduced value added tax (VAT) on children’s products. All those present were in full agreement that this would be not only of great symbolic meaning for families but also an important relief of the financial strain. The AGF invited to the meeting, as not only does the […]

  • 01.09.2010: Background discussion of AGF and European Commission

    01.09.2010: Background discussion of AGF and European Commission

    The AGF and the European Commission jointly organised a background discussion on child poverty. Representatives of NGO, of the European Commission as well as members of the European and the German Parliament were discussing in Brussels. On the day exactly a year after the successful conference on child poverty in Europe, the participants discussed central issues for the removal and […]

  • 31.08-01.09.2009: AGF conference on Child Poverty

    31.08-01.09.2009: AGF conference on Child Poverty

    Cover of the documentation in german The documentation from the AGF international conference on „ Child Poverty – a European Challenge “ which took place on the 31st of August and 01st of September, 2009 now appears in both German and English. Over the course of two days experts from different European states had discussions on the subject of child […]

  • Events and Conferences before 2009

    Events and Conferences before 2009

    Children need Future – for an Europe without Poverty! Date: 14 November 2008 The event was directed at representatives of family-political and child-political organizations as well as at well-known scientists and academics from the European member states. In focus was the exchange of ideas and exchange of experience among the masses, the causes and the results of child poverty in […]