The Confederation of Family Associations in the Carpathian Basin
The Confederation of Family Associations in the Carpathian Basin was founded by more than 10 associations in 2001, in Csongrád. The founders’ intention was to spread the pro-family approach both in the Carpathian basin and on the international platform. Besides, they decided to coordinate the collaboration of the family associations of the area and of the civil movements standing for their interests. Through its activity, the Confederation strengthens the national identity of the Hungarians in the Carpathian basin and contributes to the remaining of the Hungarian language in the territories outside the borders of Hungary.
To complete this mission, the Confederation organises community gatherings, professional conferences and cultural events. In 2012 the “Family Chain” movement was founded by some members of the Confederation. This alliance represents more than 30 thousand Hungarian families from the Carpathian basin. The “Family Chain” movement cooperates with all civil organisations which focus on foetus- mother- family and child protection, and which are committed to the propagation of marriage and parenthood.
The Confederation of Family Associations in the Carpathian Basin wants to contribute to the empowering of pro-family approach in the EU legislation through its civil project entitled “Family protection in the European Union and in other international forums”.
In order to achieve this goal, the Confederation would like to contribute to the lobby of the European and international civil organisations through its network.
Furthermore, the objectives of the Confederation comprises developing cooperation with civil organizations of the majority ethnic groups of the surrounding nations. We already have some fruitful initiatives in Serbia, and we endeavour to establish further contacts in other countries as well.
The Confederation of Family Associations in the Carpathian Basin has an increasing number of members: so far, 74 member associations have joined from Subcarpathia (Ukraine), Uplands (Slovakia), Transylvania (Romania), Vojvodina (Serbia), the Mura Region (Slovenia) and from Hungary.
Further cooperation is being established with Hungarian family organizations within Croatia and Austria.