The EU and its governments must act swiftly for a families-sensitive approach to energy policy and planning. This includes integrated policy solutions that combine energy and social policies - these are vital in addressing the multifaceted nature of energy poverty....
Assessment of the European Child Guarantee National Action Plans from the perspective of children with disabilities and their families More than 18 million children living in the European Union are at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This represents...
Tackling Housing and Energy Issues for Families: Key Takeaways from the AGF Event on International Day of the Family
On 15 May 2023, the international day of the family, the Association of German Familes (AGF) organised an event on the topic of “Family and Housing / Energy” in Berlin. In view of the burdens caused by rising housing and energy costs, the event took stock of the situation and discussed strategies and measures to improve the situation for the families.
Implementing the EU Child Guarantee: Broad alliance calls for ambitious overall strategy to combat child poverty
On February 10th 2022, the German Family Organisations together with numerous other organisations, calls on the German Federal Government to take the development of the National Action Plan on the EU Child Guarantee, an overall strategy to combat child poverty in...
Poverty and Mindset : How can poverty and exclusion over generations affect aspirations, hope and decisions and how to address it
The European Commission published a report examining how long-term poverty and social exclusion may affect how people consider themselves and their future, and how they act in relation to it.
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.