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EuropaNews February 2024

In the February issue of EuropaNews, we report on several decisions at European and national level that have made progress or have stalled again. These include the fight against sexual violence against women and children, the supply chain law against child labor, marriage for all and abortion rights. As always, there are also new studies and event dates. We wish…

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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 parenthood of a child in…

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EuropaNews January 2024

The first issue of EuropaNews for 2024 was published today. It is an intense election year with elections to the European Parliament and in 76 countries worldwide, more than in any previous year. It is also the 75th anniversary of the Council of Europe, the 70th anniversary of the AGF and the 30th anniversary of the International Year of the…

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Publication “Support structures for families” presented by the National Family Forum to the Chairwoman of the Family Committee

On 15 January, Elena Gußmann, the project coordinator of the National Family Forum, and Sven Iversen, Managing Director of the Association of German Family Organisations, presented the final publication of the thematic period completed at the end of 2023 to Ulrike Bahr, Chairwoman of the Family Committee in the Bundestag. In 2022/2023, the members of the National Family Forum worked…

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EuropaNews February 2024

In the February issue of EuropaNews, we report on several decisions at European and national level that have made progress or have stalled again. These include the fight against sexual violence against women and children, the supply chain law against child labor, marriage for all and abortion rights. As always, there are also new studies and event dates. We wish…

Read more »

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 parenthood of a child in…

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EuropaNews January 2024

The first issue of EuropaNews for 2024 was published today. It is an intense election year with elections to the European Parliament and in 76 countries worldwide, more than in any previous year. It is also the 75th anniversary of the Council of Europe, the 70th anniversary of the AGF and the 30th anniversary of the International Year of the…

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Publication “Support structures for families” presented by the National Family Forum to the Chairwoman of the Family Committee

On 15 January, Elena Gußmann, the project coordinator of the National Family Forum, and Sven Iversen, Managing Director of the Association of German Family Organisations, presented the final publication of the thematic period completed at the end of 2023 to Ulrike Bahr, Chairwoman of the Family Committee in the Bundestag. In 2022/2023, the members of the National Family Forum worked…

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Dr Klaus Zeh at the Federal President’s New Year’s reception

The Chairman of the Association of German Family Organisations, Dr Klaus Zeh, was invited to the Federal President’s traditional New Year’s reception at Bellevue Palace on 11 January 2024. In the brief discussion with Federal President Dr Frank Steinmeier, he emphasised the vital importance of families in and for society and highlighted their current often difficult position in the face…

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AGF EuropaNews December 2023

The last issue of EuropaNews for this year was published today. It deals with controversial topics such as recognising parenthood across the borders of EU member states, children’s rights in the EU migration pact and the rights of older people. 2023 was a year in which crises continued to multiply, from the war in Ukraine to that in Israel and…

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#Recent publications

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

13 March 2024: Kick-off meeting on Family and climate chnage of the National Family Forum

The members of the National Family Forum have decided to work on the topic of Family and Climate Change for the next two years after having completed the two year work on the 2022-23 topic “Support structures for families: How are family support structures designed, organised and implemented in Germany?”. On 16 March there will be the kick-off meeting of…

15 May 2024: Conference on current family law reforms

This conference is in German language. The aim of the conference is 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 will be presented and discussed. The focus will…

#Recent publications

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

15 May 2024: Conference on current family law reforms

This conference is in German language. The aim of the conference is 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 will be presented and discussed. The focus will…

13 March 2024: Kick-off meeting on Family and climate chnage of the National Family Forum

The members of the National Family Forum have decided to work on the topic of Family and Climate Change for the next two years after having completed the two year work on the 2022-23 topic “Support structures for families: How are family support structures designed, organised and implemented in Germany?”. On 16 March there will be the kick-off meeting of…

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.