The Toll of the Dwindling Birth Rate is Far Greater Than Underpopulation 

By Alexandra Davis, thepublicdiscourse.com The persistent cultural trend away from family life and childbirth is deeply troubling, not just because of its demographic implications, but because it means denying core characteristics of what it means to be human: our need for connection and our desire for meaning. A late 2021 Pew Research Center survey shows that a … Read more

Universal suffrage. If a person with Alzheimer’s votes, why can’t a child? 

By Matteo Rizzoli, prof. Economics at Lumsa University (Rome), original article in Italian on avvenire.it The proxy vote for children exercised by their parents (…) it would make the promotion of policies that favor young people and families and long-term investments in a country where public spending is disproportionately captured more electorally attractive. by the elderly … Read more

European Commission presents the European Care Strategy 

The 7 of September the European Commission presented the European Care Strategy to ensure quality, affordable and accessible care services across the European Union and improve the situation for both care receivers and the people caring for them, professionally or informally. The Strategy is accompanied by two Recommendations for Member States on the revision of the Barcelona targets … Read more

Portugal: Large families analyze “Justice in Water Consumption” 

On October 20, the Portuguese Large Families Association (APFN) starts the roadshow ‘Justice in Water Consumption’. The first edition of the initiative is dedicated to Porto district and takes place at the Universidade Católica do Porto, at 2:30 pm. The event ‘Justice in Water Consumption – Porto District’ will address qualitative changes in tariffs, analyze … Read more

Romanian Large Families Association (ASFANU) published a Study about large families 

Between May 15 and June 15, 2022, Romanian Large Families Association (ASFANU) carried out a research about the romanian large families, looking at some essential aspects: the social structure of the family, the living conditions and the needs of these families. The final results were published in the media at the end of September and … Read more

10 stories of family friendly municipalities: The family from ‘cost’ to ‘resource’ 

A new book has been published on ‘family’ certification paths for the enhancement of the local welfare system in support of the families in Trento and Italy. With the experience and support of ‘Family in Trentino’, the European Network of Family-Friendly Municipalities, promoted by ELFAC, was born in 2018. Ten stories of Municipalities, five in … Read more

Family Mosca Pesenti received in Bergamo the European Large Family of the Year 2021 award 

The European Network of Family-Friendly Municipalities promoted by ELFAC organized a conference in Bergamo (Italy) on Friday 30, September, entitled “Companies and Territories: The Future is Called Family”, where the award was delivered. Denatality, depopulation of rural areas and an ageing population are putting companies and territories to the test. The conference presented significant experiences and … Read more