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 EuropaNews December 2017

[20. 12. 2017] The newest issue of AGF EuropaNews provides information about social and family policy related news from Europe and the European Union for the month of December 2017. It also comprises references to studies, reports and upcoming events. Unfortunately, AGF EuropaNews is only available in German.


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General Assembly "Bundesforum Familie"

[01. 12. 2017] The “Bundesforum Familie” is a network of 120 organisations that are committed to continuous cooperation and a comprehensive dialogue supporting family concerns. On 30 Nov. the network members gathered together to reflect the discussions of the past two years, decide on a new advisory board and on the topic of 2018/19.

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EuropaNews November 2017

[30. 11. 2017] The November 2017 issue of AGF EuropaNews was published today. As usual, you will find the most important developments concerning family policy at the European level and from the European states. You will also find links to reports and studies as well as to a variety ofinteresting upcoming events. Unfortunately, AGF EuropaNews is only available in German.

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EuropaNews October 2017

[30. 10. 2017] The newest issue of AGF EuropaNews provides information about family policy related news from Europe and the European Union for the month of October 2017. It also comprises references to studies, reports and upcoming events. Unfortunately, AGF EuropaNews is only available in German.

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AGF Conference: Families in the digital Work

[20. 10. 2017] On wednesday, the 18 October, the familiy organisations invited to a conference about the ongoing digital changes in the working environment. Under the titel "Brave new world of work? Ideas for a stronger family perspective in the digital work 4.0" participants and experts from politics, academics and organisations, discussed about risks and chances particularly for families.

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EuropaNews September 2017

[29. 9. 2017] Today, the September 2017 issue of AGF EuropaNews was published. As usual, you will find the most important developments concerning family policy at the European level and from the European states. It also provides you with links to reports and studies as well as interesting upcoming events. Unfortunately, AGF EuropaNews is only available in German.

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AGF at World Children's Day Festival

[24. 09. 2017] The German World Children's Day Festival took place last Sunday, at Potsdamer Platz, in Berlin. Just like in the past years, AGF presented its members and invited families to a crash course in speed stacking and a "course of senses" and informed about the work of the family organsations.

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EuropaNews August 2017

[31. 8. 2017] The newest issue of AGF EuropaNews was published today. As usual, you will find the most important developments concerning family policy at the European level and from the European states. You will also find links to reports and studies as well as to a variety ofinteresting upcoming events. Unfortunately, AGF EuropaNews is only available in German.

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AGF family organisations for a better quality in kindergartens

[29. 8. 2017] In regard of the 10th anniversary of the so called 'Krippengipfel' from 2007, which led to an entitlement for children under three years to attend a kindergarten, and in combination with the current Ländermonitor of the Bertelsmann-Foundation, the family organisations emphasize the need of a high quality in early childhood education and care and therefore advocate common binding standards.

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EuropaNews July 2017

[31. 7. 2017] The July 2017 issue of AGF EuropaNews was published today. As usual, it provides you with information about the most important developments concerning family and social policy at the European level and in the European states. You will also find links to reports and studies as well as interesting upcoming events. Unfortunately, AGF EuropaNews is only available in German.

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European Expert meeting on digitalization

[4. 7. 2017] Yesterday, on 3 July, AGF carried out an European Expert meeting on digitalization and family. Around 30 participants from Germany and other European countries discussed the question: "Growing up digital – How can we make the internet safe for children and young people?"

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EuropaNews June 2017

[30. 6. 2017] Today, the June 2017 issue of AGF EuropaNews was published. As usual, you will find the most important developments concerning family policy at the European level and from the European states. It also provides you with links to reports and studies as well as interesting upcoming events. Unfortunately, AGF EuropaNews is only available in German.

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Family organisations on fifth Report on Poverty and Wealth: Fighting child poverty is a first order task

[28. 6. 2017] Today the Fifth Report on Poverty and Wealth in Germany is presented and discussed in the German Bundestag. Against that background, the family organsation represented by AGF appeal to make the fight against child poverty a first order task, which also finds its way into the next coalition agreement and therefore has to be consequently followed in the next legislative term.

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Fighting child poverty with a general action plan

[2. 6. 2017] In regard of todays debate in the Bundestag about the Fifth Report on Poverty and Wealth in Germany, AGF and Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk point out the necessity of a comprehensive action plan against child poverty, combining the forces of all relevant ministries. In a letter to the chairs of the parties and groups represented in Bundestag as well as to the Federal Minister for Social Affairs, Andrea Nahles and the Federal Minister for Families, Manuela Schwesig, both organisations call for urgent action to address child poverty and put it on first place on the political agenda, even after the up-coming elections in September.

