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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)


German Family Organisations Meet Angela Merkel

German family organisations meet Angela Merkel

On 26 February 2019 the presidents and chairmen of the five member associations of the Association of German Family Organisations (AGF) met for a constructive discussion with Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. The dialogue focused on questions relating to support…

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EU Work-life Balance Directive: Nearly There.

EU Work-life balance directive: Nearly there.

The month of February has seen progress on the Work-Life Balance (WLB) Directive. This Directive is the first proposal that follows the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights in November 2017, which aims to develop a robust social…

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Save The 2019 Dates: COFACE Events To Come

Save the 2019 dates: COFACE events to come

We at COFACE Families Europe have a busy year ahead. We hope to see many of your at our public event in Helsinki on 3-4th October. Save the dates 22nd February, Brussels, Belgium: Communications seminar (internal) 13-14th March, Dublin, Ireland:…

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