Participants from 14 countries attended the 4th congress of European family friendly municipalities in Brussels

The Congress was held at the European Committee of the Regions in the European capital on 7 February under the title “Digital Future: Family-friendly cities and the challenges of innovation”. Academics, representatives of European institutions, politicians, technicians and administrators from municipalities, invited by ELFAC, the European Large Families Confederation, attended the congress to discuss how … Read more

Family activities during festivities of Pozoblanco (Córdoba, Spain)

During these days, we have experienced the festivities of our patron saint, the Virgen de Luna, in Pozoblanco. It is a festival that will soon be declared of cultural interest. By Lola García, municipal counsellor for families For three days, we received more than 800 children at the tourist office to give them a “hornazo”, … Read more

24 events scheduled for the 12th edition of the Trento Family Festival

Six days dedicated to family policies where the common thread will revolve around three major thematic pillars: birth rate, youth policies and female employment A rich calendar of events this year at the Trento Family Festival with the leitmotif at the center , namely “The spread between the “real family” and the “desired family”. What policies should be implemented starting from the … Read more

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