COFACE Families Europe – Summer 2017 newsletter now published

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  • 13/09/2017
  • COFACE Families Europe

COFACE Families Europe has recently published the Summer 2017 edition of its newsletter.

In this edition, COFACE reports on an expert meeting on digitalisation and children's use of the internet. Organised by COFACE member AGF in Germany on 3 July 2017, the meeting looked at what has already been done to make the internet a safer place for children at EU level especially, but also in some Member States (Estonia, Denmark and Germany). The meeting also tried to establish which additional measures are needed and which key players should be involved in the process.

Also in its roundup of member news, COFACE reports on the recent launch of the ComBuS mobile application: a new, innovative tool against bullying, developed by KMOP in Greece. Despite efforts at national and European level, bullying appears to be an escalating challenge. The ComBuS (Combat Bullying: A Whole School Program) project has been designed to empower students, teachers, school staff, school leaders and parents to effectively combat bullying and create healthy and safe school communities. The central aim of ComBuS is to increase capacity and raise awareness in combating bullying by providing face-to-face, online and mobile methodologies, tools and activities.

Read the full Summer 2017 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 59 years in building a strong social, family-friendly Europe. It brings forward the voice of millions of families, gathering 58 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

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