COFACE launches its Annual Report for 2013! Check it out!
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 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.
Our latest campaigns:
Upcoming events8-9 September, Helsinki
The European Employers' Forum for Work-Life Balance
endorsed by the Finnish Ministry of Social Welfare will bring together employers from the private, public and third sectors to discuss family friendly workplace measures for offering a better work-life balance for their employees - Registration
3 November, Rome
The conference will bring together participants from different EU Member States to discuss the dual challenge of migrant carers in terms of care in the context of reconciling work and family life, as well as migration and the impact on the families of migrant care workers, especially the children left behind. We will soon publish information about the programme and registration.