Economy of the Family2020-05-05T22:32:55+02:00

Economy of the Family

The areas in which a family operates are relevant not only from a social standpoint but also from an economic one. Like any business, a family operates through organisation, professionalism, and efficiency. Family members conduct their family activities free of charge, producing many positive externalities to their members and to society as a whole. Therefore, a family can be classified as an economic entity, and its function is original and necessary to achieve the common good in areas of constitutional importance (e.g. education and care). Stronger families do not just consume good and services, but also finance the banking system with their savings and help relieve distressed public finances thanks to their intergenerational solidarity.

Family is a relevant economic actor that should be supported as much as companies in its role towards society.

2702, 2024

OPINION ARTICLE: Recovering Europe’s ‘popular spirit’

February 27th, 2024|Categories: Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, FAFCE, Latest News, Rural and Remote Areas|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  Farmer protests must remind us of the families and communities behind production    Brussels, the 27th of February 2024   An opinion article by Vincenzo Bassi, President of FAFCE, regarding the ongoing farmers' protests. The current farmers’ protest

1202, 2024

Ireland: Marriage should maintain its exclusivity

February 12th, 2024|Categories: Economy of the Family, FAFCE, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , |

Brussels, the 12th of February 2024 On the 8th March, Irish citizens will be voting in referendums to amend parts of its constitution. Two amendments will be on the ballot on International Women's Day, with one of them possibly

2411, 2023

FAFCE welcomes conclusions on a long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas approved by the European Council

November 24th, 2023|Categories: Ageing, Council of Europe, Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, FAFCE, Latest News, Rural and Remote Areas|Tags: , , , , , , |

Brussels, the 23rd of November 2023 FAFCE welcomes the conclusions adopted this week by the Council of the European Union on a long-term vision for the EU's rural areas. These conclusions recognise the key contributions of rural areas to

1509, 2023

FAFCE at the Economic Forum: Family in the centre of Europe´s future

September 15th, 2023|Categories: Ageing, Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, FAFCE, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , |

Brussels, 15th of September 2023 As part of the "Economic Forum" in Karpacz (Poland), the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) organized a panel entitled "Families in Times of War: Rebuilding Ukraine". This panel considered the major challenges for

703, 2023

IV Convention of the European Network of Family-Friendly Municipalities: “Innovating roots: Working for future generations”

March 7th, 2023|Categories: Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Brussels, 7th of March 2023 FAFCE had the pleasure to participate last week in the IV Convention of the European Network of Family-Friendly Municipalities: “Innovating roots: Working for future generations” organised by the European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC). The

103, 2023

PRESS RELEASE | Cooperation agreement between FAFCE & SME Connect: Together for a more sustainable Europe

March 1st, 2023|Categories: Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, Latest News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , |

PRESS RELEASE Cooperation agreement between FAFCE & SME Connect Together for a more sustainable Europe Brussels, 1st of March 2023 “The digital and the green transitions cannot be dissociated from the demographic transitions, we are therefore convinced of the strategic

2010, 2021

FAFCE addresses the motherhood and parental pay gap in a public consultation on pay transparency measures

October 20th, 2021|Categories: Economy of the Family, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , |

20 October 2021, FAFCE welcomed the recent Commission’s proposal for a directive on pay transparency measures to tackle the difference of pay between men and women. FAFCE endorsed the Commission’s will to “strengthen the application of the principle of

406, 2021

FAFCE Webinar on “Demographic Change and the Future of Europe”: “Family policies will shape the future of Europe”

June 4th, 2021|Categories: Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: |

4 June 2021 On June 3rd, 2021, FAFCE organised, in cooperation with the European People's Party (EPP) working group on ‘Intercultural and religious dialogue’, a Webinar on the topic of demographic change and the future of Europe. EPP Group

1902, 2021

Non-performing loans: the impact of the pandemic on families and credit

February 19th, 2021|Categories: Economy of the Family, European Union, FAFCE, Latest News|Tags: , , , |

The pandemic created disastrous consequences for the global and European economy. Many families and businesses experience financial difficulties, and fail to reimburse their loans, thus creating issues of non-performing loans. The non-performing loans are bank loans that are[1] subject