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AGF EuropaNews June 2024

The June edition of EuropaNews has been published today, a few weeks after the world’s second largest election was concluded with the second largest voter turnout since its inception. While the awarding of top posts is dominating the public agenda, we are focusing as usual on the substantive news on family policy from the European institutions and the countries of…

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19. 6. 2024: AGF expert discussion on the new non-profit housing sector

On 19 June 2024, the AGF held an expert meeting on the topic “New non-profit housing and its potential for families”. The external experts Jan Kuhnert (KUB Kommunal- und Unternehmensberatung, Hanover) and Dr Reinhard Aehnelt (Institute for Urban Research and Structural Policy, Berlin) discussed the topic with the AGF member organisations. The aim of the expert discussion was to gain…

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Family-specific perspectives on housing policy

The availability and affordability of housing as well as the quality of the housing and the living environment and supporting infrastructure are of crucial importance for the quality of family life. The challenges of access to suitable housing and its affordability, which have been increasing for some time, affect all types of households. However, families have specific needs that distinguish…

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AGF EuropaNews June 2024

The June edition of EuropaNews has been published today, a few weeks after the world’s second largest election was concluded with the second largest voter turnout since its inception. While the awarding of top posts is dominating the public agenda, we are focusing as usual on the substantive news on family policy from the European institutions and the countries of…

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19. 6. 2024: AGF expert discussion on the new non-profit housing sector

On 19 June 2024, the AGF held an expert meeting on the topic “New non-profit housing and its potential for families”. The external experts Jan Kuhnert (KUB Kommunal- und Unternehmensberatung, Hanover) and Dr Reinhard Aehnelt (Institute for Urban Research and Structural Policy, Berlin) discussed the topic with the AGF member organisations. The aim of the expert discussion was to gain…

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Family-specific perspectives on housing policy

The availability and affordability of housing as well as the quality of the housing and the living environment and supporting infrastructure are of crucial importance for the quality of family life. The challenges of access to suitable housing and its affordability, which have been increasing for some time, affect all types of households. However, families have specific needs that distinguish…

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Federal Foundation – Mother and Child celebrates 40th anniversary

The 40th anniversary of the Federal Foundation was celebrated at this year’s board of trustees meeting on 3 June 2024. To mark the anniversary, short films were made with nine protagonists from the Federal Foundation’s network, providing an insight into the foundation’s work. The short films and further information on the anniversary can be found on the website of the…

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AGF EuropaNews May 2024

The May edition of EuropaNews has been published just before the meteorological start of summer. The elections to the European Parliament are eagerly awaited, as are the consequences for social and family policies. Since the topic of family policy is nevertheless, and precisely for that reason, of importance, the current issue contains the latest news, studies and events. For example,…

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#Recent publications

Family-specific perspectives on housing policy

The availability and affordability of housing as well as the quality of the housing and the living environment and supporting infrastructure are of crucial importance for the quality of family life. The challenges of access to suitable housing and its affordability, which have been increasing for some time, affect all types of households. However, families have specific needs that distinguish…

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

On 13 February 2024, the AGF organized an expert discussion on the proposed EU Regulation on the cross-border recognition of parenthood (“Parenthood Regulation”). The AGF organisations discussed this topicwith representatives of the responsible unit within the German Ministry of Justice (BMJ) and Björn Sieverding, president of NELFA – Network of European LGBTIQ* Families Associations. Background In her State of the…

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 to have the political will…

#Upcoming events

On 17 October there will be a conference on intergenerational care in transnational families, which is co-hosted by TraFaDy, the German Centre for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) and the Association of German Family Organisations (AGF) in Berlin, Germany. The event will consist of two parts: a European and international part in which studies, projects and policies on the assumption…

#Recent publications

Family-specific perspectives on housing policy

The availability and affordability of housing as well as the quality of the housing and the living environment and supporting infrastructure are of crucial importance for the quality of family life. The challenges of access to suitable housing and its affordability, which have been increasing for some time, affect all types of households. However, families have specific needs that distinguish…

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

On 13 February 2024, the AGF organized an expert discussion on the proposed EU Regulation on the cross-border recognition of parenthood (“Parenthood Regulation”). The AGF organisations discussed this topicwith representatives of the responsible unit within the German Ministry of Justice (BMJ) and Björn Sieverding, president of NELFA – Network of European LGBTIQ* Families Associations. Background In her State of the…

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 to have the political will…

#Upcoming events

On 17 October there will be a conference on intergenerational care in transnational families, which is co-hosted by TraFaDy, the German Centre for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) and the Association of German Family Organisations (AGF) in Berlin, Germany. The event will consist of two parts: a European and international part in which studies, projects and policies on the assumption…

Information on the European Family Policy

AGF “EuropaNews” gathers the news in the field of family politics from the European level and the EU member states (excluding Germany) from a German perspective. The newsletter aims to bring the news from Europe to Germany, so unfortunately they are only available in German.

National Family Forum

Under its roof, the AGF organises and coordinates a network called „Bundesforum Familie“. This network is a forum for organisations that are committed to continuous cooperation and a comprehensive dialogue supporting family concerns. Their common objective is to actively assume responsibility for a family-friendly society.

Information on the European Family Policy

AGF “EuropaNews” gathers the news in the field of family politics from the European level and the EU member states (excluding Germany) from a German perspective. The newsletter aims to bring the news from Europe to Germany, so unfortunately they are only available in German.

National Family Forum

Under its roof, the AGF organises and coordinates a network called „Bundesforum Familie“. This network is a forum for organisations that are committed to continuous cooperation and a comprehensive dialogue supporting family concerns. Their common objective is to actively assume responsibility for a family-friendly society.

About us

The AGF advocates for the interests and rights of families in politics and society and promotes the dialogue between the associations and interest groups of families and those responsible for family policy. In addition, the AGF supports the cooperation of organizations active in family policy at the national and international level. Six major family organizations have joined forces for this purpose.