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  • News: 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 Guaran ...
     
  • News: 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 Guaran ...
     
  • News: 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. ...
     
  • News: 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. ...
     
  • News: 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 ...
     
  • News: 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 ...
     
  • News: 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  ...
     
  • News: 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 ...
     
  • News: 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 „Eu ...
     
  • AGF in Europe
    Decisions on Family policy are taken on all political levels, not just the municipal level, federal state level and national level, but also on the European level. Furthermore other states have strong experience, so that an intensive excha ...
     
  • News: 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 " ...
     
  • News: 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 ...
     
  • News: Family organisations: Work-Life-Balance Package has to be supported
    [18. 6. 2018] The family organisations urge the German govenment to support the work-life-balance package on the next meeting of the European Council on 21 JUne. This is clained by the organisations in the run-up to the meeting on which the ...
     
  • News: 7 - 8 Nov, Berlin: The impact of digitalisation on 21st century families
    [19. 9. 2016] UPDATE 29 Sept.: Updated Program! -- COFACE - Families Europe and AGF are jointly organising the conference 'The impact of digitalisation on 21st century families' on 7-8 November in Berlin. Experts and stakeholders will get t ...
     
  • 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: European Expert Meeting Good Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care
    [7. 7. 2015] Experts from sciences, politics and organisations from different European countries discussed at the expert meeting, what good quality in early childhood education and care means and how it can be achieved. Therefore, the exper ...
     
  • News: ICCFR Conference in Berlin finished
    [7. 7. 2015] UPDATE 18. 08. 2015: Keynotes and photos online! The 62nd annual conference of ICCFR which was organised by in cooperation of ICCFR, AGF and WZB Berlin Social Science Center has come to an end. From 22 to 24 June  about 12 ...
     
  • 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: Expert Meeting: Family time policy as a policy field
    [18. 6. 2014] On Tuesday, 18 June ca. 35 european experts met on invitation of AGF to discuss the implementation of a so-called “family time policy” in different european states. They had a close look on the examples of Germany, ...
     
  • 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: 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: EU Consultation on Family Reunification
    [23. 2. 2012] Up until 1st March 2012, the EU Commission is running a public consultation on the right to family reunification of third-country nationals living in the EU. The AGF has published its statement today. ...
     
  • 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: 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. ...
     
  • News: Privacy Protection on the Internet
    [18. 12. 2012] AGF has published a leaflet raising the awareness of, especially, families for the problem of behavioural advertisment on the internet. The leaflet informs about how to protect against tracking and how to block ads with simpl ...
     
  • 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: 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: 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 ...
     
  • News: European Debate on Future of VAT
    [30. 3. 2011] AGF claims reduced VAT rates for products and services for children in its contributions to the current EU-consultation. ...
     
  • News: Safer Internet Day on 11. Feb
    [11. 2. 2014] The Safer Internet Day this year is celebrated today. It was initiated by the European Commission to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones amongst children and young people. The slogan o ...