On the morrow of the UN International day for the Rights of Children, the European Parliament adopted an important text for children and their families. The Own Initiative report on Reducing inequalities and promoting social inclusion in times of crisis for children and their families received 386 votes in favours for 87 against and 141 abstention.
“Easy-to-read” is information that is written in a simple and clear way so that all people can understand it. In the ever-evolving landscape of information sharing, the matter of accessibility takes center stage at COFACE, particularly when it comes to our resources and the information we disseminate.
The working group aims to create an informal and collaborative space, serving as an education hub, where members from different countries can learn from one another, exchange ideas, build partnerships and explore ways to improve and promote their education practices.
As we reflect on the past year, we cannot ignore the unprecedented circumstances that shaped our journey. Throughout this transformative year, our unwavering ambition has been to shape a robust social Europe that truly caters to the needs of families.
This publication adopted ten years ago in 2012 consists of the COFACE position on the family dimension of the UNCRPD, followed by the integral text of the Convention.
It is a fact that is too often overlooked: having dependent children weighs on the standard of living and the more prices rise, the more the family budget is impacted. Another obvious fact is that the more children one has to support, the more one suffers the effects of inflation. In this context, UNAF demands an immediate increase in family benefits.
COFACE Families Europe is deeply concerned about the escalating situation in Ukraine and the consequences for the people of Ukraine.
It is clear that our present and our future are digital. During the pandemic, digital technologies kept families connected and societies functioning.
Even before the pandemic, child poverty levels were already high in cities – often much higher than national averages, which is why many cities have already been finding innovative ways to combat it.
Persons with Disabilities face barriers and discrimination in their participation in society every day.
OPINION: The harsh reality of single-parent families during the lockdown in Spain – from crisis to opportunity?
In March 2020 Spain, like Italy and other European countries, introduced a hard lockdown in parts or the whole country.
Most recently, Commission President von der Leyen used her State of the European Union to underline her support for the LGBTIQ community and the recognition of rainbow families.
All-day care at that age can positively impact parents and children. However, it is not only the existence of (all-day) childcare and schooling that is crucial, but also its content and quality.
Forgotten, family carers lived through a major lack of recognition during this pandemic crisis.
Communication with deaf people who are ill or in poor health is also one of our priorities during this health emergency.
Being stuck at home, everyone has now time to ponder and reflect whether this rat race even makes sense in the first place.
Families around Europe live the same difficulties. They should unite in a same demand: parental leave for working parents during the confinement.
Never before, have I experienced a situation where human behaviour is so greatly affected that it results in feelings of anxiety isolation and uncertainty everywhere.