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News 2012

EuropaNews from December 2012

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[20. 12. 2012] The last issue of AGF Europa News in 2012 is out now. Because of Christmas the newsletter is published some days before the end of the month. Still, some decisions and actions concerning families have been made in the past three weeks on European level. The AGF-Team hopes you enjoy the reading and wishes a merry Christmas time and a good start into the 2013.

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Privacy Protection on the Internet

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[18. 12. 2012] AGF has published a leaflet raising the awareness of, especially, families for the problem of behavioural advertisment on the internet. The leaflet informs about how to protect against tracking and how to block ads with simple methods free of charge, also to beware children of being affected by undesirable content.

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Open Letter for a family friendly VAT

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[5. 12. 2012] Within the alliance "7% für Kinder", AGF has sent an Open Letter to the Federal Government asking for the introduction of the reduced VAT rate for products and services for children. The Open Letter was accompanied by a postcard-domino, which, symbolically, already replaced the 19 percent with a big seven.

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EuropaNews of November 2012

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[29. 11. 2012] The latest issue of the AGF Europa News is online. Read about family-related news of the European level that have been published in November. The Newsletter is only available in German.

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EuropaNews October 2012

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[31. 10. 2012] The issue of AGF EuropaNews was published today. It contains all major news from October 2012 from European level and European states concerning families. Unfortunately the EuropaNews are only available in German.

... more on "EuropaNews October 2012"

 
 

Documentation of Expert meeting on Right to Family Reunification

Mother and Child - Family Reunification

[31. 10. 2012] On the occasion of the current European debate, experts from politics, administration,
associations and research discussed the European Directive on family reunification
from the family point of view. Results and overall documentation of the meeting are out now.

... more on "Documentation of Expert meeting on Right to Family Reunification"

 
 

Europa News September 2012

[1. 10. 2012] The new issue of the AGF Europa News is out now. It treats family-related news of the European level that have been published in September. The Newsletter is only available in German.

... more on "Europa News September 2012"

 
 

AGF Conference on time pressure for families

Father in a rush

[28. 9. 2012] AGF conference on 22. November 2012 in Berlin "Children, Care and professional work - what does families help to overcome time pressure?". Discussion on the results of the 8th family report, its findings and conclusions.

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AGF at World Children's Day

AGF at World's Childrens Day

[24. 9. 2012] The World Children's Day Festival took place last Sunday, at Potsdamer Platz, in Berlin. The AGF took part at the festival and invited families to a crash course in speed stacking and a "course of senses" and informed about the campaign on reduced rate of VAT for products and services for children.

... more on "AGF at World Children's Day"

 
 

Successful Garden Party at Schloss Bellevue

Schloss Bellevue at night at the Garden Party

[12. 9. 2012] On the 8th and 9th of September, the AGF was presenting its work, first to the invited volunteers and later to all other people visiting the Federal President. On both days combined, about 20.000 men, women and children have followed the first public Garden Party at Schloss Bellevue.

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Comment on 2. Educational Study by JAKO-O

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[5. 9. 2012] This wednesday, JAKO-O intrdouced its second educational study. The results show the requirements which parents expect from the educational system and how they concern themselves with the education of their children. AGF has published a comment on the study.

... more on "Comment on 2. Educational Study by JAKO-O"

 
 

Europa News August 2012

[30. 8. 2012] The latest issue of the AGF Newsletter "Europa News" for the month of August has been published today in german. It contains important news on family policy on the European level. Due to holiday time, it is shorter than other issues.

... more on "Europa News August 2012"

 
 

AGF at garden party in the park of Schloss Bellevue

Schloss Bellevue

[30. 8. 2012] Federal President Joachim Gauck is hosting a garden party in the park of Schloss Bellevue on 8 and 9 September 2012. AGF will present its work and invites, among others, to a "speed stacking" workshop and a course of senses.

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Europa News July 2012

[30. 7. 2012] The latest issue of the AGF Newsletter "Europa News" in german is out now. In this newsletter, you get information about family-policy related news of the European Union that happened in July.

... more on "Europa News July 2012"

 
 

Family Organisations call for good and sufficient childcare in the school holidays

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[4. 7. 2012] The family organisations joint in AGF raise awareness to the fact, that now for many parents the stressful search for a suitable holiday care for their children starts. This problem results from the absence of enough places in facilities and care possibilities in Germany.

