Follow us

Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
13 Dec, 2021

COFACE Welcomes New Members

It is our pleasure to welcome and introduce COFACE’s newest members who are joining us from across Europe to contribute to positive outcomes for families in a changing society. Read on to know more about the great work and expertise of Genitori Tosti, Leap Ireland, and Magenta.

Genitori Tosti

Founded in 2008, Genitori Tosti is an Italian association of parents of children with disabilities. They strive to protect the rights of children and adults with disabilities and have been fighting for the recognition of family carers since 2013. They work with dedicated Ministries and with the Senate. In 2020 they consulted over 1500 family carers in Italy and published the results – see here in Italian.

They also filed a petition with the European Parliament to request the recognition of the family carers, also in line with what is happening in the other EU countries. More information here:  www.genitoritosti.it

Leap Ireland 

Leap is a family-led, non-profit organisation that was founded in 2009 and works with children and young people with disabilities and their families. The organisation works with families, their supporters, allies and their communities of place. They focus their efforts on increasing expectations of what is possible in the lives of people with disabilities. 

Leap Ireland assists people and families to take action on what matters to them towards the goal of a good life, an ordinary life. Find out more here.

Magenta

Magenta supports parents of children with a disability or serious chronic illness in finding a better care-work-life balance and to improve the family quality of life. They develop training and tools to empower these parents on various thematics such as time management, leisure, social life. Magenta has a special focus on combining informal care with work and exploring the challenges and needs of parents to develop tools to support parents and professionals. Find out more here.

We are looking forward to working alongside those great organizations!

Related Posts

News
A week of digital awareness for families with Unaf France

A week of digital awareness for families with Unaf France

Since 2017, the City of Paris has implemented a digital inclusion strategy with numerous partners, aiming to use digital technology as a lever for social integration. In 2024, COFACE member Unaf participated in the launch of the week-long event "My Child and Screens" dedicated to digital parenting and rought its 20 years of field experience and expertise to the discussions.

Read More

News
COFACE Member AGF celebrates 70 years of commitment to families

COFACE Member AGF celebrates 70 years of commitment to families

COFACE member, the Association of German Family Organisations (AGF), was founded on the 25th of March 1954. 70 years later, on the 25th of march, AGF members looked back on its history and discussed the current challenges in family policy. The constituent meeting of AGF took place in 1954 in Königswinter, Germany, and laid the foundations for coordinated and committed representation of family interests at a national level and international work.

Read More

News
Challenges facing girls and women in rural areas 

Challenges facing girls and women in rural areas 

Several UN entities, civil society organisations, governments, and future generations joined forces at  68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) to emphasise the importance of gender equality and the rights of women and girls everywhere. To share good examples and best practices to address challenges for women of today, the Union of Hungarian Women Association (COFACE member) hosted an official Parallel Event

Read More