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EuropaNews December 2021

[21. 12. 2021] Today the last AGF EuropaNews issue of 2021 was published. We cover the preparations for the implementation of the European Child Guarantee and other family and social policy news from EU institutions and European countries. As usual, we also recommend current publications and events on the topic. We wish our readers happy holidays and hope you'll stay with us in 2022!

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Implementation of the Child Guarantee in Germany: Recommendations of the AGF for the area of "Nutrition

[16. 12. 2021] The AGF accompanies the implementation of the European Guarantee for Children / Child Guarantee in Germany with a series of expert discussions. Now the AGF has presented recommendations on the topic area "nutrition" of the Child Guarantee. The recommendations are intended to contribute to the discussion on the planned national action plan for the implementation of the Child Guarantee.

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Machbar-Report and conference

[2. 12. 2021] Today the conference for the presentation and discussion of the new "Machbar" report ("Feasable" report) of the Network 2030 took place. The main topic of the report is the nexus of nutrition, health, poverty and climate. The AGF is a member of Network 2030 and supported the report and the conference.

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EuropaNews November 2021

[30. 11. 2021] The November issue of EuropaNews was published today. We cover the Slowenian Council Presidency's call to implement the EU child guarantee and to fight ageism. You will also find information on Eurochild's taskforce for supporting a full implementation of the child guarantee. As usual, we also inform about current publications and events on family and social policy.

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EuropaNews October 2021

[30. 10. 2021] In the current issue of EuropaNews we cover the failure to reach an agreement on the EU strategy on the rights of the child. As usual we also cover developments in family and social policy on the European level and from the member states. We also refer to current publications and events on those topics.

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AGF supports call for a Federal Day Care Quality Act.

[25. 10. 2021] The AGF, together with various other organizations in an alliance initiated by AWO, Arbeiterwohlfahrt Bundesverband (AWO), Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) and Verband Katholischer Tageseinrichtungen für Kinder (KTK)-Bundesverband (Association of Catholic Day Care Centers for Children), supports the call for a Federal Day Care Quality Act.

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Report on the expert discussion "The EU Child Guarantee and the promotion of children’s access to health goods and services in Germany"

[19. 10. 2021] On 30 August 2021, the AGF and the Collaborative Network for Equity in Health (Kooperationsverbund Gesundheitliche Chancengleichheit) jointly held an expert discussion in Berlin on the promotion of children’s access to health initiatives, services or measures, against the background of the "European Child Guarantee". Twenty-five experts from family associations, children’s rights organisations, science and the field of public health took part.

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AGF seeks project assistance

[11. 10. 2021] For the Bundesforum Familie we are currently looking for a free lancer to support the project coordination.

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EuropaNews September 2021

[30. 09. 2021] EuropaNews' september issue was published today. We cover the EU parliament's resolution for the rights of LGBTQI families and COFACE's call for a European strategy for caring relatives. In addition to family policy news from the EU and European state, we highlight current publications and events.

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European expert discussion on the ambivalences in supporting people in need of care by foreign "live in" care workers

[24. 9. 2021] On 23 September, the AGF held a European expert discussion on the ambivalences that arise from so called "live-in" arrangements to support people in need of care in their home. The perspectives of those in need of care, their relatives as well as the situation of the care workers and their families in the sending countries were intensively considered.

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Law on full day child care is coming - Work on the quality of all-day programs for elementary school children must begin

[10. 09. 2021] The family organisations united in the AGF welcome the fact that, with today's decision by the Bundesrat, the entitlement to all-day care for children of primary school age has been passed before the end of this legislative period. Now the work on the quality of the offer, which has received too little attention in the law, must begin.

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EuropaNews August 2021

[31. 8. 2021] The August issue of EuropaNews was published today. As usual we cover news on family and social policy on the European level. In the current issue we report on the EU commission’s recommendations for a more inclusive education in schools. As usual, you will also find news form the European states and information on current studies and events on family policy.

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EuropaNews July 2021

[30. 7. 2021] Today the new issue of AGF EuropaNews was published. We cover the commission's infringement proceedings against Hungary and Poland, the EESC's statement on the EU child guarantee and more news on European family policy. As usual you will also find news from the European states and recommendations for the latest publications on family and social policy. Unfortunately, EuropaNews is only available in German.

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Event on the 9th German Family Report

[14. 7. 2021] On July 1, 2021, the conferene "Results of the 9th Family Report - Challenges for Politics" took place in Berlin. The hybrid conference, jointly organized by the AGF and the DJI (German Youth Institute), was attended by about 60 experts from science, practice and politics in person in Berlin and another 120 experts joined online. After several online events, this was the first conference in which the discussion on the findings and policy recommendations of the 9th Family Report could be conducted in person with an expert audience.

