European Parliament welcomes newly founded Platform for European Fathers (PEF)

The founding of the Platform for European Fathers (PEF) was welcomed at the 'European fathers' congress' in the European Parliament that was organised by the Greens/EFA on June 28, 2011 in support of paternity leave.

“The founding of the Platform for European Fathers (PEF) was welcomed at the ‘European fathers’ congress’ in the European Parliament that was organised by the Greens/EFA on June 28, 2011 in support of paternity leave.”

Marije Cornellissen (MEP Dutch Greens/EFA), the 'founding mother' surrounded by the founding fathers of the 'Platform for European Fathers (PEF)' .

Marije Cornellissen (MEP Dutch Greens/EFA), the ‘founding mother’ surrounded by the founding fathers of the ‘Platform for European Fathers (PEF)’ . Left to right: André Müller (VeV, Switserland), Alan Beirne (PEI, Ireland), Rüdiger Meyer-Spelbrink (VAfK, Germany), Paul Coleman (PEI, Ireland), Rob Williams (Fatherhood Institute, UK, Vice Chair PEF), Robert Pigott:(IMN, Ireland), Heimir Hilmarsson (EPI, Iceland), Marije Cornellisse (MEP Dutch Greens/EFA), Jan van Baelen (VKC, Belgium), ??, Peter Tromp (VKC, Netherlands, Primary founding father and Secretary of PEF), Robert Whiston (Men’s Aid, UK), Vincenso Semeraro (SOS Papa, Belgium), Joseph Egan (PEI, Ireland, Chair PEF), Attila Vida (EAÉE, Hungary), Konstantina Davaki (Guest speaker LSE, UK), Pedro Duffill Hobbs (UEFFACC, Spain), Klaus Gerosa (VafK, Germany), Oliver Peter Hofmann (MP, Austria). (Not in photo: Paulo Leitao (DdeL, Portugal), Luis de Sousa (IP, Portugal), Sean Kelly (MSGI, Ireland), Elephterias Ayfantis (Sygapa, Greece)).

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4 Responses to European Parliament welcomes newly founded Platform for European Fathers (PEF)

  1. Jim Bailey says:

    WOW – THis looks promising – I see some GOOD MEN involved here – KEEP the NAZU Philosophy out of this one PLEASE – There is HOPE – Onward:)Jim

  2. peter morris says:

    Excellent to come across this,, good to see Robert involved and also Parental Equality IE.

  3. Vincenzo Antonuccio says:

    This is really good news: as a father who is currently hindered to see his own daughters by their mother, I am convinced that the problem is at least European, and its solutions should be found in common policies and practices with ALL the EC Member States.
    Vincenzo Antonuccio

  4. Peter Zohrab says:

    Fantastic! Good to see the Greens involved!! I hope the Greens in New Zealand follow suit!

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