Every person has an inherent and immeasurable worth and dignity. Each human life is sacred, from its start to its end.
“How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?”
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
Unpaid care work is still work...The fact that national pension schemes do not reflect it is a major cause of social exclusion and old-age poverty, especially amongst women. Until the European Union and its Member States plug this gaping hole in the EU’s social contract, the ambitious social objectives advanced in the report will be stymied.
10 June 2021 Are the EU policy-makers really interested in the health of women? The Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) Committee of the European Parliament adopted on the 11th of May 2021 a Report on the situation of
FAFCE Webinar on “Demographic Change and the Future of Europe”: “Family policies will shape the future of Europe”
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
INVITATION | European Sunday Alliance Webinar on ‘The right to disconnect and the need for a European weekly common day of rest’ (Tuesday, 1 June 2021 at 13:00-14:00 CEST)
The Steering Group of the European Sunday Alliance invites you to its Webinar on "The right to disconnect and the need for a European weekly common day of rest” Tuesday 1st of June 2021 13:00-14:00 CEST via Zoom – in
19 May 2021 FAFCE contributed to the European Commission’s recent public consultation on gender-based violence and domestic violence. The pdf of FAFCE's contribution is at the bottom of this page. What are Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence?
On Thursday, May 13th, FAFCE hosted a webinar on the topic of “The Family: Antidote to Loneliness, Beyond the Pandemic”. The webinar engendered a lively discussion on the importance of the family as a force for cohesion, unity, and peace.
Brussels, 12 May 2021 On March 24th, 2021, the European Commission published its proposal for a European Child Guarantee, a key part of the European Union’s effort to eliminate child poverty and social exclusion. A previous FAFCE article detailed
Family Associations and Former Students Commit Themselves to the Global Compact on Education as Proposed by Pope Francis Brussels, 6th of May 2021, On Tuesday, the 4th of May 2021, FAFCE and the European Union of Former Catholic School
4 May 2021 On May 14th, Pope Francis will formally open the States-General on Natality, an online initiative devoted to the future of demography in Italy and in the world. This event will reverberate beyond Italy, especially in Europe, since
Recognition of Parenthood for Cross-Border Family Situations: FAFCE’s President urges President von der Leyen to protect the best interests of the child
27 April 2021, During her State of the Union address in September 2020, EU Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen declared “if you are parent in one country, you are parent in every country.” This statement is