The history of COFACE is intertwined with the history of the European Union, and its growth has followed the same pace, slowly but surely. COFACE was born in 1958 following the creation of the European Economic Community, as “the Family Consumption Committee”, and piece by piece, COFACE members mainstreamed the family perspective beyond consumer policy in social, education, and disability policy.
In this section you will find real pieces of history such as telegrams, press releases, cassettes, vintage documents… COFACE’s pieces of history prove that most of the policy recommendations and advocacy strategies used in the past are being used today. It looks like history is repeating itself… One concrete example, our Work-Life Balance campaign. More details below.