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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)


European Conference “Families Beyond Borders”

European conference “Families Beyond Borders”

COFACE and the Bulgarian Center of Women's Studies and Policies, organized the European conference "Families Beyond Borders” event in Sofia, Bulgaria on 5-6 November 2015. The event, focused on transnational families, aimed at exploring challenges and consequences of what it…

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Roundtable Two-generation ECEC Programmes

Roundtable Two-generation ECEC programmes

According to the latest data of Eurydice and Eurostat by 2030 the number of children under 6 will fall by 7,6%. Demographic projections also suggest that the demand for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services will decrease in the…

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Capacity Building Seminar On The European Semester

Capacity Building Seminar on the European Semester

The capacity building seminar on the European Semester aimed to bring together the various member organisations of COFACE, EU level stakeholders, and the Belgian and Hungarian civil society organisations. Over the course of the day, participants get a general introduction…

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Employers’ Forum For Work Life Balance

Employers’ Forum for Work Life Balance

COFACE, in collaboration with its Finnish member Väestöliitto, The Family Federation of Finland organised the Employers’ Forum for Work Life Balance #EEFWLB on September 8-9 in Helsinki. The #EEFWLB was a great opportunity to foster exchange between employers from the…

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