Reports of events

  • 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…

  • 16 February 2024: Meeting on the CSA regulation proposed by the European Commission

    This meeting is jointly organised with COFACE Families Europe. It aims to bring together delegates from German family organisations and experts monitoring the CSA regulation proposed by the European Commission in May 2022 to discuss the state of the play of the negotiations with the European Parliament and Council of the EU, and enhance understanding…

  • 30 October 2023: Impact of European migration policy on Transnational Family Dynamics

    On 30 October 2023 in Berlin, Germany, the COAST Action network on Transnational Families Dynamics in Europe (TraFaDy) held a workshop on the impact of European migration policy on Transnational Family Dynamics. The specific occasion to have the workshop was the current debate on introducing a new migration and asylum pact in the European Union.…

  • 26 October 2023: International Expert Meeting on “Innovative aspects for time policy over a families life course”

    On October 26, 2023, the AGF hosted an expert discussion on innovative time policy concepts. The discussion focused on the comparison of the German “Option Time Model” and the Spanish “Time Policy Action Framework” as well as the concrete political measures derived from them to support families. Experts from Spain, Germany, France and Hungary participated…

  • 25 October 2023: European Expert Meeting on the Care Strategy

    This year’s European Expert Meeting will take place in Berlin on 25 October 2023. The topic will be the European Care Strategy, which was adopted by the European Council in December 2022. You can download the programme here. Usually, the European Expert Meetings take place with a limited number of 35 persons from Germany and…

  • 17 October 2023: General Meeting of National Family Forum

    Around 40 participants from the member organizations of the Bundesforum Familie came together on 17 October 2023 at the Centre Monbijou in Berlin Mitte. The content of the network meeting was the final reflection on the 2022/23 thematic period and the selection of the new focus topic for 2024/25. Please see the German page for…