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Vienna, 1959. “Ohne gesunde , lebensstarke Familien agiert alle Politik, alle Wirtschaft, agieren alle Bestrebungen auf kulturellem und sozialem Gebiet im luftleern Raum” Dr Hurdes. Exchange of views on family policies Vienna, 1959 AUSTRIA.
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“Ohne gesunde , lebensstarke Familien agiert alle Politik, alle Wirtschaft, agieren alle Bestrebungen auf kulturellem und sozialem Gebiet im luftleern Raum”
Exchange of views on family policies
Defence of the youth and the family against prejudicial influences of the community (film, reading-material, etc)
Bonn-Bad Godesberg, 1962
Federal Republic of Germany
Le vieillissement de la population et les problèmes des personnesagées
“Il n’est plus indiqué aujourd’hui dans le domaine de l’éducation familiale de parler uniquement du rôle éducatif de la mère”
De Riemaecker-Legot, Belgium
“There is a new phenomenon described by medical doctors: the new town blues”
La jeune famille
The Young family
Dear Secretary General,
Please find enclosed the communiqué on “the woman between profession and family” adopted by our conference and that should be transmitted to the UN Conference of ministers of social affairs meeting in September 1968.
The ministers of family affairs from 13 European countries.
The Secretary General
“There is an almost general increase in juvenile delinquency and a disturbing trend towards drug addiction. The causes are partially to be found in certain educational deficiencies.”
“The first duty of public authorities is to improve the quality of life”
“Placement in institutions is only to be recommended in exceptional cases”
Children and young persons at risk
« Part of the problemis one of attitudes, among men and womenalike. Attitudes are fairlyrecalcitrant to government action, althoughevenheregovernmentsmay have an important role, especiallythrough the educational system and governmentcontrolled mass media »
« The ministersagreedthat the aimshouldbe to adaptworking life to the needs of familiesratherthanviceversa »
The equality of man and woman: its implications for family life and governmental action
“One should try to preserve the unique individuality of each child, which may be masked or forgotten if numbers and statistics are allowed to become our masters instead of our servants”
S. Doxiadis, minister of social service of Greece
Family policy as an instrument for providing equal opportunities for children
“It was felt appropriate and desirable that family interests be represented and/or voiced at various political levels where decisions concerning it are taken, and that it be encouraged to participate actively in the social development of the community in which it is rooted”
Time for work,
time for the family
“Policies to assist the elderly should be based on a principle of solidarity which reflects perfectly the aims of social progress embodied in the European Social Charter”
The role of the elderly in the family in the context of the society of the 1980’s
“The ministers considered that further discussion might be helpful at international level of new needs of families in relation to family services, particularly for preventive mediation, counselling and parental education services”
Methods of child-upbringing in Europe today and the role of family service
“A society that fails to take proper heed of the fate of the least well-off –including the future of its young people- pronounces its own death sentence”
G. Adinolfi, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
“Families should be encouraged and aided directly when necessary, to that their function as economic, psychological, emotional and educational support for their members is strengthened”
The effects on the family of the economiccrisis, and particularly of unemployment
“The general movement towards decentralisation goes hand in hand with the heightened roles of the European Community and the Council of Europe.
The ministers affirmed that some of the answers to the dilemma can be found in the principle of subsidiarity and in a global and integrated family policy”.
Family policy and decentralisation
“Public awareness campaigns should be launched specifically focusing on the need for a “new family culture” concerning the role of men and women in the family, at work and in society.
The needs of boys and girls to be prepared adequately for their future roles as partners, parents and family carers should be met”.
The status and role of fathers. Family policy aspects.
“Ministers stressed that youth and family participation enables policy makers to include creative new ideas attuned to the needs of and interests of young people in the respective policy areas, and to develop more client-oriented policies.”
a challenge to the family
“Children’s views should be listened to when developing a child friendly society. By encouraging this simple form of participation, one can enable children to contribute actively to the world beyond the family- school, leisure activities, the local community”.
child friendly society
“Reconciling working and family life should revalue and restructure work practices, upgrade health care and family life and generally help to improve the quality of life”.
Reconciling working and family life
“Ministers discussed the need to abolish corporal punishment, as a human rights issue within the family as well as the protection against all forms of violence, including abuse within the home environment.
They recognised State responsibility in this respect and decided to take some further step with a view to preventing any form of violence within the family”
Changes in parenting: children today, parents tomorrow
See you in Norway!!!
The Council of Europe secretariat