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News 2010

Update: AGF-Event on Child Poverty in Germany and Europe

Panel discussion by AGF and European Commission

[22.12.2010] The documentation "Child Poverty in Germany and Europe" has now been finished and is available online, but can also be downloaded.

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Recipients of parental allowance threatened by the loss of residual claims

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[26.11.2010] All parents, who provide for parental allowance to be disbursed over a period of 24 months, instead of 12 months, forfeit their right to a residual claim. See further information in AGF press release.

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Conference of the Family Platform

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[11. 11. 2010] On 4th and 5th of Nov. the second conference of the FamilyPlatform took place in Brussels. Representatives from NGOs, the EU Commission and academics from all over Europe came together to discuss possible priorities for the integration of family research in support programs of the EU and to highlight the related policy issues.

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The right to custody only on a claim

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[25.10.2010] The organisations combined in the Association of the German Family Organizations (AGF) e.V. are voting for the so-called “petition model” as the proposed draft law for the restructuring of the law on child custody.

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Alliance expert discussion for reduced VAT

AGF-Postcard for VAT campaign in 2008-09

[19. 10. 2010] Today over 20 organizations and corporations met to have an intensive debate concerning reduced value added tax (VAT) on children’s products. All those present were in full agreement that this would be not only of great symbolic meaning for families but also an important relief of the financial strain.

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1. Educational Study by JAKO-O

Educational study of JAKO-O

[8. 9. 2010] On this Wednesday the first JAKO-O educational study was introduced, in which 3,000 parents were questioned on the educational system. The results show the requirements which parents expect from the educational system and how they concern themselves with the education of their children.

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News - Background discussion of AGF and European Commission

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[02. 09. 2010] The AGF and the European Commission jointly organised a background discussion on child poverty. Representatives of NGO, of the European Commission as well as members of the European and the German Parliament were discussing in Brussels.

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New AGF website

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[18.08.2010] The web site of the AGF appears in new design. Now, freshly written and with new colours the AGF appears more modern on the Internet.

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Federal Cross of Merit for Edith Schwab

Foto Edith Schwab, President of AGF

[15.07.2010] The President of the Association of German Family Organisations, Edith Schwab, is to be awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon, on the 17th of August 2010 in Mainz.

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Children's worlds-exhibit at the Arche courtyard party

Photo from Photo Exhibition Children's Worlds

[21.06.2010] On the 18.06.2010 the Arche e. V. traditional courtyard party took place. The exhibition "Children's Worlds" was also displayed at the courtyard party. The photos in the exhibit were created and provided by, among others, the children of the Arche.

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European-wide survey by the World Movement of Mothers Europe

World Movement of Mothers Europe

[17.06.2010] The World Movement of Mothers Europe carries out a European-wide survey, in which mothers receive the opportunity to express their challenges, priorities and wishes concerning their well-being and that of their family.

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Lisbon Conference of Family Platform

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[08.06.2010] From the 25th until the 27th May 2010 an important stage of the Family Platform has taken place in Lisbon. More than 100 representatives from science, associations and policy discussed intensely in study groups, future main focuses of research.

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Family Organisations: crisis must be occasion for long-term concepts

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[04.06.2010] The current savings suggestions and cut backs, meet with a lack of comprehension from those family organisations united in the AGF. They are pleading, instead, for a future oriented policy which puts the interests of the next generations in the foreground.

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Great interest for photo exhibition Childrens' World

international Child Day in FEZ

[31.05.2010] The Photo exhibition, “CHILDREN’S WORLDS”, presented in the FEZ by AGF during European day and international children’s day has aroused great interest.

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AGF at European Festival in FEZ

European festival in FEZ

[19.04.2010] On the weekend of the 8th and 9th of May, 2010 as well as on the 31st of May the AGF with it’s photo exhibition "CHILDREN’S WORLDS" takes part in the European festival in 2010 and during the international child day in Berlin, in the FEZ.

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AGF meets Federal President Horst Köhler

AGF meets Feral President

[12.04. 2010] Today, the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der deutschen Familienorganisationen e.V. and Federal President Horst Köhler have gathered for intensive discussions.

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Documentation of AGF conference on Child Poverty out now

Documentation of AGF conference

[07.04.2010] The documentation from the AGF international conference on „ Child Poverty – a European Challenge “ which took place on the 31st of August and 01st of September, 2009 now appears in both German and English.

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AGF member of COFACE

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[25.03.2010] As of today the AGF is a member of COFACE (Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union)

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AGF meets Federal Minister Dr. Schröder

AGF meets Federal Minister Dr. Schröder

[01.03.2010] The family organizations were invited to a very open and result orientated conversation with the Federal Minister Dr. Schröder.

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News - Family organizations welcome the judgment of the German Federal Constitutional Court on Hartz IV

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[09.02.2010] Family organizations welcome the judgment of the German Federal Constitutional Court on Hartz IV (unemployment benefit) articles on the standard (support) rates for children, and suggest dialog for its reworking.

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AGF President at New Year celebrations of the Federal President

Foto Edith Schwab, President of AGF

[12.01.2010] More than 60 socially engaged citizens were, as well as approximately 250 top representatives in politics, economy and culture, invited to the traditional New Year celebrations of the Federal President in Bellevue castle.

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New Persons at AGF office

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[05.01.2010] Two new persons have been active since November 2009, resp. since the beginning of 2010, in the AGF office.

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