Germany’s targets for combating poverty remain insufficient

[13. 4. 2012] The Association of German Family Organisations (AGF) e.V. criticizes the German National Reform Programme for setting insufficient targets for the reduction of poverty in Germany. The AGF demands adequate and serious measures from the government in the combating of poverty and social exclusion. The current National Reform Programme (NRP 2012), which will be communicated to the European […]

08.09.2011: The reduced VAT rate in Europe – Opportunities for Effective Support for Families

Results of the expert meeting on 08 September 2011Venue: European Commission Representation in Germany The German Association of Family Organisations (AGF) and the European Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union (COFACE) invited to an expert discussion concerning the future of the reduced rate of VAT on products and services for children. The discussion was mainly directed at representatives […]

08.09.2011: Joint event of AGF and COFACE on VAT

The AGF hosted the regular meeting of the COFACE Working Group Consumer Protection, Services and Public Health Policies in Berlin. The two-day event started with a European Expert Discussion on the issue of reduced VAT for children’s products. Attendants were, among others, representatives of the EU Commission, the European Parliament and the German Bundestag. The two-day event took place on […]

Germany’s targets on the fight against poverty are set too low

[27. 4. 2011] The Association of German Family Organisations (AGF) e.V. criticizes the German National Reform Programme for setting insufficient targets and demands adequate and serious measures against poverty and social exclusion from the Federal Government. The National Reform Programme (NRP 2011), which the federal cabinet adopted on the 6th of April, names the national contribution to the new EU […]

AGF Comment on the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion

[5. 4. 2011] The AGF appreciates the first concrete objective of the European Union to reduce the poverty figures in the EU. It considers the political announcements of the German Federal Government, nevertheless, to be insufficient and demands adequate measures against poverty and social exclusion. The AGF appreciates that the European Union has clearly committed itself to poverty reduction. We […]

01.09.2010: Background discussion of AGF and European Commission

The AGF and the European Commission jointly organised a background discussion on child poverty. Representatives of NGO, of the European Commission as well as members of the European and the German Parliament were discussing in Brussels. On the day exactly a year after the successful conference on child poverty in Europe, the participants discussed central issues for the removal and […]

31.08-01.09.2009: AGF conference on Child Poverty

Cover of the documentation in german The documentation from the AGF international conference on „ Child Poverty – a European Challenge “ which took place on the 31st of August and 01st of September, 2009 now appears in both German and English. Over the course of two days experts from different European states had discussions on the subject of child […]