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EuropaNews December 2020

[21. 12. 2020] Today, the last issue of AGF EuropaNews in 2020 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, our newsletter is only available in German. We wish our readers happy holidays and hope you’ll stay with us for next year.

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AGF expert talk on support in separation processes and divorce proceedings

[1. 12. 2020] On November 30, 2020, the AGF held an expert discussion entitled "Family support and child-centeredness in conflict situations, separation processes and divorce proceedings". Scientists, family lawyers, representatives of youth welfare offices, counseling centers and family associations were involved. The expert discussion focused on the question of how successful the structures of psychosocial support services and court proceedings are with regard to conflict reduction in separation processes.

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AGF Co-Organzer of event "Smart, but fair. How digitalization can bring everyone along" on Dec 1st.

[1. 12. 2020] On December 01, 2020, the umbrella organization of development and humanitarian non-governmental organizations (VENRO), in cooperation with other civil society associations, including the AGF, organized the online conference "smart but fair - how digitalization can bring everyone along". Representatives from politics, civil society, business and the digital industry discussed the opportunities and risks of digital tools for sustainable development and social participation. A detailed report of the same name had already been published in advance.

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EuropaNews November 2020

[30. 11. 2020] The latest issue of AGF EuropaNews provides information about social and family policy related news from Europe and the European Union for the month of November 2020. It also comprises references to studies, reports and upcoming events. Unfortunately, AGF EuropaNews is only available in German.

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EuropaNews October 2020

[30. 10. 2020] Today, the October 2020 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 online. Unfortunately, AGF EuropaNews is only available in German.

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Webinar Series: Support for Families in the Separation Process: Cooperation instead of Confrontation - International Experiences".

[7. 10. 2020] Regardless of the legal structures in a country, a successful cooperation between counseling / support services for families and judicial actors is of high importance for separation / divorce processes with as little conflict as possible. In the joint webinar series on November 4, 11 and 18 by AGF and ICCFR, some existing legal systems and solution approaches in different states will be presented and discussed.

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EuropaNews September 2020

[30. 09. 2020] Today, the September 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, our newsletter is only available in German.

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AGF and COFACE: EU and national stakeholders debate the future European Child Guarantee

[29. 09. 2020] On 29th September in Berlin, in cooperation with COFACE Families Europe, AGF invited to an European Expert meeting to discuss a new EU policy framework in preparation: the European Child Guarantee. The aim of the Child Guarantee is to boost support for children in vulnerable situations at national level via different instruments (policy exchange, funding, indicators, benchmarking). The Guarantee will be set in two wider frameworks: the action plan for the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, and the upcoming EU Child Rights Strategy.

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AGF General Manager, Sven Iversen, new Vice-President of COFACE

[28. 09. 2020] The General Manager of AGF, Sven Iversen, was elected as Vice-President of COFACE on 28 September 2020 when the COFACE Statutary Meetings took place in Berlin.

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Expert Meeting on Eighth Government Report on Older People

[28. 09. 2020] On September 9, 2020, the AGF expert discussion Presentation of the Eighth Government Report on Older People: "Older People and Digitisation  - Implications for Families and Family Associations" took place. Cordula Endter from the office of the 8th Age Report presented selected contents of the report. In addition to the AGF member associations, representatives of various state AGF also took part in the discussion.

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Expert meeting: Family as a target group and setting for health promotion

[28. 09. 2020] Already on 5 February 2020, the "Kooperationsverbund Gesundheitliche Chancengleichheit" (Cooperation Network for Equal Opportunities in Health) and AGF held a joint expert meeting on the topic "Family as a target group and setting for health promotion"

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EuropaNews August 2020

[31. 08. 2020] The August 2020 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 and COFACE Event on a Child Guarantee

[25. 08. 2020] [Update: Event is fully booked]. AGF and COFACE Families Europe jointly invite to an European Expert Meeting on 29 September 2020. Main topic of this meeting will be the discussion of the Child Guarantee.

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AGF publishes article as part of the AWO and GEW campaign #GuterGanztag

[10. 8. 2020] Together with the GEW, the Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO) has launched a campaign for good all-day care for children of primary school age. The AGF shares the demand to expand all-day childcare and to increase its quality in such a way that the future chances of our children are sustainably improved by educational offers and that equal opportunities for all children are ensured.

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EuropaNews July 2020

[31. 7. 2020] The July 2020 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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EuropaNews June 2020

[30. 6. 2020] The "EuropaNews" of AGF informs about activities on the European level concerning family matters and is published at the end of each month. The new issue from June 2020 is out now. Unfortunately the news are published in German only.

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German EU Council Presidency: Focus must be on families

[24. 6. 2020] On occasion of the start of the German Council Presidency, which begins on 1 July 2020, the AGF family organizations call on the federal government to place the family at the center of its activities and to take decisive steps forward with the so-called child guarantee.

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Position Paper: requirements for the quality of full day child care for children in elementary school age

[23. 6. 2020] AGF has published a position paper on the quality of full day child care for children in elementary school age. In this aper AGF describes the requirements from the perspective of the families that are needed. At the same time AGF calls for the introduction of o right on full day child care for children in elementary school age.

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EuropaNews May 2020

[31. 5. 2020] The latest issue of the AGF EuropaNews is online. Be invited to read about family-related news of the European level that have been published in May 2020. The Newsletter is only available in German.

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AGF Expert Meeting on the quality of All-Day child care

[22. 5. 2020] On May 18, 2020, the AGF held an online expert discussion on the quality of all-day child care and education at primary school age. The aim of the expert talk was to discuss quality aspects of all-day child care and education from a family perspective with representatives from science, practice and associations. The results will be included in a position paper of the AGF on this topic, which will be published before the summer break.

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Responsible, stepwise procedure reopening daycare centres and schools

[6. 5. 2020] On 30 April 2020, the Federal and state ministers for family affairs discussed measures to contain the coronavirus and to gradually return to normal daycare and school life. Today, Wednesday 6 May, the Federal Government and the states (Bundesländer) decide on a procedure for this. AGF supports a criteria-based, stepwise reopening of daycare centres and schools, controlled in such a way as to prevent a new wave of infections.

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EuropaNews April 2020

[6. 5. 2020] The current issue of the AGF „EuropaNews" for April 2020 was published today. It contains news on family policy on the European level and in Member States of the European Union. You will also find links to new reports and studies as well as interesting upcoming events for the next few weeks. The News" are only available in German.

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EuropaNews March 2020

[31. 3. 2020] Today, the March 2020 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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EuropaNews February 2020

[28. 2. 2020] Today the current AGF Europa News for the month of February 2020 was published. They report important family and social political news from 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 that have been published as well as interesting upcoming events for the next few months.

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AGF statement on draft law on child protection in a digital world

[27. 2. 2020] In February 2020, the BMFSFJ presented a draft of a second law amending the Youth Protection Act, on which the AGF comments. At the centre of the draft law is the overdue adaptation of the statutory protection of children and young people from harmful media to the realities of an extraordinarily dynamic digital media offering on the Internet and in social media as well as to changes in the media use behaviour of children and young people.

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EuropaNews January 2020

[31. 1. 2020] 2020'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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Cancelled! AGF event: "Child centering and family support in conflict situations, separation processes and divorce proceedings. Supporting accompaniment and court proceedings

[31. 1. 2020] On April 29, 2020, the AGF will hold a symposium entitled "Child centering and family support in conflict situations, separation processes and divorce proceedings. Supporting accompaniment and court proceedings". The conference venue is Berlin. Conference language will be German.

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