COFACE-Families Europe - April newsletter now published
- COFACE-Families Europe
COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the April 2017 edition of its newsletter.
COFACE Families-Europe and two of its Belgian members, Gezinsbond and La Ligue des Familles, are jointly organising the conference "Families on the move" that will take place in Brussels at the centre of Europe at the Higher Institute for Family Studies on Friday, 12 May 2017. "Families on the Move" was selected as COFACE's theme in 2017 to address pressing challenges for families in Europe and beyond. As a European organisation representing the interests of families and striving to build inclusive European societies, it decided to organise a series of workshops on four "moves": economic, digital, geographic and social.
Also in this edition, COFACE urges us to get prepared for the International Day of Families 2017. This year's observance of the day, on 15 May 2017, focuses on the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and overall well-being of their members. In particular, the day aims to raise awareness of the role of families in promoting early childhood education and lifelong learning opportunities for children and youth. It will highlight the importance of all caregivers in families (parents, grandparents, siblings) and the importance of parental education for the welfare of children. It will focus on good practices for work-family balance to assist parents in their educational and caregiving roles. Good practices from the private sector in support of working parents, as well as youth and older persons in the workplace will also be highlighted.
Read the full April edition of the COFACE newsletter here for a whole host of other updates on issues affecting families in Europe.
* COFACE-Families Europe has been involved for 58 years in building a strong social, family-friendly Europe. It brings forward the voice of millions of families, gathering 60 organisations from all over Europe. COFACE-Families Europe advocates for strong social policies that take into consideration family needs and guarantee equal opportunities for all families. Find out more at www.coface-eu.org.
- BIK Team
15 May marks the annual United Nations International Day of Families. Each year, the day offers an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them.
- COFACE Families Europe
COFACE Families Europe and two of its Belgian members Gezinsbond and La Ligue des Familles are jointly organising the conference "Families on the move" that will take place today in Brussels from 9 am to 4.30 pm (CET) at the centre of Europe at the Higher Institute for Family Studies-Odisee.
- COFACE-Families Europe
COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the February 2017 edition of its newsletter.