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Human dignity

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

1906, 2024

FAFCE: No consensus to impose surrogacy in Europe, shows Council of EU debate

June 19th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, European Union, FAFCE, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , |

Brussels, 19th June 2024 At the end of June the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will end, making way for the Hungarian Presidency. Throughout the tenure, the issue of surrogacy has been a priority for

1906, 2024

FAFCE comments on new legislature policy priorities

June 19th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, Demographic challenges, European Union, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , |

Brussels, 19th June 2024 Before the European elections this month, FAFCE disseminated a policy toolkit to candidates for the new legislature. After votes were counted, FAFCE's President wrote an open letter to incoming MEPs explaining the priorities for families

1906, 2024

EHCR decision reaffirms that there’s no right to take a life, says FAFCE

June 19th, 2024|Categories: European Union, FAFCE, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , |

Brussels, 19th June 2024 On Thursday, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in a decision relating to a Hungarian citizen who was refused euthanasia in Hungary. The European Court of Human Rights ruling established that Hungarian authorities' refusal

1306, 2024

FAFCE COMMENT JHA Council a crucial opportunity for protection of children and preventing trafficking

June 13th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, European Union, FAFCE, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education, Press Release|Tags: , , , , |

Brussels, 13th June 2024 Today and tomorrow the Justice and Home Affairs Council will engage with matters including the protection of children, drug and human trafficking, temporary protection for people who have fled from Ukraine after the start of

606, 2024

PRESS RELEASE FAFCE develops policy toolkit ahead of new European Parliament legislature

June 6th, 2024|Categories: Ageing, Children's Rights, Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, FAFCE, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity, Latest News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 5th June 2024 FAFCE has developed a policy toolkit for elected Members of the European Parliament and EU institutions for the new legislative period, starting after this weekend elections (6th-9th June) all over EU Member States. More than

2805, 2024

FAFCE welcomes inclusion of the ‘exploitation of surrogacy’ in human trafficking directive

May 28th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, European Union, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , |

Brussels, 28th May 2024 The Council of the European Union adopted a directive on Monday focused on the topic of human trafficking. Building on the already existing directive, the latest addition includes "the exploitation of surrogacy, of forced marriage

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

3004, 2024

FAFCE contributes to Madrid conference for “the soul of Europe”

April 30th, 2024|Categories: Ageing, Demographic challenges, European Union, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Brussels, 30th April 2024 On Monday 29th April, FAFCE Secretary General Nicola Speranza intervened at a conference in Madrid organised by the NEOS Foundation. The conference was entitled We are risking our lives: the soul of Europe and was

2504, 2024

FAFCE co-hosts conference on the family in the Netherlands

April 25th, 2024|Categories: European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , |

Brussels, 25th April 2024 On Monday FAFCE co-hosted a conference in the Netherlands on family policy and the European Union. Co-organised by FAFCE member Family Platform (Gezinsplatform) and the Growing Up Symposium (Opgroeisympsosium), the day featured key interventions from

2504, 2024

FAFCE welcomes inclusion of surrogacy in human trafficking directive

April 25th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, European Union, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , |

Brussels, 25th April 2024 This week the European Parliament voted by an overwhelming majority to include, among other matters, the issue of surrogacy in a directive aimed at preventing human trafficking. 563 MEPs voted in favour, with 7 voting