Regular international congresses have been held since 1976, resulting in remarkable growth in family-related activities in a great number of cities and countries across five continents.
During these congresses, participants attain and develop skills to promote Family Development programs.

Moderators and those who wish to be team leaders or course coordinators receive training from those with more experience. Attendees come from more than fifty countries throughout the world, and offer enriching and multicultural approaches to family life.

Eighteen congresses have been held since IFFD’s inception. The topics, dates and cities are listed below:

18th. Valencia, 2010. Family, School of Human Rights.
17th. Rome, 2007. Rights and Responsibilities of the Family.
16th. New York–United Nations, 2004. Family Life, Development and Culture.
15th. Rome, 2000. The Family: A Revolution for the Third Millennium.
14th. Orlando, 1998. Extending the Family.
13th. Rome, 1995. The Young Family.
12th. London, 1993. Family and Leisure.
11th. Rome, 1991. Family and School.
10th. Lausanne, 1989. Family and the World of Tomorrow.
9th. Rome, 1987. Family and Happiness.
8th. Barcelona, 1985. Family and Work.
7th. Rome, 1983. Family and Society.
6th. Mexico City, 1981. The Role of the Father in Family Life.
5th. Rome, 1980. The Family and the Condition of Women.
4th. Zurich, 1979. The Family and Mass Media.
3rd. Rome, 1978. Rights of the Child and the Family.
2nd. Brussels, 1977. The Rights of Parent in Education.
1st. Rome, 1976. Education in the Family.