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.

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

1803, 2020

Press Release | Family Associations ask for more solidarity in Europe

March 18th, 2020|Categories: Economy of the Family, FAFCE Members, Press Release|Tags: , |

Brussels, 18 March 2020 No European family should feel to be left alone by the institutions, in a moment where fear and disorientation seem to prevail, we wish to reaffirm the fundamental importance of the family: the corona-virus

809, 2016

FAFCE Policy Briefing | The Family at the Centre of the Economy: The Way Out of the Crisis

September 8th, 2016|Categories: Economy of the Family, Latest News|Tags: |

On September 7th, FAFCE held a policy briefing on The Family at the centre of the Economy: the way out of the crisis, organised together with two of its Members, the Forum delle Associazioni Familiari (Italy) and the Confédération Nationale des Associations Familiales Catholiques (France). During the meeting,

2105, 2013

FAFCE’s Message on the occasion of the International Day of the Family 2013: Invest in the Family, Families are Europe’s wealth!

May 21st, 2013|Categories: Economy of the Family, European Union, Latest News|Tags: |

Families are the basic units of society, and a family has a value of its own. It is more than just the simple sum of its members. From an economic perspective the family is not only a consumer

807, 2008

FAFCE backs the proposal of the European Commission for reduced VAT to children’s products

July 8th, 2008|Categories: Economy of the Family, European Union, Latest News|Tags: |

Berlin, 08.07.08: The President of the Federation of catholic Family associations in Europe (FAFCE), Elisabeth Bußmann, has called on the Governments of the EU Member States to endorse the proposal for a Council Directive to apply reduced VAT