Who we are
The European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC) was formally constituted in 2004, gathering Large Families Associations across Europe. The Confederation represents more than 60 million European citizens belonging to nearly 9 million large families. We have consultative status at the United Nations (ECOSOC) from July 2021.
The idea of ELFAC was launched in the 1st. European Large Families Conference that took place in Madrid (Spain) on November 2002. The main articles of its Statute were agreed upon during a meeting held in Brussels (Belgium) on October 2003. The foundation meeting of ELFAC was held on occasion of the 2nd. European Large Families Conference in Lisbon (Portugal) in March, 2004.
The objectives of the Confederation shall be to represent the social and economic interests of families with children, in general, and large families, in particular, as the most appropriate environment for bringing up children, integrating them into society, and providing mutual support and solidarity among generations; as well as the promotion, development and unity of the movement of large family organisations.
Maria Regina Maroncelli Florio
Secretary General and Treasurer
STAFF Project Manager
STAFF Project assistant