Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

Press Briefing | European Elections: the urgency of a Natality Pact



Press Briefing

Brussels, Square de Meeûs 19, premises of COMECE (ground floor)

2nd of April 2019

14.00 - 15.00 hrs 

Welcome address:

Fr. Olivier Poquillon, OP, General Secretary of COMECE


Antoine Renard, FAFCE President

Vincenzo Bassi, FAFCE Vice-President

RSVP by Monday the 1st of April 

This Press Briefing is intended to explain the current status and the objectives of the ongoing #VoteForFamily Campaign for the European Elections (23-26 May 2019). A Manifesto is being proposed to all the candidates by FAFCE Members in EU Member States. The Manifesto and further information on the campaign are available online at this link

Below you will find the biographies of the speakers


Nicola Speranza, Secretary General

Square de Meeûs, 19

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Short Biographies: 

Antoine Renard
Married and father of three, Antoine Renard has spent his professional career in the mining and railway construction industries. He has held several management positions in SMEs and in international context. He has acquired many associative experiences in the field of youth and family, as well as in NGOs with the European Institutions. He is currently a member of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) of the French Republic. He was President of the National Confederation of Catholic Family Associations (CNAFC) from 2007 to 2014 and since 2009 he is the President of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE).

Vincenzo Bassi

Married and father of three, Vincenzo Bassi is a lawyer, barrister at the Italian Supreme Court, PhD in Constitutional Law and European Constitutional Law, Adjunct professor in tax law at the LUMSA, in Rome. Board Member of the Italian Forum of Family Associations, he has recently been elected as Vice-President of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE). 


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