Activities
16/02/2016

ELFAC co-organized European Youth Weekend to talk about family-related issues

Between 12-14 February, Budapest welcomed 50 young people from all around Europe for the “European Youth Weekend” (EYW). The event was organised by the Confederation of Family Associations in the Carpathian Basin (CFACB), supported by the European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC), and held in alignment with the annual “Family Day” of the CFACB.

The goal of the EYW was to involve young people from across Europe into deliberating about family policy. The future generation of families had an opportunity to formulate their expectations towards governments and decision-makers both on the European and the civil society level, so that their dreams could shape the future of family policy in Europe. The 50 participants, who had been selected through a complex application procedure, represented more than 15 countries and several family-based civil organisations all over Europe. The working language of the meeting was English.

The highlight of the EYW was a mini-plenary session that took place in the Hunters’ Hall of the Parliament. The chair of the mini-plenary was Ms Katalin Novák, the Hungarian Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs. Members of the jury comprised the Board of the ELFAC and leaders of Hungarian civil family organisations.

Enjoying the opportunity, a meeting of ELFAC Executive Board was held on Friday, 12th.

Click here to read final declaration of the European Youth Forum.