FAFCE

Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

Press Release | Family friendly policies Intergroup reconstituted in the European Parliament

 

Brussels, 10 April 2015

 

Last week the intergroup on Active ageing, intergenerational solidarity and Family friendly policies was officially registered at the European Parliament. This intergroup is divided into two Sub-Groups, one devoted to Active ageing, coordinated by Mr van Nistelrooij (EPP – Netherlands), and another one, coordinated by Mrs Zaborska, (EPP – Slovakia), to Family friendly policies. The topic intergenerational solidarity,  will be addressed by both sub-groups as it is transversal. FAFCE warmly welcomes the re-establishment of an official structure of the European Parliament devoted to Family friendly policies, for the new legislative term 2014-2019.

Last year the EU Member States and the international community commemorated the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family (1994-2014) and the 8th electoral term is hence an excellent opportunity to implement the conclusions of the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family at the EU level and in the Member States.

To reach this goal the Intergroup can serve as a platform for close cooperation between stakeholders through political meetings, public hearings and active participation in the drafting of European Parliament resolutions. Established in 1999 the Family Intergroup is today the only structure within the EU institutions that is focused on the needs of families. FAFCE has followed the Family Intergroup since its beginning and is convinced that an open dialogue concerning the interests of families can raise awareness in favour of family mainstreaming. 

 

Contact: Maria Hildingsson, Secretary General

+32 4 70 20 39 18

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