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Investing in family cohesion as a development factor in times of crisis

Recommendation 1912 (2010)

Parliamentary Assembly
Assembly debate on 27 April 2010 (13th Sitting) (see Doc. 12103, report of the Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee, rapporteur: Mr Volontè). Text adopted by the Assembly on 27 April 2010 (13th Sitting).
1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1720 (2010) on investing in family cohesion as a development factor in times of crisis, and recommends that the Committee of Ministers:
1.1 forward this resolution to the governments of member states and request them to take it into account when developing their national family policies;
1.2 promote an exchange of best practices between member states on family policies and invite the competent departments of the Council of Europe to:
1.2.1 promote a more strategic interaction between different areas of work and a multidisciplinary approach to family questions across the Organisation;
1.2.2 support regional and local policies to strengthen public services in order to bring about a truly family-friendly society and to develop intergenerational relationships within families;
1.2.3 support the exchange of knowledge on, and development of standards for, pro-family policies to allow a deeper understanding of such topics as gender, solidarity between generations, ageing, fertility, family models, youth, children, migration and health from a family perspective.