Press Release | FAFCE Board: Call for a European Natality Pact

 Brussels, 10 October 2019

FAFCE Members gathered this week in Brussels, where they adopted a new Resolution for a European Natality Pact (here) and renewed the Bureau, by electing Vincenzo Bassi (Forum delle Famiglie, Italy) as new President and confirming Cornel Barbut (Association of Catholic Families 'Vladimir Ghika', Romania) as Vice-President and Alfred Trendl (Katholischer Familienverband, Austria) as Treasurer. Antoine Renard, outgoing President, was warmly thanked by his generous and fruitful service and has been nominated as Honorary President of FAFCE.

He declared: "We are happy to hand over to our Italian friends the responsability of the FAFCE Presidency, after now 10 years". Antoine Renard took the FAFCE Presidency in 2009, on behalf of the National Confederation of Catholic Families Associations in France (CNAFC). "At this Board Meeting - he said - we saw how our Federation is first and foremost a community where we confront our ideas together, we dialogue, putting into practice ourselves what we ask to the European institutions: to never dissociate subsidiarity and solidarity".

After his election, Vincenzo Bassi declared: "We continue the great work done in all these years, developing it and seizing the great window of opportunities opened with a  portfolio on demography in the new European Commission. The demographic issue is an urgent question for all Countries in Europe and for their development. Our ultimate goal is that everybody, States, societies and EU and international institutions, recognize the role of the family, at the service of the whole society".