Focus Group on “vulnerable families”

The group discussions on ‘vulnerable families’ has taken place on 10 December at the Committee of the Regions of the European Union (Brussels) with the participation of Antonio Polychronakis (Family Justice Center, Rotterdam), Michael Maira (La Ligue des Familles, Belgium), Philippe Seidel (Age Platform Europe), Daniel Wisniewski (WYA), Marina Robben (World President of IFFD) Arne Gericke (Member of the European Parliament, Germany) and Branislav Stanicek (Committee of the Regions). The meeting has been organized by IFFD within the framework of the European collaborative research project FamiliesAndSocieties and was aimed at encouraging discussions between the experts. It was moderated by Prof. Bernhard Riederer from the Austrian Academy of Sciences – Vienna Institute of...

FAS Project

The third newsletter about the Families and Societies Project is now available. This is the most important research project carried out in the framework of the European Union on the situation of the family and whether policies adequately meet their needs.

United Nations

The official journal of sessions has published the Annual report of the Secretary General of the United Nations on the anniversary 20th of the International year of the family, in which the Secretary General has highlighted the work carried out and promoted by The Family Watch and the IFFD (International Federation for Family Development), the main global family enrichment...

IFFD Briefing

The IFFD Briefing was celebrated during the 53rd Session of the Commission for Social Development  in the United Nations on February 11. During this event, the 2015 IFFD Awards were granted to the High Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, for his work in favor of families worldwide not only in his present position, but also during his years of service to United Nations and his country; and also to the Department of Family, Children, Time Use and the Disabled of the City council of Barcelona, because of their City of Barcelona Family Plan 2013-2016, and especially the programme Barcelona is Family, developed during the past months to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family. More information and pictures: Family...

Participation in the EPA

From April 24-26, the General Assembly of EPA (European Parents Association) took place in Prague, focusing on “Supporting Parents to Become the Best Primary Educators.” Marina Robben, president of IFFD, was invited to participate in the plenary session and discuss the best international practices in the formation of parents as first...