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. 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 […]

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, […]

06.07.2022: AGF  expert discussion “Supporting parents and grandparents in transnational families

Although great progress has been made in migration research in recent decades, there are still unanswered questions regarding transnational, intergenerational support relationships. The particular difficulties faced by older people in need of care and their relatives in transnational family relationships are rarely discussed in care and family policy contexts. Furthermore, there are deficits in both knowledge and implementation with regard […]

23.09.2021: European expert discussion on the ambivalences in supporting people in need of care by foreign “live in” care workers

On 23 September, the AGF held a European expert discussion on the ambivalences that arise from so called “live-in” arrangements to support people in need of care in their home. The perspectives of those in need of care, their relatives as well as the situation of the care workers and their families in the sending countries were intensively considered. About […]

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09.09.2020: Expert Meeting on Eighth Government Report on Older People

On September 9, 2020, the AGF expert discussion Presentation of the Eighth Government Report on Older People: “Older People and Digitisation  – Implications for Families and Family Associations” took place. Cordula Endter from the office of the 8th Age Report presented selected contents of the report. In addition to the AGF member associations, representatives of various state AGF also took part […]

AGF Paper on Digitalisation and Care

[26. 3. 2019] In context of its discussion process on digitalisation and family AGF had organised an expert meeting on digitalisation and care on 10 December 2018. In the aftermath AGF has produced a policy paper on the challenges of digitalisation and care which was presented to the federal council on the elderly. The paper concentrates on the challenges of […]

06.-08.09.2013: AGF part of Family Convention

From 06 to 08 September, the Family Convention took place under the motto “We make the society!” in FEZ Berlin. It was organised by Lebenshilfe, AGF, Deutsches Down-Syndrom InfoCenter, Interessengemeinschaft Fragiles-X and FASD Deutschland. The Convention ended on Sunday, 8 September, with clear demands on the politicians. In a Manifesto of the families, the alltogether 500 small and larger guests […]

22.11.2012: Children, Care and Professional Life – what does families help to overcome time pressure? 

AGF conference on 22. November 2012 in Berlin “Children, Care and professional work – what does families help to overcome time pressure?”. Discussion on the results of the 8th family report, its findings and conclusions. The conference was held in the “URANIA” in Berlin. It concentrated particularly on the reports findings concerning the potential of elderly people and the potential […]

AGF Position on the Future of Care

[28. 3. 2012] Today, the Federal Government will discuss the recent draft law on the reform of care. The reform shall come into force on 1 January 2013. The main topics of the proposals are better services for persons with dementia and their care-giving relatives as well as the future financing of the care insurance. From the perspective of the […]