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.
FAFCE Dialogue with Katalin Novák, Hungarian Minister for Families: “Families should not be forced to give up on their wish to have children”
Will the EU recovery plan invest in the family? What are the good practices of family policies in Hungary? Those were the questions raised during last FAFCE Webinar with Katalin Novák, Hungarian Minister for Families. Ms Novák recalled the
FAFCE WEBINAR on the EU recovery and its investment in the family: “Without families and family associations there is no future for Europe”
In cooperation with our Spanish member Foro de la Familia, FAFCE organised an online event on 3 December 2020 to discuss the EU Recovery plan and its investment in the family. The Webinar was hosted by Member of the
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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”.