Recommendation 1912 (2010)1
    Investing in family cohesion as a development factor in times of crisis

    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.

    1. 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).