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  • News: Part 4 of series of publications on German subsistance level for children
    [5. 7. 2018] With this series AGF makes a stocktaking of the current system to secure a subsistance level for children in Germany. Today the forth and final part of the series on the subsistance level for children in the German covers the m ...
     
  • News: AGF Paper on a minimum subsistence level for children - part 3 published
    [1. 3. 2018] With its series, AGF surveys the current system of a minimum subsistence level for children in Germany. Today, the third part on the minimum maintenance payment has been published online. Previous papers already dealt with the  ...
     
  • News: 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 fi ...
     
  • News: 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  ...
     
  • News: 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  ...
     
  • News: 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 publish ...
     
  • News: AGF Discussion on German subsistence level for children
    [22. 11. 2016] On 17th November, AGF invited to a discussion with Prof. Dr. Anne Lenze and Prof. Dr. Joachim Wieland about reforms for a just subsistence level for children.  Under the title "Small adaptions or a radically new system - ...
     
  • News: Press Release on advance maintenance payment and child benefit supplement
    [13. 10. 2016] On the occasion of the government's decision to raise child tax allowance, child benefit and child benefit supplement, the AGF calls not to forget the announced reform of advance maintenance payment for children. A draft law  ...
     
  • News: AGF - Event on the subsistence minimum of a child
    [06. 10. 2016] AGf invites to a discussion with Prof. Dr. Anne Lenze und Prof. Dr. Joachim Wieland on reforms of meeting the subsistence minimum of a child. The two lawyers will be discussing the topic between each other and together with t ...
     
  • News: 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 pol ...
     
  • News: European Expert Meeting on the subsistence minimum of a child
    [28. 6. 2016] On Monday, 27 June experts from different European states discussed possibilities on meeting the subsistence minimum of a child. The meeting took place in Berlin. Besides a detailed introduction in the controversial topic, exa ...
     
  • News: Meeting the additional needs of children of separated parents
    [18. 3. 2016] The German Federal Council (Bundesrat) today discussed a draft bill on the simplification of the social code book II (basic social benefits). On this occasion the German family organisations ask for an benefit meeting the part ...
     
  • News: Keine „Schwarze Null“ auf dem Rücken der Familien
    [24. 3. 2015] (Press release unfortunatley only in German) Die in der AGF zusammengeschlossenen Familienorganisationen lehnen den Vorschlag des Finanzministers zum „Familienpaket“ als unzureichend ab. Sie fordern das Bundeskabin ...
     
  • News: A sustainable future for all - in the cities and on the countryside
    [19. 9. 2018] A conference by AGF in cooperation with nine other organsations including VENRO, which is the leading and responsible organisation for this conference. The conference is held on 24 September 2018 in Berlin. ...
     
  • News: Report on Poverty and Wealth: Children and young people mostly affected by poverty
    [26. 2. 2013] Refering to the political debate last Thursday on the 4th Report on Poverty and Wealth at Bundestag, the AGF called on the German Federal Government to consider the question of poverty seriously. Especially the high risk of po ...
     
  • News: AGF Comment on the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion
    [5. 4. 2011] The AGF appreciates the first concrete objective of the European Union to reduce the poverty figures in the EU. It considers the political announcements of the German Federal Government, nevertheless, to be insufficient and dem ...
     
  • Documentation of the conference on child poverty on 30. Nov 2010
    Documentation of the conference by AGF and European Commission Representation in Germany on child poverty on 30. Nov 2010 in Berlin Currently, nearly one in five children in the EU live at risk of poverty. The fight against child poverty is ...
     
  • News: Open Letter for a family friendly VAT
    [5. 12. 2012] Within the alliance "7% für Kinder", AGF has sent an Open Letter to the Federal Government asking for the introduction of the reduced VAT rate for products and services for children. The Open Letter was accompanied by a p ...
     
  • News: Germany’s targets for combating poverty remain insufficient
    [13. 4. 2012] The Association of German Family Organisations (AGF) e.V. criticizes the German National Reform Programme for setting insufficient targets for the reduction of poverty in Germany. The AGF demands adequate and serious measures  ...
     
