The family is the centre and the starting point of any community
The family is the basic cell of society. As a community, it is the most important social entity where the gift of life is welcomed and accompanied until its end. For us, the family, based on matrimony of husband and wife, constitutes the best precondition for the personal development of parents and children.
Families need to get a fair financial recognition for their service and contribution to society
Because of the invisible nature of the unpaid work of families, it is difficult to measure their contribution to society. Families are however an crucial engine for economic growth and guarantee a sustainable and lasting future for the community itself. Strong families are the condition for a healthy and prosperous society.
Family-friendly policies will shape the future of Europe
In a context of demographic winter, governments need to make sure that there are no obstacles for couples to fulfill their wish to start a family. Family-friendly policies must also ensure parents an effective work-life balance through the right to paid leaves, to flexible working arrangements and the access to childcare facilities.