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.

112, 2020

FAFCE contributed to the European Commission questionnaire the EU strategy on the rights of the child (2021-2024)

December 1st, 2020|Categories: Economy of the Family, European Union, FAFCE, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , |

FAFCE has been committed for the past years to bring the voice of families at the institutional level in Europe, especially through continuous contributions to the public consultations, which are an integral part of the legislative process of the

2711, 2020

The United Nations General Assembly recalls the importance of the family

November 27th, 2020|Categories: Economy of the Family, FAFCE, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News, United Nations|Tags: , , , |

On November 13th, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a new resolution on the “Follow-up to the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family and beyond”, tabled jointly by the 135 countries of G77+China, together with the

2611, 2020

The EU Trio Presidency and European Commissioners express their support for families

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

On the 24th of November 2020, the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth organied an online event on “Overcoming COVID-19 – jointly developing prospects for strong families”, where representatives of the EU Trio Presidency

1011, 2020

FAFCE Board Resolution | Family is the heart of the post-pandemic recovery

November 10th, 2020|Categories: Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, FAFCE Resolutions, Latest News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

FAFCE Board Resolution Family is the heart of the post-pandemic recovery Online Board Meeting, 10 November 2020 The future is only possible with children, and the post-pandemic recovery will only be possible with the family. The Federation of Catholic

3010, 2020

Is the future without demographic change possible?

October 30th, 2020|Categories: Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, FAFCE, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , |

FAFCE welcomes the recent answer to this question given by the European Committee of the Regions in an Opinion on “Demographic change: proposals on measuring and tackling its negative effects in the EU regions” adopted on October 14th, 2020.

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

1405, 2020

International Day of the Family: Families are the front line in the pandemic

May 14th, 2020|Categories: Economy of the Family, FAFCE Members, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|

On the 6th of May 2020, FAFCE held its 2020 Spring Board Meeting via videoconference. 31 representatives of family associations from 18 European Countries gathered to discuss on the European demographic challenges, the Members' activities and the emergency measures needed to support families in Europe. A Resolution was also adopted and is made public today (also available in French and German), on the occasion of the International Day of the Family: “Families: the front line in the pandemic”.

1305, 2020

FAFCE Board Resolution | Families are the front line in the pandemic

May 13th, 2020|Categories: Economy of the Family, European Union, FAFCE Resolutions, Latest News|Tags: , , , |

FAFCE Board Resolution Families are the front line in the pandemic Online Board Meeting, 6 May 2020 In the context of the current pandemic, families are in the front line. The dislocation of the social fabric is now reduced