Trentino (Italy): Birth allowance, increases of up to 100 euros per month

Increase support for families during the first three years of their children’s lives and protect the purchasing power of those who benefit only from quota C of the Provincial Single Allowance. With these aims in mind, the provincial government’s decision to increase the amounts of the provincial birth allowance up to a maximum of 100 euros … Read more

The European Network was introduced to municipalities of the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia

In the webinar “Family Friendly Municipalities: Strategic Planning and Aims”. The seminar hosted speeches, among others, by the president of Anci Dorino Favot, by the general manager of the Agency for social cohesion of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Luciano Malfer, the president of Elfac (European large family confederation) Regina Maroncelli and the general secretary of … Read more

Eurofound: Living and working in Europe 2022

The year 2022 opened with cautious optimism. Europe was emerging from two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, with NextGenerationEU setting out a plan for a recovery that builds a strong and sustainable future. The Russian attack on Ukraine early in the year changed the situation dramatically, however, creating new turmoil across the continent. In its … Read more

The city of Lublin (Poland) honored people and institutions involved in supporting families

The city honored people and institutions involved in supporting families , as well as long-term partners of the “Rodzina Trzy Plus” Program, in an event held on 23 March, 2023 . The municipal project dedicated to large families, implemented 10 years ago, covers 92% of them, and Lublin is among the most active Polish cities in the implementation of … Read more

Italy: Family-friendly footpaths. Agreement between the Province, the natural parks and the Trentino Tourist Board

Trentino is one of the promotors of the Italian Network of Family-Friendly Municipalities, together with the Large Families Association of Italy. The area’s voluntary agreement has been approved by the Provincial Government, which kicks off a broad and articulated project in the territory of the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy). The aim of the agreement is … Read more

Report of the High-Level Group on the future of social protection and of the welfare state in the EU

The High-Level Group on the future of social protection and of the welfare state in the EU was initiated at the end of 2021 by the Commission as announced in the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan. The main task of the High-Level Group was in particular to analyse the expected impacts of megatrends such as demographic changes, … Read more

Statement of the European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC) to United Nations on family and work

The 61st Session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development (CSocD61) will take place from 6 to 15 February 2023 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The priority theme of this edition is “Creating full and productive employment and decent work for all as a way of overcoming inequalities to accelerate the … Read more

Exploring EU regional demographic trends

The 8th Cohesion Report presents the main changes in territorial disparities in the EU over the past decade and how EU and national policies have affected those disparities.  Given the ageing baby boom in the EU, its population is very likely to start shrinking in the coming years because natural change will become too negative … Read more

Green Flags and Diplomas to Portuguese Municipalities with Family-Friendly Policies

An initiative of the Portuguese Large Families Association (APFN) that will award for the first time 95 Portuguese Municipalities The Portuguese Observatory for the Family Friendly Municipalities (OAFR) will deliver on January 26th, in Coimbra, green flags for Portuguese municipalities with family-friendly policies, as well as diplomas to those who joined the European Network of Family-Friendly Municipalities. … Read more

The economic costs of childhood socio-economic disadvantage in European OECD countries

Growing up in socio-economic disadvantage has important and long-lasting effects on children’s lives. Children from disadvantaged households often fall behind in many areas of well-being and development, with effects that continue to limit their opportunities and outcomes – including their health and labour market outcomes – long after they reach adulthood. Drawing on Europe-wide survey … Read more

“Baby pit stop” in Todi (Italy): A space dedicated to parents and children is born

A space dedicated to parents and children, where they can find welcome and moments of relaxation. The Movement for Life, with the collaboration of the municipal administration, inaugurates on December 8 the first “Baby Pit Stop” in Todi at the Tourist Information and Reception Point (IAT). “We want to give a concrete signal of support … Read more

Umbria: agreement for the welfare of families

Protocol scheme with the Autonomous Province of Trento and membership of the national network of Family-Friendly Municipalities (ANSA) – PERUGIA, NOVEMBER 16 – The Regional Government of Umbria, on the proposal of the Councilor for Health and Social Policies, Luca Coletto , has approved a draft Memorandum of Understanding with the Autonomous Province of Trento for the promotion and … Read more