- Category: About us
- Published on 19 December 2013
After the fall of the Berlin wall catholic family associations from several countries gathered to found a platform. In 1991 a common Charter and regulations were agreed upon and in 1994 the bylaws of an Association were signed.
In 1997 the Association became the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) and was registered in Strasbourg, France.
The Council of Europe recognized FAFCE as a Non-Governmental Organisation with participative status in 2001 and in 2002 FAFCE was granted the authorization to submit collective complaints within the framework of the European Social Charter.
In 2009 FAFCE opened its office in Brussels.
Over the years the number of member organisations has grown, today FAFCE represents organisations from all parts of Europe.