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Expert Meeting on the situation with regard to nutrition and healthy eating among children in Germany

[30. 6. 2021] The Association of German Family Organisations (AGF), together with the “Platform for Nutrition and Physical Activity (peb), hosted a digital expert discussion on the European "Child Guarantee". What is the state of child nutrition in Germany? What is the content of the part of the European Child Guarantee that relates to nutrition and what must Germany do to implement the Guarantee nationally? What experience and recommendations should German policy-makers take into account in the national action plan envisaged under the Child Guarantee? These questions were addressed by selected experts at an online event on 31 May 2021.

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EuropaNews June 2021

[30. 6. 2021] The July issue of AGF EuropaNews was published today. This month, we cover the European guarantee for children and the Council conclusions on the strategy for the rights of persons with disabilities. As usual you will also find updates on family and social policy in European countries and recommendations for studies and events in the field. Unfortunately, EuropaNews are only available in German.

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AGF welcomes the European Child Guarantee and call on swift implementation

[14. 6. 2021] The family organizations united in the AGF welcome today's decision of the EU Member States to introduce a European Guarantee for Children. With this decision, which was preceded by a proposal of the European Commission, the Member States commit themselves to an intensive fight against child poverty and its consequences for the participation of children.

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EuropaNews May 2021

[28. 5. 2021] The May 2021 issue of EuropaNews was published today. This month we cover the EU parliament’s resolution on the child guarantee and the consultation on the EU-wide recognition of parenthood. As usual, you will also find news form the European states and information on current studies and events on family policy.

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EuropaNews April 2021

[30. 4. 2021] The current issue of AGF Europa News was published today. As usual, we inform about family-policy related news from the EU and European Countries. This month, among others, we cover the conference on the future of Europe and positions on the EU strategy on the rights of the child and the EU Disability Rights Strategy. Like in every issue, we include recommendations for interesting studies like one on child poverty in european cities. Unfortunately, AGF Europa News is only available in german.

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AGF Statement on draft law on full day child care

[21. 4. 2021] The family organizations united in the AGF welcome the draft law which proposes important steps that are to be taken in this legislative period to introduce a right to all-day care for children of primary school age. However, they criticize the lack of consideration of quality aspects in the draft law.

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EuropaNews March 2021

[31. 3. 2021] The march issue of EuropaNews was published today. It provides information about social and family policy related news from Europe and the European Union for the month of March 2021. It also comprises references to studies, reports and upcoming events. Unfortunately, AGF EuropaNews is only available in German.

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European Commission publishes proosal for  European Child Guarantee

[25. 3. 2021] As part of the EU Strategy for Children's Rights the EU Commission has adopted a proposal to the Eu Council to introduce a European Child Guarantee. The Child Guarantee is intended to assure children in Europe access rights to resources that are necessary for their well-being, their good development and that allow them to fully realize their potential regardless of their social background.

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Documentation on AGF Webinar Series "Supporting families in conflict situations,separation processes and divorce proceedings"

[23. 3. 2021] AGF has published the documentation of its series of events on "Child Centeredness and Family Support in Conflict Situations, Separation Processes and Divorce Proceedings". The documentation is available in German and English.

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EuropaNews February 2021

[28. 2. 2021] Today, the February 2021 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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Sidonie Fernau new Chairwoman of AGF

[12. 2. 2021] As part of the rotational change, the Association of Binational Families and Partnerships, iaf e. V. takes over the chairmanship of the Association of German Family Organizations for 2021 and 2022. The AGF starts the new year with its new chairwoman Sidonie Fernau. New deputy chairwoman is its predecessor, Daniela Jaspers of the Association of Single Mothers and Fathers.

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National and state AGFs jointly call for legal entitlement to high-quality all-day care at primary school age

[10. 2. 2021] In a joint open letter, the Associations of German Family Organisationsat federal and state levels are calling for the introduction of a legal entitlement to all-day care for children of primary school age. They urge the federal and state governments to successfully conclude the negotiations currently taking place on such a legal entitlement in a timely manner an to pass the legal entitlement in this federal legislative period.

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EuropaNews January 2021

[29. 1. 2021] Today the first issue of AGF Europa News in 2021 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 Portugal's new Council Presidency, additional support for the most deprived and other recent developments. Unfortunately, AGF EuropaNews is only available in German.

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