COFACE as the Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union, brings together a large number of civil society organisations with the aim of giving a voice to all families and representing the issues most important to them at the European level.
We monitor closely the implementation of family and social policies in the Member States, and formulate together joint policy objectives at European level.
We advocate policies of non-discrimination and equal opportunities between persons and between family forms, and specifically support policies aimed at increasing equality between women and men, with a special focus on reconciliation policies between work, care and family life.
The issues we are working on range from family and social policies, migration, the family dimension of disability, to safer internet, protection of families as vulnerable consumers, improving childcare and health services, to the impact of the economic crisis on families, and addressing the needs of the most vulnerable families.
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