In the West, many people are looking for half-way solutions instead of addressing the real issue: why are not enough children born in Europe? At the conference, besides the host Latvia, representatives of Hungary, Estonia, Finland, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland and Lithuania have participated, one of the vice-presidents of the European Parliament, as well as experts who deal with the issue from a scientific point of view.
Family affairs are spiritual, intellectual, value and cultural issues at the same time - said the President of the Kopp Maria Institute for Demography and Families at a Tuesday conference on the subject at the Academy. According to Tünde Fűrész, the family-friendly approach is increasingly pervasive in Hungarian society and even in the economy.
The Visegrád Group (V4) agree that the support of families could be a solution to demographic problems affecting Europe, said the State Secretary for Family and Youth Affairs at the V4 Family Conference at the Ministry of Human Resources.
Last year, the Father's Center in Berlin (Väterzentrum Berlin) celebrated the tenth anniversary of its existence. Founder Eberhard Schäfer, author of the book "The Book of Dads", published also in Hungarian, has launched this new initiative from his own in Germany.
"Social solidarity stems from cooperation between generations within families," said Anna Zaborska, Slovakian MEP, at a family conference in Bratislava.
At the 62. meeting of the UN Committee on Women's Situation, Katalin Novák, State Secretary for Family and Youth of the Ministry of Human Resources (Emmi) stressed that 90% of women in Hungary have children or want to have children, meaning that family policy is an important tool for women's support. The United Nations is organizing this meeting every year around women's day, which is one of the largest events of the world organisation, as not only the politicians of the Member States, but also the NGOs dealing with the situation of women participate on it.