SOCIAL COHESION AND ERADICATION OF POVERTY COMMITTEE

Recommendation adopted on 24 June 2009
CONF/SOC(2009)REC1

Public policies supporting the wish to have children: societal, economic and personal factors

The Social Cohesion and Eradication of Poverty Committee of the Council of Europe INGO Conference,

Welcoming the results of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Family Affairs held in Vienna on 16 and 17 June 2009 and devoted to the theme of “Public policies supporting the wish to have children: societal, economic and personal factors”;

Anxious to see the Council of Europe make fuller use of the results of its numerous and varied activities relating to family issues (in the fields of social cohesion, social rights, family law etc);

Requests the Committee of Ministers to instruct the appropriate bodies to make an inventory of the Council of Europe’s recent and current work on family questions as a basis for deciding whether to develop a multidisciplinary approach to family questions across the Organisation;

Decides to communicate the present Resolution to the Parliamentary Assembly, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and to the Secretary General for information.

Recommendation approved by the Standing Committee of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe, meeting on 24 June 2009