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News 2019

AGF Managing Director Sven Iversen new ICCFR chair

[22. 11. 2019] AGF Managing Director Sven Iversen was elected Chairman of the International Commission on Family and Couple Relations (ICCFR). Founded in 1953, ICCFR is an international forum in which organisations, associations, administrations and individuals engage in a multidisciplinary dialogue on family and partnership issues. Worldwide representatives from the fields of politics, administration, social and behavioural sciences, but also practical lawyers, judges and family therapists work together on family issues.

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News -AGF meeting on  "Quality of all-day care for children of primary school age"

[12. 11. 2019] On 30 October 2019, the AGF conference "Quality of all-day care for children of primary school age" took place in Berlin. Over 70 participants of the fields of science, practice and politics discussed quality aspects in connection with the planned expansion of all-day care for primary school children in Germany. A legal claim to this should be implemented as a joint task of the federal government, the federal states and the municipalities by the year 2025. The focus of the symposium was the question of what the quality of all-day care at primary school age should look like from the point of view of families.

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Documentation of the 2019 AGF meeting on childcare arrangements  after divorce / separation

[28. 10. 2019] The documentation of the AGF expert meeting on ton childcare arrangements  after divorce / separation, that took place on June  7 this year, is available for download or in print. It is published in German / English language. The printed version can be ordered for free of charge at the AGF-office.

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EuropaNews July 2019

[31. 7. 2019] Today the new issue of AGF EuropaNews was published. You will find the important news concerning family politics from July 2019 from the European level and from other European States. You will also find links to reports and studies as well as interesting upcoming events for the next few weeks.

 

 

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EuropaNews June 2019

[28. 6. 2019] The June issue of AGF EuropaNews is out now. For instance, the European Council has now adopt the Work-Life-Balance package which now will come into effect shortly. Besides this there are more news and publications that are relavant for family politics. The newsletter is only written in German.

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European Expert meeting on "Parenting Arrangements after separation"

[13. 6. 2019] On 7 June AGF carried out an European Expert meeting on "Parenting Arrangements during partnership and after separation in Europe". Around 40 participants from 10 European countries discussed how cultural differences and legal framing influences the social situation of divorced / separated parents and children in Europe.

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EuropaNews May 2019

[29. 5. 2019] The current issue of the AGF „Europa News" for the month of May has been published today. It contains important news on family policy on the European level and in the Member States of the European Union. In the „Europa News" you will also find links to reports and studies as well as interesting upcoming events for the next few weeks. The „AGF Europa News" are only available in German.

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AGF talks to Federal President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

[07. 5. 2019] Today the presidents and chairwomen of the AGF members organisations met Federal President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier for a fruitful discussion. Child and family poverty as well as the role of families in the democrathy were put into the center of the meeting.

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EuropaNews April 2019

[30. 4. 2019] The "Europa News" of AGF for April 2019 ist out now. It informs about activities concerning family policies and social policies on the European level and from the member states of the union. As always, you will also find hints for interesting up-coming events.  Unfortunately the news are published in German only.

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Joint positioning on the new EU work-life balance Directive

[09. 4. 2019] On 4 April the European Parliament adopted the new EU work-life Balance Directive. It introduces new and strengthened rules for reconciliation of famliy and work life. AGF, jointly with German Women's Council, Federal Men's Forum, Family Future Forum, and German Trade Union Confederation comments the results. 

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EuropaNews March 2019

[29. 3. 2019] The March issue of AGF EuropaNews was published today. It contains the most important developments concerning family policy at the European level and from the European states. Furthermore we have compiled information about topic related reports and studies as well as upcoming events. The newsletter is only available in German.

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AGF Paper on Digitalisation and Care

[26. 3. 2019] In context of its discussion process on digitalisation and family AGF had organised an expert meeting on digitalisation and care on 10 December 2018. In the aftermath AGF has produced a policy paper on the challenges of digitalisation and care which was presented to the federal council on the elderly.

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AGF joins the German coorporation network on equal health opportunities

[20. 3. 2019] On 14 March 2019 AGF joined the German coorporation network on equal health opportunities. The network includes around 70 insitutions and organisations and forms a conceptual framework on the exchange of the development of political and supply measures to avoid health inequalities in Germany.

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EuropaNews February 2019

[28. 2. 2019] Today, the February 2019 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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Expert meeting on specific concerns of families with chronical sick family members

[28. 2. 2019] On 25 February AGF held an expert meeting on specific concerns of families with chronical sick family members. The AGF members entered an intense discussion with experts from health and family support and counceling organisations.

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AGF meets chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel

[26. 2. 2019] Today, the family organisations united within the AGF met German chancellor Angela Merkel for an exchange of views and opinions. The talks mainly focused differents aspects of monetary support for children and their families, quality of child care, reconciliation of family and professional work as well as care for the elderly.

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EuropaNews Januar 2019

[31. 1. 2019] Today the first issue of AGF Europa News in 2019 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. This month we inform about the preliminary agreement on new Euopean work life policies, Rumania's new Council Presidency and other recent developments. Unfortunately, AGF EuropaNews is only available in German.

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Erika Biehn at New Year's Reception of the Federal President

[16. 1. 2019] More than 70 socially engaged citizens were, as well as top representatives in politics, economy and culture, invited to the traditional New Year celebrations of the Federal President in Bellevue castle. Among them was the recently elected new president of the AGF, Erika Biehn.

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AGF heads into the new year with her new chair woman

[15. 1. 2019] The Federal Association of Single Mothers and Fathers (VAMV) has taken over the rotating chairmanship of AGF. The AGF heads into the new year with its new chairwoman, Erika Biehn as well with its new vice chair, Ulrich Hoffmann, who is president of the Catholic Family Association.

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