Family Enrichment

The primary mission of Family Enrichment is to provide parents with the tools they need to reach their full potential as educators of their children, and to develop their very own personal and family plan.

Family Perspective

IFFD works hard to make sure that the family perspective is taken into consideration by international organisms when making decisions and recommendations.

Recomendaciones para política familiar en Europa

Policy recommendations for Europe

A booklet with policy recommendations and other interesting resources has been published by the FamiliesAndSocietes project and is being distributed to the different entities in the European Union, United Nations and other international bodies.

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National convention in Portugal

CENOFA, the association which coordinates IFFD’s courses in Portugal, held a national meeting in Fatima on April 1, which brought together moderators and promotors of IFFD courses from from Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Braga, Tomar, Guimarães and Viseu.

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Event on Intergenerational Relations at the UN

The Hungarian Mission to the United Nations, in collaboration with the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), hosted the full-house side event entitled ‘Intergenerational relations in an ageing world’ on 4 April 2017, on the occasion of the 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development.

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IFFD Paper 63. Getting bigger or getting better?

What is the relation between development, expansion, prosperity and education? A superficial reading of the 2030 Agenda can give the impression that eradicating poverty is what really matters, as if sustainability had to do only with the present generation.

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IFFD Spain Summit 2017

Madrid was once again the setting for the IFFD Spain Summit, the annual meeting of Family Enrichment coordinators and moderators of IFFD courses from all around the country.

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Fist Steps in Belarus

On March 11, the second session of the IFFD program First Steps was held in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. This course for parents with children from 0 to 3 years started on January 28 with a group of seven enthusiastic families.

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Expanding in Lebanon

A new program has been launched in a new Lebanese town. IFFD course coordinators in Lebanon started the program “First Decisions” in Jounieh, a coastal city about 16 km north of Beirut.

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IFFD Paper 62. Apt to be overlooked

Unpaid work is apt to be overlooked in economic valuations but holds great worth for individuals and society and can be a source of joy and fulfillment for many.


The International Federation for Family Development (IFFD) is a non-governmental, independent, and non-profit federation, whose primary mission is to support families through training.

IFFD programs are based on a participative methodology, the objective of which is to help parents to improve their relationships with their spouses and develop their child-rearing skills, in order to confront the daily challenges faced by families with confidence, flexibility and good humour.