Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union
Migration policies are often centred on the individual and do not consider the family ties and family life of each one. It is more and more common to see a member of the family moving to another country and leaving their family members (including partner, children, elders…) in the country of origin. These families are known as “transnational families” and this shows us that migration does not end with settlement. COFACE advocates for migration policies that consider the family dimension and family ties that migrants have with their family members and believes that families should be supported, may they decide to live transnationally or to re-unite through family reunification with no discrimination of individuals or of family form.