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EuropaNews May 2017

[31. 5. 2017] The May issue of AGF EuropaNews provides information about recent family policy related news from Europe and the European Union. It also comprises references to studies, reports and upcoming events. Unfortunately, AGF EuropaNews is only available in German.

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Refugees must have a right to family reunification!

[28. 4. 2017] The General Assembly of AGF appeals to the German Bundestag to take care of the unity of the family also for refugees.  Regarding its plenary session, at which such a proposal of the opposition parties was said to be discussed, the family organisations of AGF called for a rollback of the given limits for family reunification for people having only a subsidiary status.

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EuropaNews April 2017

[27. 4. 2017] On April 26th, the European Comission has issued its long-awaited Reconciliation Package. Read about this and other news from the European level in our latest issue of AGF EuropaNews. It also provides you with links to reports and studies as well as interesting upcoming events. Unfortunately, AGF EuropaNews is only available in German.

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AGF starts series of publications on the German subsistence level for children

[31. 3. 2017] With this series AGF makes a stocktaking of the current system to secure a subsistance level for children in Germany. The first part of the series on the subsistance level for children in the German social law was published today and is available as pdf.

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EuropaNews March 2017

[31. 3. 2017] Today, the March 2017 issue of AGF EuropaNews was published. As usual, it provides you with news about the most important developments concerning family policy at the European level and from the European states. You will also find links to reports and studies as well as interesting upcoming events. Unfortunately, EuropaNews is only available in German.

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Reform of maternity law

[30. 3. 2017] The German parliament (Bundestag) has adopted the reform of the national maternity law. The revised maternity law now includes students and self-employed women and also aims to give more decision options to the pregnant and nursing women instead of a general employment ban. On this occasion, AGF recalls its statement on the initial draft law. The statement makes a differentiated approach on the challenge to balance the freedom of the pregnant and nursing women on one side and potential pressure that companies might put on these women.

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Joint declaration on quality standards in daycare facilities for children

[28. 3. 2017] On occasion of the 2017 German Child and Youth Welfare Congress 27 welfare, children rights, social and familiy organisations as well as trade unions jointly call for mandatory, nationwide consistent and scientificly sound standards in child care facilities. The organisations welcome the results that have been made by the state and federal states and assume, that even in this legislative period mandatory measures will be compiled, which take up on the existing processes in the federal states. The aim is to ensure a high quality in child care facilities all over Germany in foreseeable future.

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EuropaNews February 2017

[28. 2. 2017] Today, the February 2017 issue of AGF EuropaNews was published. As usual, you will find the most important developments
concerning family policy at the European level and from the European states. It also provides you with links to reports and studies as well as interesting upcoming events. Unfortunately, AGF EuropaNews is only available in German.

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Joint declaration by ten organisations on right to limit part-time work

[14. 2. 2017] The family organizations along with nine organizations support the legislative proposal by the German Ministry of Labour, which aims to give a possibility to employees to limit the time period they work in part-time.

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EuropaNews January 2017

[31. 1. 2017] 2017's first issue of AGF EuropaNews as usual contains an overview of recent developments concerning family and social policy, both on EU level and in the European states. It also covers interesting reports and studies as well as upcoming events. Unfortunately, EuropaNews is only available in German.

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Right of return from part-time up to the original working time

[19. 1. 2017] The family organisations of AGF ask for a possibility for employees, that eases their way back to full time after they had reduced their working hours. On occasion of the current data of the German statistic agency on working hours and individual working hour preference, the organisations support the legislative initiative of ferderal minister Andrea Nahles to limit the duration of part-time work if the employee wishes to do so.

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Stefan Becker at New Year's Reception of the Federal President

[10. 1. 2017] On 10 January, Federal President Joachim Gauck invited to the traditional New Year's Reception at Schloss Bellevue. Stefan Becker,newly elected chairman of the AGF, was among his guests as representative of the family organisations.

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Stefan Becker new chairman of AGF

[3. 1. 2017] Stefan Becker is new chairman of AGF. As scheduled, the general leadership of AGF is exchanged on rotation between the members of  AGF. After two years the evangelische arbeitsgemeinschaft familie (eaf) has given over to the "Familienbund der Katholiken" (FDK). President of FDK is Stefan Becker, who, therefore, has taken over chairmanship of AGF from Christel Riemann-Hanewinckel, president of eaf. She will remain vice-chairwoman.

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