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Newsletter - European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC) - October 2023

ELFAC talked in Naples (Italy) on how to create family-friendly territories

The conference 'Who wins the future – Family-friendly companies and territories' was held in the Palazzo della Borsa Merci in Naples on Friday 20 October. Organized by ELFAC and the Italian Large Families Association (ANFN), in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Naples, the event presented the reality of the partnership experience with “family-friendly” companies initiated by the European Network of Family Friendly Municipalities. 


ELFAC president discusses about Europe with delegates of the Italian association

Regina Florio Maroncelli brought her testimony on the final day of the national coordinators’ meeting held at Nocera Umbra.
Call for the European Large Family Award 2023
Only few days left (by 31 October) to send candidates for the “European Large Family of the Year 2023” Award. 
Spain: 8 out of 10 large families, financially burdened by rising prices and back to school expenses
Annual survey to large families by the Spanish Large Families Federation.
Estonian Large Families Association announces upcoming family events
On 22 October was the annual family day celebration ar Super Skypark.
Portuguese Large Families Association continues to go digital

APFN is making strides towards a paperless membership card.
Croatia: Sending families on unforgettable vacations and round table on how improve quality of family life
Supporting quality of life in Croatian large families.

Italy: “Two hearts and a tribe”: award presented to Rossetti family in Foggia

The Rossetti family from Foggia received the “Two Hearts & One Tribe” award.
German Large Families Association Holds Annual Assembly in Erfurt

Association Kinderreiche Familien Deutschland met to discuss successes and upcoming projects.

New book in Italy: Generating the future. Essays on birth rates and demographic winter

It collects the interventions of the conference which was held on March 29th, born from the collaboration between Italian Large Families Association (ANFN) and the chair of demography of the University of Siena. The topics addressed in the volume are of extreme interest.



Save the date!: 4th Congress of Family Friendly Municipalities

Digital future: family-friendly municipalities innovation challenges.

Brussels, Tuesday December 19 | 09:30 - 17:00 


Commission sets out tools to manage demographic change in the EU

EU Commission adopts a Communication set for Member States to prioritize issues of demographic change.

Trentino (Italy): Large families on the rise

From 2009 to 2022 couples with 3 or more children grew by 5 percentage points reaching 16.3 percent among families with children, the highest value in Italy in 2022.

Third Regional Convention of the Family Network in Italy

On October 14th, Nuoro hosted the Third Regional Convention of the Family Network in Italy, during which, 14 more municipalities on the island were certified as Family-friendly networks..747,227 people in Sardinia live in municipalities or organizations that are members of the Network. 



Vote for children, thoughtful pensions: Bold ideas against the birth rate decline

Monetary incentives do not appear to work in changing fertility rates. Time to look at other solutions.

By prof. Matteo Rizzoli.
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