COFACE-Families Europe is a network promoting the well-being, health and security of all families.
COFACE-Families Europe, formely known as COFACE (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
With 59 member organisations in 23 countries
of the European Union, COFACE-Families Europe monitors closely the
implementation of family and social policies in the Member States, and
formulates together joint policy objectives at European level.
COFACE-Families Europe advocates policies of non-discrimination and
equal opportunities between persons and between family forms, and
specifically supports policies aimed at increasing equality between
women and men, with a special focus on reconciliation policies between
work, care and family life.
works towards a family friendly environment, enabling all families and
their members to benefit from sufficient financial resources, available
quality services and adequate time arrangements in order to live and
enjoy their family life in dignity and harmony.
originally founded in 1958. Since then, it has been linking together
family organisations from all over Europe to discuss and work on issues
such as family and social policies, work-life balance, migrant families,
family carers, disability issues, safer internet, parenting, consumers’
protection, improving childcare and health services, the impact of the
economic crisis on families and the needs of the most vulnerable