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COFACE’s mission is to contribute to better policy making at EU level to make a positive change in the lives of the millions of families living in Europe. To this end, our advocacy is organised in three areas of action:

Mainstreaming: Providing a voice for families in the EU political arena to mainstream the family perspective as far as possible. EU politics cannot disregard this fundamental part of the nature of being human.
Linking up: We strive to strengthen EU social and employment policies, ensuring links between local grassroots organisations, national family policies, and EU realities. We also facilitate links across EU countries, driving innovation through transnational exchanges.
Monitoring: We monitor the positive and negative impacts of EU policies and legislation beyond the social/family policy fields (see other policy fields on the website)


ESPN Report On Investing In Children

ESPN report on investing in children

This Synthesis Report examines the extent to which 35 European countries have strengthened or further developed their policies/approaches and programmes for children since 2013 in ways that are consistent with the EU Recommendation on Investing in children: breaking the cycle…

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Update On EU Work-life Balance Actions

Update on EU work-life balance actions

After its publication on 26 April 2017 by the European Commission, the work-life balance package has been entering the debate in the EU Institutions and it will become more and more present in the upcoming months. The Council of the…

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COFACE Families Europe Welcomes New Intern!

COFACE Families Europe welcomes new intern!

We are delighted to welcome Kathrin Holm for a four months internship, funded under the Erasmus programme as part of her university studies. Originally from Germany, she is currently a Master’s student in Development and International Relations at Aalborg University in Denmark. Kathrin discovered…

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