What we do
Improve and defend the interests of families
In the European Confederation of Large Families we exercise the institutional representation of these families, defending and improving their interests, both in the public and in the private sphere.
Influence on public policies
In the public sphere, we monitor legislative initiatives, trying to influence and participate in them, and ensure compliance and application of existing benefits and rights.
Activities and events for families
We participate in the organization of activities and events for large families.
Inform and advise families
We inform and advise families about their rights and the benefits that correspond to them, either directly or through our Associations throughout Europe.
The right to have the children you want in your chosen family project.
Non-discrimination because of the number of children.
Equal opportunities for members of large families with respect to other citizens.
The recognition of the contribution of families with more children to the progress of society and the right to receive a solidarity compensation of the costs of having and raising children.
The progressive harmonization of the percentage of GDP destined to families with children in the countries of the European Union.
Priority of prevention policies strengthening the functions of the family; promoting family cohesion and stability; providing information, education, training and guidance to parents and mothers.
The family is the fundamental social unit of all modern societies. We learn to communicate, to empathise, to compromise within these small, vital social structures.The importance of the family is reflected in national public policies, such as child allowances and paternity leave, which focus on family policies as a way to improve the living standards of future generations. Thus, families, and the national policies that support them, play an important role in national efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Former UN Secretary General in 2010 stated that “the very achievement of development goals depends on how well families are empowered to contribute to the achievement of those goals. Thus, policies focusing on improving the well-being of families are certain to benefit development.”
Six SDGs: poverty; health; education; gender equality; youth unemployment; and ending violence – all of which can be positively impacted by well-designed family-focused policies.
ELFAC works to empower families as the main actors responsible for developing these SDGs and influencing society as a whole.
Children rights – Children protection
Gender Equalty – Solidarity among generations – Fight against discrimination
New technologies and family
Fertility and birth rates