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European Child Guarantee: Overview of selected aspects of the National Action Plans

To combat child poverty, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the European Union decided in 2021 to establish a “European Child Guarantee”. It aims to “prevent and combat social exclusion by guaranteeing access for children in need to a range of essential services, thereby also contributing to the protection of children’s rights by tackling child poverty…

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AGF EuropaNews January 2023

This year’s first issue of EuropaNews was published today. We cover the EU child guarantee’s implementation process and the EESC’s statement on the care strategy. We also point to the UN’s call for contributions to the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing. As usual, we also inform about family and social policy developments in Europe and recommend current publications and events.…

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AGF starts the new year with a new member association, a new chair and a new website

The AGF has started the year with some changes: In 2023 and 2024, the German Family Association (DFV) will take over the leadership from it predecessor, the Association of Binational Families and Partnerships, iaf. The new chair is Dr Klaus Zeh, President of the DFV. The previous chair, Sidonie Fernau, becomes his deputy.In addition, the AGF expands by one association:…

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Dr. Klaus Zeh at New Year’s Reception of the Federal President

On 10 January, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier invited to the traditional New Year’s Reception at Schloss Bellevue. Dr. Klaus Zeh, newly elected president of the AGF, was among his guests as representative of the family organisations. Invited were not only organisations and associations but also high representatives from politics and economy as well as 60 socially involved citizens. The chair…

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European Child Guarantee: Overview of selected aspects of the National Action Plans

To combat child poverty, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the European Union decided in 2021 to establish a “European Child Guarantee”. It aims to “prevent and combat social exclusion by guaranteeing access for children in need to a range of essential services, thereby also contributing to the protection of children’s rights by tackling child poverty…

Read more »

AGF EuropaNews January 2023

This year’s first issue of EuropaNews was published today. We cover the EU child guarantee’s implementation process and the EESC’s statement on the care strategy. We also point to the UN’s call for contributions to the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing. As usual, we also inform about family and social policy developments in Europe and recommend current publications and events.…

Read more »

AGF starts the new year with a new member association, a new chair and a new website

The AGF has started the year with some changes: In 2023 and 2024, the German Family Association (DFV) will take over the leadership from it predecessor, the Association of Binational Families and Partnerships, iaf. The new chair is Dr Klaus Zeh, President of the DFV. The previous chair, Sidonie Fernau, becomes his deputy.In addition, the AGF expands by one association:…

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Dr. Klaus Zeh at New Year’s Reception of the Federal President

On 10 January, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier invited to the traditional New Year’s Reception at Schloss Bellevue. Dr. Klaus Zeh, newly elected president of the AGF, was among his guests as representative of the family organisations. Invited were not only organisations and associations but also high representatives from politics and economy as well as 60 socially involved citizens. The chair…

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Report of the European Expert Meeting of AGF and COFACE on the Child Guarantee

[21. 12. 2022] The report of the European expert meeting on the EU Child Guarantee has been published. Representatives from ministries and civil organisations from 17 European countries particpated in the meeting which was jointly organised by COFACE – Families Europe and AGF. The report of the event, which took place on 27 September 2022 in Berlin, contains summaries on…

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Interdisciplinary network “Transnational Family Dynamics in Europe” (TraFaDy)  launched

[03. 10. 2022] Within the framework of the COST programme (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), the interdisciplinary network “Transnational Family Dynamics in Europe” (TraFaDy) was launched on 3 October. COFACE Families Europe and the AGF are partners in the network, Sven Iversen was elected vice-chair. This Action aims to deepen the knowledge of the growing, rapidly changing phenomenon and…

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#Recent publications

European Child Guarantee: Overview of selected aspects of the National Action Plans

To combat child poverty, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the European Union decided in 2021 to establish a “European Child Guarantee”. It aims to “prevent and combat social exclusion by guaranteeing access for children in need to a range of essential services, thereby also contributing to the protection of children’s rights by tackling child poverty…

