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
Our latest campaigns:
The European Parliament has power in a number of areas that affect everyday lives of the families living in Europe. We need to shout it out loud, all at once: It is important to vote!
On 28 March 2014 we are organizing an event "2014: Citizen Action for better family policies”, aiming at help European citizens to make a choice for the 2014 European Parliament Elections on 25 May.
This event will focus on how to tackle the current political distrust and disengagement of European citizens, at the same time motivate voters to get engaged in having more information on the EU, specifically the European Parliament, and vote at the EP elections in May.