The Alliance for Childhood European Network Group (AFC-ENG) is the community of people working for
Improving the Quality of Childhood in Europe
The Alliance for Childhood European Network Group (AFC-ENG) was set up in 2006 by Michiel Matthes and Christopher Clouder, and it held its first meeting in Brussels in that same year. It has partners (organizations and individuals) from over 15 European countries. (See the list of the partners here.)
The AFC-ENG welcomes new partners, whether organizations or individuals. (See Finances.)
Become a Partner
Adherence to the mission of the AFC-ENG and a commitment to promote (together with one's own organization or activity)
the goal of improving the quality of childhood,
the well-being of children and
the rights of the child as specified in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
As determined by the turnover of the partner organization for the year before last:
Turnover < € 100,000 Fee € 500 per year
Turnover € 100,000 - € 500,000 Fee € 1,000 per year
Turnover > € 500,000 Fee € 2,000 per year
Personal partnership Fee € 50 per year
An application for partnership can be sent to the Council via the Chairman (see Contact).
The AFC-ENG welcomes new partners, whether organizations or individuals.
AFC-ENG in relation to other organisations
The AFC-ENG is a network group of NGO's in the member states of the European Union that work on the Quality of Childhood in their own countries or group of countries / specific areas, as well as of individuals who are committed to work on the aims of the AFC-ENG. The activities of the AFC-ENG are complementary to the activities of the members.
AFC-ENG is member of:
The AFC-ENG holds two to three meetings each year in Brussels since 2006 in the context of the sessions held by the Working Group on the Quality of Childhood at the European Parliament (Working Group QoC) In the meeting, the members brief each other on their viewpoints and activities, and make plans for the activities of the AFC-ENG such as the expert-talks within the Working Group on the Quality of Childhood in the European Parliament and the QoC publications.