COFACE members are identified family experts advocating for and engaging in local projects supporting all family rights and support measures.  While our members are not firmly rooted in migration policy, their support services in social, family and education policy covers migration in different ways and contributes to building inclusive societies in Europe. We consulted our network to find out more about their advocacy work and projects targeting children and families in migration. We received feedback from members across European regions regarding current state of plays, emerging challenges, and current activities. Here below are some examples from Belgium, Spain, Finland, Bulgaria and Greece, which highlight how family organisations contribute to building a Welcoming Europe.

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FAMS – International Congress On One-parent Families

FAMS – International congress on one-parent families

On 30th November, Federación de Asociaciones de Madres Solteras (FAMS) held an international congress in Madrid, Spain, on one-parent families. UNAF Spain was also present to bring a European perspective to the discussions. According to a Population Europe brief on…

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LGBTIQ* Parents Concerned For Their Rights In Poland

LGBTIQ* parents concerned for their rights in Poland

Within the past few months Poland’s LGBT+ community has experienced many acts of hostility, aggression and discrimination on an unprecedented scale. The ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) is using the so-called “LGBT+ ideology” in the ongoing election campaign (national…

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