  • News: AGF takes position to Advanced Child Maintenance
    [17. 2. 2012] The recent draft law on simplifing bureaucracy of advanced child maintenance is critisised by the AGF. The planned changes will hardly lead to improvements for the children of single parents. Basic problems remain unsolved. ...
     
  • Documentation of the expert meeting on 08 September 2011
    Results of the expert meeting on 08 September 2011 Venue: European Commission Representation in Germany The German Association of Family Organisations (AGF) and the European Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union (COFAC ...
     
  • News: Documentation of backround talk on reduced VAT
    [12. 12. 2011] The AGF and the COFACE jointly organized a european backround discussion on the reduced VAT rate for child related prducts and services as a chance for a family-friendly policy. The results of the expert meeting of September  ...
     
  • News: Germany’s targets on the fight against poverty are set too low
    [27. 4. 2011] The Association of German Family Organisations (AGF) e.V. criticizes the German National Reform Programme for setting insufficient targets and demands adequate and serious measures against poverty and social exclusion from  ...
     
  • News: News - Family organizations welcome the judgment of the German Federal Constitutional Court on Hartz IV
    [09.02.2010] Family organizations welcome the judgment of the German Federal Constitutional Court on Hartz IV (unemployment benefit) articles on the standard (support) rates for children, and suggest dialog for its reworking. ...
     
  • Reduction of the VAT for typical children’s products and services
    Logo of campaign The alliance “7 % für Kinder“ (english: “7 % for kids“) calls for a reduced VAT of 7 per cent on products and services for children. The initiative raises public awareness and pushes the politi ...
     
  • News: Parents should use of education package
    [8. 9. 2011] Press release of AGF that encourages parents to use of the German educational package, even though it is far from being perfect. At the same time speedy processing of applications is required in the municipalities. ...
     
  • News: Family Organisations: crisis must be occasion for long-term concepts
    [04.06.2010] The current savings suggestions and cut backs, meet with a lack of comprehension from those family organisations united in the AGF. They are pleading, instead, for a future oriented policy which puts the interests of the next g ...
     
  • Position Paper on the fight against and the Prevention of Child Poverty
    This Position Paper is a result of the European experts’ meeting "Children need a future – for a Europe without poverty" (Berlin, 14.11.2008) and the international symposium "Child poverty – a European challenge" (Berlin, ...
     
  • News: Update: AGF-Event on Child Poverty in Germany and Europe
    [22.12.2010] The documentation "Child Poverty in Germany and Europe" has now been finished and is available online, but can also be downloaded. ...
     
  • News: News - Background discussion of AGF and European Commission
    [02. 09. 2010] The AGF and the European Commission jointly organised a background discussion on child poverty. Representatives of NGO, of the European Commission as well as members of the European and the German Parliament were discussing i ...
     
  • News: Documentation of AGF conference on Child Poverty out now
    [07.04.2010] The documentation from the AGF international conference on „ Child Poverty – a European Challenge “ which took place on the 31st of August and 01st of September, 2009 now appears in both German and English. ...
     
  • Photography Exhibition Children’s worlds
    Cover Flyer Exhibition Child poverty has many faces. Germany is not an exception to this fact. More than 19 % of children and young people, 2,4 million, are threatened by poverty in Germany and this is on the increase. For these children t ...
     
  • News: UPDATE – YouTube Videos available: #FamiliesVOTE2014 published
    [31. 3. 2014] In a joint event by COFACE, Eurofound and AGF, the publication "#FamiliesVOTE2014 - Helping you make your choice for the 2014 European Parliament Elections" was launched in Berlin. Additionally a Policy Brief by Eurofound was  ...
     
  • News: AGF meets Federal President Horst Köhler
    [12.04. 2010] Today, the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der deutschen Familienorganisationen e.V. and Federal President Horst Köhler have gathered for intensive discussions. ...
     
  • News: Summary of FAMILYPLATFORM reports
    [15. 6. 2011] The FAMILY PLATFORM aimed to develop a research agenda for family issues on the EU level. Correspondingly, reports were created, which include inter alia the upcoming trends in family policies and the current state of research ...
     
  • News: AGF visits Federal President Wulff
    [17. 2. 2011] Today the family organisations that together form the AGF met with the Federal President, Christian Wulff, to discuss the situation and the needs of families in Germany. ...