In 2019, COFACE Families Europe mobilised voters locally through its member organisations (representing families of all types, without discrimination). We launched a call to the network to vote and speak out in May 2019 using 10 key values as a compass (highlighted in the picture above and described below).
Non-discrimination: A Europe recognising all family forms.
Accessibility: A Europe that promotes participation of persons with disabilities and their families in all areas of life.
Child well-being: A Europe which invests in the health and education of children.
Solidarity: A Europe which promotes intergenerational solidarity, with full support and recognition of the role of family carers.
Respect of human rights: A Europe which advances the rights of ALL families and their members.
Equal opportunities: A Europe which believes in equality between women and men, as a cornerstone for achieving reconciliation between family and professional life.
Empowerment: A Europe which gives a voice to ALL families to act as citizens, worker and consumers with strong support for national and European civil society organisation.
Internet for all: A Europe which harnesses the transformative potential of technology.
Social inclusion: A Europe which tackles poverty and social exclusion of families and their members, through access to resources and community-based services.
Sustainability: A Europe which wants to make the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals a reality.
Following the election of the new European Parliament, COFACE Families Europe published a list of key short-term demands (also available in Easy-to-Read language) to be achieved by the new European Commission from 2020-2024, which 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. They reflect the needs and challenges of families of today and call for a mix of European actions (policy, law, funding, benchmarking, innovation) to drive real change. These recommendations are addressed at EU-level policy-makers in the European Commission, European Parliament and Council of the EU, from whom we expect joint leadership to ensure tangible results for Europe’s citizens during the 5-year mandate. It is on this basis that we will measure and monitor the results of European Union actions.
What the EU does for you
In this section, we collect links to show what the EU has done for you, your country, region or field of interest.
How the EU works
In this section, we collect links that explain how the different EU institutions function and give some historic background.
Call to Action – 10 principles as a compass
We launched a call to our European network and to friends to vote in May 2019 using 10 key principles as a compass. #AllFamiliesSpeakOut