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Family organizations support concept for an “Education Dialogue for Germany”

The AGF is part of an alliance of 94 organizations that today presented a concept for an “Education Dialogue for Germany”. The Family organisations share the conviction that a transformation of the German education system is urgently needed, and that this can only be achieved with the combined forces of politics and civil society. To this end, the #NeustartBildungJetzt initiative…

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15 May 2024: Conference on current family law reforms

This conference has taken place in German language. The aim of the conference was to take a look at selected family law projects of the Federal Government and to discuss whether the Federal Government’s proposals are appropriate responses to the need of changes. Changes to maintenance law, custody and contact law and parentage law were presented and discussed. The focus…

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Press Release: Non-discriminatory advocacy for all families needed at European level

Year of the Family celebrates 30th anniversary: non-discriminatory advocacy for all families needed at European level Berlin, 15 May 2024 – On the occasion of International Family Day on 15 May and in view of the upcoming elections to the European Parliament, the family organisations united in the Association of German Family Organisations (AGF) are calling on political parties, the…

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24 April 2024: AGF expert discussion on the design of financial benefits for family-related leaves or reductions in working hours

On 24 April 2024, the AGF office hosted an expert discussion on alternative forms of financial compensation for family-related leave (such as parental allowance or the new family care allowance currently under discussion).The discussion centred on the question of how the different design principles of such benefits are motivated, how they work and what “side effects” they have. The reason…

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Family organizations support concept for an “Education Dialogue for Germany”

The AGF is part of an alliance of 94 organizations that today presented a concept for an “Education Dialogue for Germany”. The Family organisations share the conviction that a transformation of the German education system is urgently needed, and that this can only be achieved with the combined forces of politics and civil society. To this end, the #NeustartBildungJetzt initiative…

Read more »

15 May 2024: Conference on current family law reforms

This conference has taken place in German language. The aim of the conference was to take a look at selected family law projects of the Federal Government and to discuss whether the Federal Government’s proposals are appropriate responses to the need of changes. Changes to maintenance law, custody and contact law and parentage law were presented and discussed. The focus…

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Press Release: Non-discriminatory advocacy for all families needed at European level

Year of the Family celebrates 30th anniversary: non-discriminatory advocacy for all families needed at European level Berlin, 15 May 2024 – On the occasion of International Family Day on 15 May and in view of the upcoming elections to the European Parliament, the family organisations united in the Association of German Family Organisations (AGF) are calling on political parties, the…

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24 April 2024: AGF expert discussion on the design of financial benefits for family-related leaves or reductions in working hours

On 24 April 2024, the AGF office hosted an expert discussion on alternative forms of financial compensation for family-related leave (such as parental allowance or the new family care allowance currently under discussion).The discussion centred on the question of how the different design principles of such benefits are motivated, how they work and what “side effects” they have. The reason…

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EuropaNews March 2024

The March issue of EuropaNews for 2024 was published today, making it the first issue of spring. 70 years ago, on 25 March 1954, the Association of German Family Organizations (AGF) was founded. Exactly 70 years later to the day, the members looked back on the history of the AGF at their general meeting and discussed the current family policy…

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70 years of commitment to families: AGF celebrates its anniversary

The Association of German Family Organizations (AGF) was founded on 25 March 1954. Today, exactly 70 years later to the day, the members looked back on the history of the AGF at their general meeting and discussed the current family policy challenges in particular. The constituent meeting of the Association of German Family Organizations” took place on 25 March 1954…

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#Recent publications

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

#Recent publications

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

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.