The Child Assault Prevention (CAP) program equips children with effective prevention strategies to reduce their vulnerability and exposure to various forms of violence. As a Regional Training Center in Croatia, our COFACE member, the ‘Step by Step’ Parents’ Association, trains future CAP helpers in delivering the program.
Universal Children’s Day on 20th November offers us an inspirational entry point to promote child well-being and build a world fit for children. It is a day of action by children. They are speaking out and imagining a better future. It is important to listen to their ideas and demands. It is also a day for children to ensure their rights and provide a nurturing and safe environment for all from birth on.
Report of the European Observatory on Family Policy: Towards greater family policy integration across Europe
Families with young children have complex necessities in the period before the start of compulsory schooling. Often, these needs cannot be reduced to educational, healthcare or caregiving demands alone.This comparative report aims to investigate possible responses to multisectoral needs of households by providing an overview of the current alignment and coordination between complementary services and policy areas in four European countries (Finland, Germany, Italy, and Poland) and the Belgian region of Flanders.
Our dedicated member, WOMEN FOR WOMEN is in charge of the project “Lunch for Kids” and in that context it had the opportunity to actively participated in the “Farm to Fork conference”. The programme focused on meals for the public, local produce and school lunches.
Every year, thirty thousand minor children in the Czech Republic face the divorce or separation of their parents. COFACE member organisation Women for Women (W4W) runs a service which supports separating parents and offers them a helping hand.
Media release, 15th May 2023 International Day of Families As governments across the EU are called upon to increase the overall uptake of Early Childhood Education and Care, COFACE members are reporting increasing trade-offs between quality and quantity,...
KMOP along with six other organizations from Italy, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus, and the Netherlands, have conducted desk and field research on the subject of bullying as part of the Erasmus+ project “Like father, like son.” The initiative aims to equip parents and guardians of children aged between 10 and 15 with knowledge and tools to help them explain the various aspects of diversity to children and young people.
The Network of European LGBTIQ* Families Associations (NELFA), COFACE member, is very worried about the recent developments in Bulgaria and Italy. The Supreme Administrative Court in Sofia decided to leave “Baby Sara” at risk – against the CJEU judgement in December 2021. And the government in Rome forces liberal cities to stop their co-mother recognition.
European lawmakers voted in favour of a non-binding report calling for increased spending on education and culture in order to combat the decline in the mental health of children and young people.
September is usually the month where we reorganize our duties, both professional and day-to-day, but it is also a month when children go to a new school grade with hopes and dreams for building a better future.
The Council has adopted conclusions on the EU strategy on the rights of the child, with a particular focus on the protection of children’s rights in crisis or emergency situations. Against the background of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, the Council notes the need to protect children facing armed conflicts and their consequences.
In January, the European Commission proposed a set of draft Digital Rights and Principles for the Digital Decade. June Lowery-Kingston of DG CONNECT describes the principles as a “sort of moral compass” to lay out our values and intentions for current and future innovation and regulation.
The Skills4Parents Learning Guide for Parents provides plenty of material for self-learning of parents in five areas: Communication, Empowerment, Mediation, Problem solving and Digital.
It is clear that our present and our future are digital. During the pandemic, digital technologies kept families connected and societies functioning.
COFACE Families Europe is campaigning to help tackle childhood obesity and has developed an interactive tool called #Nutrimedia.