The Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union (COFACE) is a pluralistic organisation, at the heart of civil society, which aims at promoting family policy, solidarity between generations and the interests of children within the European Union. With 58 member organisations across 22 Member States of the European Union, COFACE gives a voice to many millions of families at EU level.
COFACE is convinced that the European Parliament does have power in a large number of important areas that impact our everyday lives, and those of families living in Europe.
COFACE have also published their main Manifesto for the European Elections:
#FamiliesVOTE2014 publication “Helping you make your choice for the 2014 European Parliament Elections”.
This publication brings concrete information of the big political groups to the attention of voters to boost citizens’ knowledge and understanding on what the EU can and will do for families’ well-being. It compares the various family policies of the Political Groups in the Parliament concerning the following social policy areas:
2. Work-Life Balance
3. Family Carers, Disability or long-term illness in the Family
6. Migrant and Transnational Families
7. Financial Inclusion and the impact on families
COFACE’s analysis covers the main political groups: the European People’s Parts (EPP), the Socialists & Democrats (S&D), the Greens and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group. Not all of our questions received an answer from each group.