Family organizations support call for new family care leave

[26. 08. 2022] The family organisations united in the AGF emphasize the importance of a family care leave with an appropriately high and socially balanced financial compensation. On the occasion of the delivering of a substudy report by the “independent advisory coucil for reconciliation of care and professional work” to family minister Lisa Paus the organisations stress the large step,…

AGF recommendations on the Child Guarantee

[31. 5. 2022] The AGF accompanies the process of implementing the “European Guarantee for Children” with expert discussions and recommendation papers. The AGF has submitted recommendations on two further topics for the National Action Plan “New Opportunities for Children in Germany”, which is currently being drafted. The current recommendations deal with the topics “EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE, EDUCATION AND…

#Upcoming events

September 2023: European Expert Meeting on the Care Strategy

This year’s European Expert Meeting will take place in Berlin in September 2023. The topic will be the European Care Strategy, which was adopted by the European Council in December 2022. The exact programme is currently being prepared. Usually, the European Expert Meetings take place with a limited number of 35 persons from Germany and other European countries. If you…

15.05.2023: Conference on Family and housing

For 15 May 2023, the AGF is planning an event on the topic of “Family and Housing” in Berlin. In view of the burdens caused by rising housing and energy costs, the event will take stock of the situation and discuss strategies and measures to improve the situation for the famiies. The program will be published soon.

28.02.2023: Impulse workshop of the National Family Forum: “If the families knew what we write about them in our project applications, they wouldn’t come anymore”.

A self-reflexive look at the use of language in support structures Background It is not a minor matter how people and contexts are spoken about. Language maps values, reproduces relations, exclusions and stigmatisations, and shapes expectations, norms and ideals. This can happen subtly or brutally, unintentionally or quite consciously. Within the framework of the current thematic period “Support structures for…

#Recent publications

European Child Guarantee: Overview of selected aspects of the National Action Plans

To combat child poverty, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the European Union decided in 2021 to establish a “European Child Guarantee”. It aims to “prevent and combat social exclusion by guaranteeing access for children in need to a range of essential services, thereby also contributing to the protection of children’s rights by tackling child poverty…

Family organizations support call for new family care leave

[26. 08. 2022] The family organisations united in the AGF emphasize the importance of a family care leave with an appropriately high and socially balanced financial compensation. On the occasion of the delivering of a substudy report by the “independent advisory coucil for reconciliation of care and professional work” to family minister Lisa Paus the organisations stress the large step,…

AGF recommendations on the Child Guarantee

[31. 5. 2022] The AGF accompanies the process of implementing the “European Guarantee for Children” with expert discussions and recommendation papers. The AGF has submitted recommendations on two further topics for the National Action Plan “New Opportunities for Children in Germany”, which is currently being drafted. The current recommendations deal with the topics “EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE, EDUCATION AND…

#Upcoming events

September 2023: European Expert Meeting on the Care Strategy

This year’s European Expert Meeting will take place in Berlin in September 2023. The topic will be the European Care Strategy, which was adopted by the European Council in December 2022. The exact programme is currently being prepared. Usually, the European Expert Meetings take place with a limited number of 35 persons from Germany and other European countries. If you…

15.05.2023: Conference on Family and housing

For 15 May 2023, the AGF is planning an event on the topic of “Family and Housing” in Berlin. In view of the burdens caused by rising housing and energy costs, the event will take stock of the situation and discuss strategies and measures to improve the situation for the famiies. The program will be published soon.

28.02.2023: Impulse workshop of the National Family Forum: “If the families knew what we write about them in our project applications, they wouldn’t come anymore”.

A self-reflexive look at the use of language in support structures Background It is not a minor matter how people and contexts are spoken about. Language maps values, reproduces relations, exclusions and stigmatisations, and shapes expectations, norms and ideals. This can happen subtly or brutally, unintentionally or quite consciously. Within the framework of the current thematic period “Support structures for…

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.