Although family-policies are a national competence and greatly vary across the 27 EU Member-States, the European Union can play an important role in promoting family-friendly policies. FAFCE supports in this direction the daily work of the different EU bodies:
- European Parliament: composed of representatives directly elected by the EU citizens, it participates to produce the EU legislation with the European Council and the European Commission.
- European Council: composed of the EU heads of state or governments, it defines the EU’s political directions and priorities.
- European Commission: composed of designated Commissioners led by a President, it is responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.
- Council of the European Union: composed of Ministers from each Member-States, it meets regularly to discuss specific points on the EU legislation and coordinate EU policies.
- Economic and Social European Committee: composed of representatives of civil society (workers’ and employers’ organisation, interest groups, etc.), this EU advisory body issues opinions on EU issues.
- Committee of the Regions: composed of locally and regionally elected representatives, this EU advisory body produces opinions on EU legislation that directly impact regions and cities.
1st of July 2022, On the 21st of June 2021, FAFCE contributed to the European Commission public consultation on “Brain drain – mitigating challenges associated with population decline”. Brain drain is the emigration of qualified people whose skills are
The 15th of May, is the International Day of Families. FAFCE President, Vincenzo Bassi, declares: “This is a special occasion to say thank you to our families, to all its members. It is a precious moment to highlight the hidden and priceless work of many fathers and mothers and the contribution of our families and family networks to the social cohesion of our communities.
Statement of the European Sunday Alliance on the annual European Day for a Work-Free Sunday on March 3 2022
3 March 2022, The 3rd of March 2022 is the European day for a work free Sunday. The European Sunday Alliance calls on political leaders to put as a priority of the EU social policy agenda the establishment of
25th of February 2022, On February 17th, 2022, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on ‘A statute for European cross-border associations and non-profit organisations’, tackling the effectiveness of the freedom of expression for the European civil society, far from
The European Parliament recalls the heavy work of caregivers during the pandemic and their risk to poverty
22nd of February 2022, Last week, the European Parliament adopted two resolutions on the difficult consequences of the pandemic on European families. The texts stressed the obstacles faced by caregivers, especially mothers, in the workplace, and the rise in
Brussels, 21 January 2022 Dear Mr. President, Following your speech at the European Parliament on the occasion of the start of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, we would like to express our concerns about
Brussels, 6 January 2022 The French Presidency of the Council of the European Union started on the first of January 2022, and will last until June 2022. It is the fourth time France takes the President of the Council,
9 December 2021, On November 11th, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution on “The European Education Area: a shared holistic approach”, providing several guidelines to tackle the educational challenges in Europe since the start of the pandemic. FAFCE welcomes
European Day to End Child Sex abuse : FAFCE stresses the urgent need of a safer environment for children
18 November 2021 On the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, the Council of Europe reminded the European countries of their international commitment when it comes to the fight abuse against children,
What to expect in 2022 at the EU level: key highlights of the European Commission 2022 work programme
What to expect in 2022 at the EU level Key highlights of the European Commission 2022 work programme 5 November 2021 The European Commission adopted on the 19th of October 2021 its work programme for 2022.