A better society

for all families

A better society

for all families

A better society

for all families

A better society

for all families

A better society

for all families

Our Core Values

COFACE – FAMILIES EUROPE is a network promoting the well-being, health and security of families and their members in a changing society and serves as a trusted entity for family mainstreaming and for the voice/needs of families in the EU and beyond. COFACE Families Europe is rooted in a set of six core values: Non-discrimination, Equal opportunities, Respect of human rights, Empowerment, Social inclusion, Solidarity.

Our key activities

We advocate for families of all types without discrimination, bringing their voice to the table of European Union decision-making, ensuring that EU policies and legislation work in the general interest. We support transnational exchanges between COFACE members (civil society organisations representing and supporting families) in the form of expert meetings, trainings, campaigns, conferences, webinars and more. We regularly update COFACE members and partners via the Families Corner newsletter, and interact with our social media communities.

A New Deal for Families of Today – COFACE highlights priorities for 2020-2024
This list of key short-term demands to be achieved by the new European Commission from 2020-2024, are to be seen as concrete steps to meet the long-term goals of the European Pillar of Social Rights and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

HIGHLIGHTED NEWS

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Health – Gender Equality Index 2021

Health – Gender Equality Index 2021

Last 28th October, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) presented the results of the sixth edition of the Gender Equality Index (GEI) in an online conference which focuses this year on “Health”, taking in account the consequences of the pandemic Covid-19...

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Explore more of our work

COFACE develops different types of publications, including position papers, studies based on feedback from families, briefs on family and EU policies, meeting reports. Our latest publications include a list of economic principles to help build an economy that cares.

You and the EU

The European Union develops different actions and laws to ensure family and child well-being, and we at COFACE try to shape these actions based on our core values. They include key guidelines and laws for national governments to strengthen their social and family policies (European Pillar of Social Rights, EU work-life balance directive), different long-term action plans to support governments (on early childhood, better internet, child rights, disability rights, gender equality, digital education), funding mechanisms to boost NGOs and families (European Union programme for employment and social innovation, the European Social Fund Plus).

European Family Lab

Family support in COVID-19 times

Family supports are an essential part of making social rights a reality, and civil society has grown over decades to create a wide range of supports to families and children to ensure health and well-being. Now, more than ever, it is important to connect professionals in real time through transnational exchanges in order to tackle the social impacts of COVID-19 on families and children. We believe the European Family Lab can be the place to connect them, serving as an innovation incubator for ideas and cross-country knowledge transfer to help family professionals deliver the best possible supports for Europeans.

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