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  • 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: 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: 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. ...
     
  • 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: 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  ...
     
  • 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: 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: Recipients of parental allowance threatened by the loss of residual claims
    [26.11.2010] All parents, who provide for parental allowance to be disbursed over a period of 24 months, instead of 12 months, forfeit their right to a residual claim. See further information in AGF press release. ...
     
  • 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: 7% for Kids – Reduction of taxes on children’s products
    [17. 5. 2011] Family organizations and companies call for a reduction of VAT on typical products and services for children. Campaign start in front of the Brandenburg Gate with people forming a human Seven. ...
     
  • 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: 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 - 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. ...
     
  • 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: 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: 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 ...