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6 December 2021

The end of 2021 is fast approaching and before we all go on well-deserved holidays, we have a couple more things to share with you. First things first, have you seen our brand new website yet? We’ve officially launched it on the occasion of the release of our new S.H.I.F.T. report for the International Day of Persons With Disabilities. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 

Secondly, we’d like to invite you to the last Breakfast Bytes of the year to discuss family mediation. Scroll down to find more information and to register.

For this issue of Families Corner, we’ve gathered news about consumer
credit,  child's well-being, gender equality, and more.

Happy reading,

Bettina
Communication Officer
COFACE Families Europe

Promoting children’s access to health goods and services in Germany with the EU Child Guarantee

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On 30 August 2021, the Association of German Family organisations (COFACE member) and the Cooperation Network for Equal Health Opportunities jointly held an expert discussion in Berlin on the promotion of children’s access to health initiatives, services or measures, against the background of the "European Child Guarantee". [...]
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Consumer Credit Directive : far from future proof

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On the 30th of June, the European Commission published a draft proposal for a revised Consumer Credit Directive, replacing the 2008 Directive. COFACE-Families Europe has followed this topic closely, notably via Finance Watch and the Financial Inclusion Europe coalition, as access to affordable and quality credit is essential for families. [...]
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Family and Work: a mindset shift needed for the fair redistribution of paid and unpaid work

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“ What is your profession at present?“ –  “I care for my four children“ – “Oh, so you don’t work!“ These types of interactions are far too familiar to stay-at-home parents and family carers. There is still a widely-spread view that care work within the family is not “proper work“. [...]
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Family mediation: addressing conflicts between parents and children in adolescence 

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Adolescence in children can be a time of crisis in the family. They get stuck in their life cycle, and professional help can be crucial. Backed by a history of 15 years and more than 700 families served, UNAF's work works follows an epigenetic model, focusing on reconstructing a belonging and a healthy dependence of the adolescent on their significant figures in the family.
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New report shedding light on the S.H.I.F.T. towards meaningful inclusion in Europe

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For this past  International day of persons with disabilities, COFACE’s Disability Platform has selected 45 initiatives reflecting the S.H.I.F.T. principles, reflected by the words: Support, Human rights, Independence, Families, societal Transition. These practices were selected to match the 45 actions of the S.H.I.F.T. guide for the inclusion of persons with disabilities. [...]
  
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Guaranteeing a life start free from poverty for European children requires a whole-society and inter-generational approach

4 minutes reading 

While writing this article, I was packing my share for the “Angel parcel service”, a long-standing tradition of solidarity among the member families of the National Association of Large Families in Hungary (NOE) at Christmas time. Through this tradition, families in need are introduced to NOE local coordinators and families who offer their assistance by filling and sending Christmas parcels. All boxes are sent in the name of “NOE Angel”. [...]
  
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COFACE Families Europe has been involved for 60 years in building a strong social, inclusive and family-friendly Europe. It brings forward the voice of millions of families (all types, without discrimination), gathering 58 organisations from all over Europe. COFACE Families Europe advocates for strong social policies that take into consideration family needs and guarantee equal opportunities for all families. More: www.coface-eu.org

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Director: Elizabeth Gosme: lgosme@coface-eu.org Editor: Bettina Guigui
bguigui@coface-eu.org

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This newsletter has received financial support from the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation "EaSI" (2014-2020).

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