FAFCE

Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

FAFCE 20th Anniversary Declaration - Families’ are Europe’s Treasure and building block for the future

logo 3LanguagesRome, 31 May 2017 

60 years after the Treaty of Rome, followed by the longest period of peace in Europe, the challenges for peace and civilization in the world are still critical concerns. 

Considering that family is an indispensable peace factor, and plays a unique role in the protection of fundamental freedoms;

Considering the role of the family for the culture of dialogue, mutual respect and forgiveness;

Considering the crucial and primary role of parents, mother and father, for the education of their children, and the specific character respectively of motherhood and fatherhood;

Considering the role of grandparents for transmission of values and culture;

Considering that family is the best place where solidarity and financial transfer between generations can be spontaneously operative;

Considering the current demographic situation in Europe with an ageing population, falling birth rates in a majority of countries, and declining fertility, that illustrates the lack of confidence in the future and generates frustration and disappointment;

Considering the crucial role carried out by the family and its saving capacity in terms of economic growth, development as well as of production of human capital. 

Recalling that the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State (article 16.3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights);

Recalling that the family as a fundamental unit of society has the right to appropriate social, legal and economic protection to ensure its full development. (recital 16 of the European Social Rights Charter - ESRC);

Recalling that all persons with family responsibilities and who are engaged or wish to engage in employment have a right to do so without being subject to discrimination and as far as possible without conflict between their employment and family responsibilities (recital 27 ESRC). This requires in particular to develop sustainable trade agreements at the global level which are beneficial for families, including in emerging countries;

Recalling that employed women, in case of maternity, have the right to a special protection (Recital 8 ESRC).

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Call to MEPs to Protect Children from Harmful Audiovisual Contents - Prevent Child Exposure to Pornography and Violence

FAFCE 2017 02 08 Photo Call NGOs

The European Parliament is about to adopt its report on the revision of the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive, which regulates TVs, On-Demand services (e.g. Netflix) and video-sharing platforms (e.g. Youtube).

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"Exposure of Children to Pornography in the EU"

Brussels, European Parliament, Room A5E-3
8 February 2017, 15:00 - 17:00

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2017 02 08 poster final pornography1 002PROGRAMME

15.00 - 15.15
Welcome address by
Mrs Anna Záborská MEP, Chair of the Family Friendly Policy Intergroup

15.15 - 16.00
Panel and open debate on
The dangerous effects of pornography for minors

chaired by Mrs Anna Záborská, MEP, Chair of the Family Friendly Policy Intergroup
with
Mrs Heidi Als Ringheim, Porn & Society, Denmark
Dr Emiliano Lambiase, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Italy

16.00 - 16.45
Panel and open debate on 
Protecting minors from pornography

chaired by Mr Luigi Morgano, MEP, Vice-Chair of the Family Friendly Policy Intergroup
with
Mr Francesco Di Lillo, EU Head of Office, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Mrs Maria Hildingsson, Secretary General, European Federation of Catholic Family Associations 

16.45 - 17.00
Conclusions



Languages: English, French and Italian

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FAFCE President address to "Forum delle Famiglie" General Assembly last Saturday in Rome

Brussels, 25 November 2016

2016 11 25 ForumFAFCE's President, Antoine Renard, was in Rome last week, where he intervened at the General Assembly of Forum delle Famiglie, the biggest Italian member of FAFCE, and presented to all members of Forum the work done by FAFCE at European institutions.

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Freedom of Education Index – Presentation of the Worldwide Report 2016 on Freedom of Education

Brussels, 10 November 2016

20161109 151618 resizedYesterday, 9 November, in partnership with OIDEL, FAFCE hosted the presentation of the Freedom of Education Index – Worldwide Report 2016 on Freedom of Education, a report prepared by OIDEL with the collaboration of Novae Terrae Foundation. OIDEL is a Geneva-based NGO working on the field of education with a consultative status at the United Nations.

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