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.

1505, 2024

PRESS RELEASE Integral ecology needs at its core the recognition of the family

May 15th, 2024|Categories: Ageing, Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, FAFCE Members, Human dignity, Latest News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , |

Brno, 15th May 2024 Today, on International Day of Families, FAFCE passed a resolution on the centrality of the family in the ecological transition. Hosted by FAFCE's Czech Member organisation in Brno, the Spring Board Meeting's resolution connected ecology

2803, 2024

Easter message from FAFCE

March 28th, 2024|Categories: Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Brussels, 28th March 2024 Dear Friends, This week we celebrate with our families the mysteries of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. With this newsletter, we wish you a peaceful Easter and also reflect on some of the many

2103, 2024

FAFCE stresses family-work balance priority at Tripartite Social Summit

March 21st, 2024|Categories: Council of Europe, Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 21st March, 2024 On Wednesday 20th March, representatives from the EU institutions met at the Tripartite Social Summit. Co-chaired by the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission (and featuring trade union and

2003, 2024

FAFCE co-hosts Investing in the Family, Investing in the Future conference

March 20th, 2024|Categories: Ageing, Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, FAFCE, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 20th March 2024 FAFCE co-hosted a conference yesterday entitled Investing in the Family, Investing in the Future. Held at the European Parliament in Brussels, the conference emphasised the significance of investing in family policies for a brighter future.

1903, 2024

FAFCE celebrates Saint Joseph’s Day

March 19th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, Economy of the Family, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Heroes of the Family Movement, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 19th March 2024 19th March marks the feast of Saint Joseph. In Spain, Portugal and Italy, Saint Joseph's Day is also celebrated as Father's Day. We wish everyone a blessed Saint Joseph's Day, especially to fathers and husbands.

1503, 2024

Invest in the family to improve EU living conditions

March 15th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , , |

Brussels, 15th March 2024 FAFCE welcomes the European Parliament debate held yesterday on living conditions in the EU. In the context of an exacerbating cost of living crisis, young families are often experiencing economic hardship, which undoubtedly impacts their

1503, 2024

FAFCE responds to Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

March 15th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, Economy of the Family, European Union, Latest News, Rural and Remote Areas|Tags: , , , , , , |

Brussels, 15th March 2024 On Tuesday, MEPs adopted a new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. The plans, agreed on by the Council, aim to make the EU building sector carbon neutral by 2050. The targets set by the Directive

1503, 2024

FAFCE welcomes resolution to create an annual designation of European Capitals of Children

March 15th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 15th March 2024 FAFCE welcomes the resolution on the creation of a European initiative for an annual designation of European Capitals of Children. The resolution was passed by the European Parliament yesterday. The resolution highlights the following: Children's

1303, 2024

11th Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Election

March 13th, 2024|Categories: Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Heroes of the Family Movement, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , |

Brussels, 13th March 2024 Today we celebrate the 11th anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. The first Jesuit Pope and the first from the Americas, his pontificate has been historic in form as well as substance ever since

1203, 2024

FAFCE to co-host conference: Investing in the Family, Investing in the Future

March 12th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, FAFCE, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 12th March 2024 FAFCE will co-host a conference with Romana Tomc MEP entitled Investing in the Family, Investing in the Future in Brussels on Tuesday 19th March 2024.  The conference emphasizes the significance of investing in family policies