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08 September 2021

Dear all,

As most of you are going back to school and to work we would like to kick off this new month together and invite you on the 14th of September for another great Family Lab webinar to discuss 'Family Group conferencing – a right and opportunity for every person and every family'. Register here.
 
If you've missed the last Family Lab webinars, you can re-watch the presentations here.

And read more below about the news that we have compiled for you on social protection, digital inclusion, and the need to ensure that classrooms across Europe are accessible and inclusive for all families.
 
Happy reading,

Bettina
Communication Officer
COFACE Families Europe

A call for high-level experts on the future of social protection

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The European Commission is setting up a High-Level expert group on the future of social protection and of the welfare state in the EU. It will study the future of the welfare state, its financing and interconnections with the changing world of work and will present a report and recommendations by the end of 2022. [...]  
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Have your say on EU rules to ensure digitalization benefits children and youth

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Using its own digital principles and emerging data from the DigiGen research project, COFACE responds to the public consultation of the European Commission on a set of European Digital Principles. Read more and have your say too!
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School expenses, no big deal? Families express themselves

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Every year, la Ligue des Familles calls for the effective implementation of free schooling. But why? Is it really that expensive? Is it really that bad? Is it not simply the price to pay for a quality school? To answer these questions, this year, the organisation has chosen to give the floor to seven very diverse families but united by their difficulty to face school fees. [...]
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New training tools to prevent child abuse and promote safer communities

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After almost three years of dedicated work the partners of Co-Happiness: Happy and Safe in the Community project, including KMOP Greece, are proud to present the innovative materials developed to promote the prevention of child abuse and maltreatment. [...]
  
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OPINION: Back-to-School season is not for every child – let’s push for inclusive classrooms

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This year again in France, thousands of children with disabilities won’t be able to attend school and experience the things that are important for them as for many others. Some of them won’t attend school at all. Others will only be offered part-time and/or inappropriate conditions of education while facing the consequences of the lack of support programmes and adapted methods of teaching. [...]

  
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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
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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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