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AGF recommendations on the Child Guarantee topics "Education and Care" and "Housing"

[31. 5. 2022] The AGF accompanies the process of implementing the "European Guarantee for Children" with expert discussions and recommendation papers. The AGF has submitted recommendations on two further topics for the National Action Plan "New Opportunities for Children in Germany", which is currently being drafted.

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EuropaNews May 2022

[31. 5. 2022] EuropaNews' current issue covers the EU strategy for child protection and the commission's proposal for a law against sexual abuse of children. It also refers to Eurochild's statement on child protection during the war in Ukraine and a call by several children's rights organisations for a moratorium on international adoptions from Ukraine.

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AGF Statement on the Draft Bill of the Compatibility Directive Implementation Act - VRUG

[4. 5. 2022] The AGF has published a statement on the plans of the Federal Government to implement the so-called EU Work-Life balnace Package. On 4 April 2019, this directive was adopted, which contains new rules for better reconciliation of family life and work. The deadline for the national implementation is 2 August 2022.

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EuropaNews April 2022

[29. 4. 2022] The current issue of AGF EuropaNews for April 2022 has been published. As always, you will find news relevant to family and social policy from the European level and from the Member States of the European Union. In this issue, we report on the agreement to revise the EU VAT Directive and the resolutions of the EU Parliament on the protection of children and women fleeing Ukraine. In addition, EuropaNews contains references to current reports and studies and to interesting events in the coming weeks.

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EU facilitates reduction of VAT on children's products - a good opportunity for the German government

[6. 4. 2022] On 05 April 2022, the European Council adopted a revision of the VAT Directive. This will make it easier in future for national governments to apply the reduced VAT rate, especially on children's clothing and footwear. The family organisations demand that the Federal Government implements these possibilities quickly.
 

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EuropaNews March 2022

[30. 3. 2022] EuropaNews' March issue was published today. We cover the EU commissions's plans for a European Care Strategy and the ministerial conference on the implementation of the EU child guarantee. We also inform about the efforts of children's rights organisations to help children and families fleeing from Ukraine. As usual, we recommend interesting aktuelle publications and events on family and social policy.

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AGF expert talks on the EU Child Guarantee and its measures in the areas of "education and child care" and "housing"

[30. 3. 2022] Today, the AGF held two online expert discussions on the "European Child Guarantee". A total of 26 experts from various associations, science and practice took part in the two discussions on the topics of "education / care" and "housing" of the Child Guarantee.

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Documentation of European expert meeting on Live Ins

[9. 3. 2022] Last autumn, the AGF discussed the topic of "live-in care", i.e. the support of people in need of care by foreign care workers in the home, in a European expert meeting. The documentation of the event has now been published in German and English.

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EuropaNews February 2021

[28. 2. 2022] The february issue of EuropaNews was published today. We refer to the EU commission's survey on the EU strategy for the rights of persons with disabilities and cover some news on the topics of care and education. As usual we also inform about developments in family and social policy in European countries and recommend publications and events in this field. Unfortunately, EuropaNews are only available in German.

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EU Child Guarantee: Broad alliance calls for ambitious overall strategy to combat child poverty in Germany

[10. 2. 2022] On February 10 2022, the German Family Organisations together with numerous other organisations, calls on the German Federal Government to take the development of the National Action Plan on the EU Child Guarantee, an overall strategy to combat child poverty in Germany.

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EuropaNews January 2022

[31. 1. 2022] This year's first issue of EuropaNews was published today. We cover inter alia the French EU presidency and its agenda for social policy, the European Court of Justices advocate general's statement on German regulations for child benefits and the European Commission's call for project proposals against child sexual abuse. As usual we also inform about family and social policy developments in European states and recommend interesting publications and events. Unfortunately, EuropaNews are only available in German.

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

[13. 1. 2022] The AGF has presented recommendations on the topic area "health" of the Child Guarantee. This is the second publication by AGF on the Child Guarantee after it's recommendations on "Nutrition" in December 2021. The recommendations are intended to contribute to the discussion on the planned national action plan for the implementation of the Child Guarantee in Germany.

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