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Europa News June 2012

[28. 6. 2012] The latest issue of the AGF Europa News is out now. This newsletter contains new information about family-related decisions on the European level of the month of June and is only available in german.

... more on "Europa News June 2012"

 
 

AGF Expert Meeting on Family Reunification

[25. 6. 2012] According to the current EU debate, AGF has invited to an expert meeting on the right to family reunification. A special focus was on the situation in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, which have rather restrictive regulations. Participants widely critisised the implementation of the EU Directive on family reunification in these Member States.

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Expert Meeting on Family Reunification

Women with child

[29. 5. 2012] According to the current debate on the right to family reunification at EU-level, AGF organises an expert meeting on 22 June 2012. The meeting with experts from Germany and the EU will take stock of the European debate as well as of the regulations regarding family reunification in the Member States.

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AGF-Statement on 8th Family Report

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[14. 5. 2012] The AGF has published a detailed statement on the 8th Family Report of the federal government. In its statement it supports the purpose of the report to establish the solution to family time conflicts as a social task, but criticises the unadequate family perspective.

... more on "AGF-Statement on 8th Family Report"

 
 

Europa News April 2012

[30. 4. 2012] The latest issue of the AGF Newsletter "Europa News" in german language is out now. The newsletter informs you about family-policy related news of the European Union that happened in april. Have a nice reading!

... more on "Europa News April 2012"

 
 

Germany’s targets for combating poverty remain insufficient

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[13. 4. 2012] The Association of German Family Organisations (AGF) e.V. criticizes the German National Reform Programme for setting insufficient targets for the reduction of poverty in Germany. The AGF demands adequate and serious measures from the government in the combating of poverty and social exclusion.

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Europa News March 2012

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[30. 3. 2012] The new issue of the AGF Newsletter "Europa News" for the month of March has been published today. It contains important news on family policy on the European level. As the 8th of March has been the International Women's Day, this issue focusses on news to gender-equality. The "AGF Europa News" are only available in german.

... more on "Europa News March 2012"

 
 

General Assembly of COFACE

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[28. 3. 2012] The annual meeting of the General Assembly of the Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union (COFACE) took place on Tuesday, March 27th in Brussels. In addition to taking stock of last year, the General Assembly elected its new Administrative Council  as the quadrennial mandate of the directorate ends now. The new elected president is Annemie Drieskens, who succeeds to Yves Roland Gosselin. At the end of the meeting, a ceremonial reception in honour of the outgoing president took place in the European Parliament.

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AGF Position on the Future of Care

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[28. 3. 2012] Today, the Federal Government will discuss the recent draft law on the reform of care. The reform shall come into force on 1 January 2013. The main topics of the proposals are better services for persons with dementia and their care-giving relatives as well as the future financing of the care insurance. From the perspective of the AGF, the measures mentioned in the draft law are not sufficient for helping families taking care for their dependents.

... more on "AGF Position on the Future of Care"

 
 

Press relaese on 8th Family Report

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[14. 3. 2012] The Association of the German family organizations supports the purpose of the 8th Family Report published today by German Government, to establish the solution to family time conflicts as a social task. Unfortunately, the report has a rather weak effect in light of the political cut back guidelines, major reservations concerning the federal policy as well as the impulse generator of work.

... more on "Press relaese on 8th Family Report"

 
 

Europa News February 2012

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[1. 3. 2012] The new issue of the AGF Newsletter "Europa News" containing family-policy related news of the European Union is out now. The newsletter informs you about the news of the month february.


... more on "Europa News February 2012"

 
 

EU Consultation on Family Reunification

[23. 2. 2012] Up until 1st March 2012, the EU Commission is running a public consultation on the right to family reunification of third-country nationals living in the EU. The AGF has published its statement today.

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AGF takes position to Advanced Child Maintenance

[17. 2. 2012] The recent draft law on simplifing bureaucracy of advanced child maintenance is critisised by the AGF. The planned changes will hardly lead to improvements for the children of single parents. Basic problems remain unsolved.

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Europa News January 2012

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[31. 1. 2012] AGF has published the new issue of its newsletter on European matters. The first issue of 2012 contains among others the European Year 2012 of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, employment opportunities for young people, child safety on the internet and the handling and consuming of food.

... more on "Europa News January 2012"

 
 

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