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European Union

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.
2610, 2020

European Parliament recognises the importance of the family in Employment and social policies

October 26th, 2020|Categories: Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , |

On October 22nd, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution on “Employment and social policies of the Euro area 2020” which recognises the vital importance of families and offers specific improvements in four different areas, as described in following paragraphs.

709, 2020

FAFCE participation to the Economic Forum (8-10 Sept 2020)

September 7th, 2020|Categories: Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|Tags: , |

FAFCE participation to the 2020 Economic Forum   FAFCE is happy to be this year again among the partners of the Economic Forum, that will be held on the 8-10 September 2020 in Karpacz (Poland). On the 9 September

3007, 2020

Press Release | FAFCE’s President to EUCO Members: “Sustainable development only possible through demographic and family policies”

July 30th, 2020|Categories: Demographic challenges, European Union, FAFCE, FAFCE Members, Latest News, Press Release|

Brussels, 30 July 2020 Finding resources for family policies able to face the current demographic winter. This is the true challenge to make of the post-pandemic recovery a moment of regeneration for our Continent. This is the call made by the

1407, 2020

European Commission Report on the Impact of Demographic Change

July 14th, 2020|Categories: Demographic challenges, European Union, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Is the European Union finally considering the demographic challenges in Europe? Over the last years, FAFCE has been raising awareness on the demographic challenges faced by European Countries: no EU Member State reaches the so-called replacement fertility rate of

2606, 2020

Press Release | Demographic Challenges and Sustainable Development. A new chapter for Family Policies in Europe?

June 26th, 2020|Categories: Demographic challenges, European Union, Latest News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 26 June 2020   “Family Associations are not a lobby group, they are not a trade union, they are not only a consumers’ association; they are, first and foremost, the voice of the family, the first basic community,

1906, 2020

FAFCE WEBINAR on Demographic Challenges and Sustainable Development, Thursday – 25 June 2020 (14.00 – 15.00 CEST)

June 19th, 2020|Categories: Demographic challenges, European Union, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Webinar Demographic Challenges and Sustainable Development. A new chapter for Family Policies in Europe? Thursday, 25 June 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 Please register by e-mailing to info@fafce.org You will receive the link to connect after the registration At the

1606, 2020

[UPDATE] Demographic challenges in post-pandemic times: an overview of the European Union’s answer to the demographic issue

June 16th, 2020|Categories: Demographic challenges, European Union, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , |

During the last years, FAFCE has been alerting about the demographic challenges that every European Country has to face. Also as a consequence of the current public health and economic crisis, the EU institutions seem to finally seriously taking

1606, 2020

FAFCE co-signed the Manifesto “Europe must not forget independent education and educational pluralism”

June 16th, 2020|Categories: European Union, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , |

FAFCE is  happy to  announce its support and its signature to the Manifesto "Europe must not forget independent education and educational pluralism", which stresses that "coronavirus cannot be an excuse to limit acquired rights of parents and civil society.

2905, 2020

Press Release | “Next Generation EU” for an integrated substainable development based on concrete demographic policies

May 29th, 2020|Categories: Demographic challenges, European Union, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , |

Brussels, 29 May 2020 "Only through intergenerational balance and solidarity can we hope that Europe will maintain a social and economic cohesion. If the "Next Generation EU" is to help build Europe's future, then the opportunity to invest in

1905, 2020

Demographic challenges in times of pandemic

May 19th, 2020|Categories: Demographic challenges, European Union, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , |

On the 5th of May, the Employment and Social Policy Ministers of the European Union discussed the economic recovery plans and the demographic challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Ministers emphasised the need to implement strategies to protect the